The Sorcerer’s Widow: Progress Report Eight

Chapter Eight is now online; hope you like it.

The serial is paid for through Chapter Thirteen.

I have just started writing Chapter Thirteen. What’s more, it may be the last chapter. Or next-to-last; I’m not sure yet. I’m definitely nearing the end, though.

My best guess is that the first draft will be a long novella, and the final draft will be a short novel. (The dividing line is 40,000 words.)

Can’t think of anything else that needs to be said.

8 thoughts on “The Sorcerer’s Widow: Progress Report Eight

  1. Now we can only hope the fil-depressis doesn’t think it has to repair the gizmo again…

    Meanwhile, I keep feeling that I’m missing a joke and that I ought to recognize the names of the sorceries if I read them out loud. I daresay if I am I’ll catch on eventually.

  2. I really like the way Kel’s character and his relationship with Dorna is developing.

    I suspect the next chapter will have them realizing that Ezak has run off with the bag of talismans.

  3. It’s “fil drepessis,” not “fil-depressis.”

    As for what’s happening next chapter, I try not to post spoilers.

  4. As I was reading this chapter, the question occurred to me: Since wizardry and sorcery are so different (created by the chaos or order underlying the World) – do they interfere with each other (perhaps just by being in proximity)? Does using one directly against the other cause unintended side-effects?

    Enjoying the story so far – thanks!

  5. Can’t check right now, but I recall there’s a comment to this effect in one of the novels, I believe it came up in Night of Madness, where touching an Athame to a sorcerous device would render it non-functional.

  6. I wonder if we’re ever going to find out exactly what the Northern talisman was targeting in the bag.


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