The year has turned here in Ireland and it is 2011 already. I want to take this opportunity to thank ALL of you - moderators and members, posters and readers - for being part of this community.
When I wrote down the original note for this series (Doctor John Dee as an immortal - all myths are real, legendary creatures are still alive) more than a decade ago, I never realized it would have such a wide-ranging impact. I was looking at those notes earlier this evening. It is astonishing to realize how much still remains intact. There have been some small changes: Dee went from hero to villain; Machiavelli went from villain to ... well, still a villain, but a villain with a conscience. Joshua became Josh, and Sophie remained Sophie. Lemuria became Danu Talis and the Otherworlds became the Shadowrealms. But the original story remains and the ending (including the very last sentence), which I first wrote down in May 1997 is untouched.
And now, suddenly, the end is in sight. I'm doing final tweaks on The Warlock at the moment. It has been the toughest of all the books to write, and yet, paradoxically, it looks like it will be the slimmest of the series, with all the action packed into one day. Much of The Enchantress is also done (and it will be the biggest of the six!)
The series has gone all over the world, and the movie inches forward. There is even talk now of a TV series, but I'll believe it when I see it.
But none of this would have been possible without all your continued support. The forum and its member have played a major part in the success of this series and, for that, I do thank you.
I also want to pay a special word of thank to Zephfire, Hitmanjls and the mods who ensure that the forum remains such a positive and safe environment for all its members. It allows me to recommend it with absolutely no hesitation. I really do appreciate all the work that goes on behind the scenes.
I know I've not delivered my Christmas short story (but I thought you'd prefer if I finished The Warlock first.) You will have it soon. In fact, you may even have two - Scathach's debt is almost done as well.
So, to one and all: have a wonderful and happy new year.
With best wishes,