The grand finale to 004 is now here. What will Cass find in the mysterious house? How will she survive the encounter? What’s the history behind the teddy bears? How does this all tie into the schemings of the Lucid child? You’re going to have to read and find out.
After this chapter, we’re going on a wee hiatus, I think. Problem is, my original idea for 005 — a repeating grocery store of the damned — is a MUCH better story for what I’m tentatively calling “volume two” of City of Angles.
Volume One is dealing with the machinations of Bedlam, and her designs for the heart of the city. It’s a complete story onto itself with a clear beginning and end, even if it doesn’t wrap the entire universe. Volume Two will be dealing with Echo, and the grocery store story is a MUCH better fit for that arc.
This means I need to come up with something entirely different for 005. I’m aiming to make it a Penelope / Gregory story, maybe more focused on one of the two rather than the pair in general. But, it may be a standalone, or it may be… I dunno. I need time to come up with something now that my plans have fizzled. I could jump right into the next Wei Sisters story but it feels like it’s too soon for that. And Dave’s next focus story really has to come before the finale.
Writers, scheming away in little poorly lit dens of literary villainy Oh, what horrors do they plan, banging away on their Clark Novas? We’ll have to wait and see. But in the meantime, Cass needs your attention, and I need your reactions to her tale.