The Saga’s complete…
The Gisborne Saga has concluded. More – the final in the trilogy has been published at last.
How do I feel?
Marvellous and nervous…
This has been a three year long pregnancy that has taken me and my characters to twelfth century British Isles, France and Venice.
Each year for the last three years I have delivered a book on my version of the legend of Guy of Gisborne. There are many #Gisborne fans out there who have believed for many years (since the end of the BBC series of Robin Hood) that Gisborne is SND (So Not Dead) and to a point, I wanted to agree with them…
So is my Gisborne dead … finally?
Ah. I have often had it said of me that I’m not afraid to kill off my darlings and it’s also well known that I hate spoilers, so you will have to read the final book to find out.
Suffice to say that I am happy with the ending. It is as it should be.
So now I am on a new journey. The troubadour, Tobias Celho (the small, charming musician from The Gisborne Saga) won the battle with Ariella Ben Saul for his own book. It was a close run thing. Ariella is so enigmatic and I longed to write her story but Toby promised me much – not the least of which was a journey through Constantinople into the Black Sea.
So that’s where I am right now – as Gisborne: Book of Kings finds readers and reviewers, Toby and I are currently sailing on a galley toward Rhodes.
Gosh, I LOVE my characters…
Mahoosive congratulations, Prue. The Gisborne saga comes to a close . . . And what a journey. I could gush about the twisting plot and unexpected deaths in Book of Kings but Prue would screw my thumbs if I uttered so much as a peep.
Prue has a winning formula: Great story + great writing.
If you like rich sense-stirring HF with compelling storyline and a whole load of grit thrown in, then go buy all three books. You won’t be disappointed.
Thank you, Crowman. What more can I say? If I was nearby, I would hug you and kiss each cheek french-style!
oh la la! I do like French kisses.
Category PG or M. Only you, Johnny, only you!!! Mwah, mwah!
Many congratulations, Prue. I hope it does well!
Many thanks, Susan. I’m hoping it manages to rank as well and for as long in the UK as its brothers and sisters have.
Congratulations, Prue! What an accomplishment. I remember meeting you on Mark Williams blog when our two “Robin-Hoody” projects were just WIPs. We’ve come a long way, haven’t we?
Oh Anne – back in the day! We have come a long way, you are right, and really in such a short time when you think about it. I first went to POD in 2008 with an English publisher, e-books in 2010 with Mark and then with an Australian boutique press in 2012 and from which my books have gone on to rank so well in the UK. I am so immensely happy with my writing life – I have no expectations and just want the readers to get as much, if not more, than I do from the books.
Any writer worth their salt should subscribe to annerallen.blogspot.com if they are serious about learning about this brave new world of publishing that we inhabit. Many thanks for commenting and let’s keep entertaining people for as long as we can!
Congrats Prue! So you do a George R.R. Martin in your book? Oooer! 😉
Thanks so much, Judiang. GRR Martin? Hmm. Maybe. Possibly. Although not with quite the red splashing round that he has. I have a notoriously weak tummy, you see. Ask any of those male Roman and medieval fiction writers who are my friends, they’ll tell you how hopeless I am!
Wonderful! Downloaded on the kindle for my holiday in Port Douglas – it’s becoming a tradition that I take your latest book on holiday with me.
Well done Prue.
Bollyknickers – I have a feeling that you’ll enjoy the reading of this one as much as i enjoyed the writing. So glad it’s out in time for your holiday. Port Douglas? Tasmania? Huge climactic change there, that’s for sure. Have a wonderful time!
I’m not going for a couple of weeks but must finish the book group read first as there is a deadline on that. Tasmania was just Mr Bolly and I whereas PD is the annual family holiday. But, yes, quite a climate change!
Many, many congratulations, Prue. What a wonderful achievement!
The tender green shoot that was the original fanfic has grown into a magnificent flowering tree. And yet it has lost none of its freshness and immediacy along the way. Something tells me Volume Three will be bringing us more of the same.
Thank you so much, Giselle. I hope you enjoy it and it fulfils your hopes for the all the characters.
Hard to believe that all this came out of me watching the BBC Robin Hood 3-4 years ago, with all its anachronisms and humour. And that a tiny little thought (what would Gisborne’s life have been if he’d never known Robin, Marian or the Sheriff?) became a bit of fun on my blog. Then suddenly it became serious as research took over and a whole other narrative began to reveal itself. It’s been the best thing to happen to me, that’s for sure!
I have enjoyed so much this series!!!!!! Thank you for the many hours of pure enjoyment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Margaret, an absolute pleasure. I am so glad you enjoyed it.