Before the Dawn
is the first in (hopefully) a series of novels about Io, from Dark Tomorrow's Faceless P.I. series.
on the website, Io is an established Centurion, well into his career as a mystical, magical troubleshooter. the novel will take place early on, less than a year after he receives his Roman numeral. i'm aiming high, hoping to make this a series with legs. i've said it a lot now, but i want this to be like Io's Casino Royale
the first chapter is written. the second chapter is in progress.
BY THE WAY: blame Miles Boothe. after accepting the second Io short story for The Trigger Reflex
, he and i talked about the state of series novels today, and Miles said something that i'll never forget:
"Here's the thing: you're nailing it with the imagery (white hair with rings, tattoos, name, blue nimbus, etc.) and his general perspective. He's a dead ringer for a seriesóand I think that whenever I read his stories. I read tons and tons of stuff, and he's a great character. He's a better character, imo, than Harry Dresden, and look where Jim Butcher has gotten."
thanks, Miles. just remember, if this takes off . . . you're to blame.