The Circus comes to Town
I've finished my first revision of Tales of Crow 4: The Circus of Machinations. This book took a lot longer to write than the other three so far, but I've always felt I worked better when I stretch things out a little, as I do more revising as I go along and with Circus there were almost no plot holes at all that needed filling, unlike Puppeteer, which had loads. I really liked this book; it was dark and gloomy and much more sci-fi than the rest of the series. I decided some time towards the end of the first book in the series that it would be fun to try to tie it into the Tube Riders back story, but because the tone of the books was very different at some point there needed to be a threshold where things moved over from the Tales of Crow world into the Tube Riders world. That kind of happened at the end of Puppeteer, whereas Circus was a kind of a transition book and I'm hugely proud of it. I do however have this habit of asking more questions than I answer, so there are two or three things that I need to now explore in other books in the wider cannon of my world to clear things up a little, if that makes any sense...
Anyway, I'm currently on a break from both the Tube Riders and the Tales of Crow series. So far that break has lasted two days. It's highly likely that I'll be breaking that break (ho hum) over the weekend and getting on with either Crow 5 or heading back to the Rise prequel series.
Happy reading and speak soon
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