There Will Be a Book #4

Book #4 in The Magi Series will be the final book.

There have been many of you asking whether or not the ending to The Temple is the end of the series, and the answer is No.  The bridge offers a brief, and probably a bit confusing, glimpse of Book #4.  The ending is intended and very important to the overall story, which will reference many things in Book #1, The Magi.

As far as a release date, another question frequently asked, there is none yet.  Book #4 is still in the early writing stage, but as soon as there is an update, it will appear here first.

Thank you all for your questions and kind comments about the series.  It’s always been my goal to entertain, so it’s always wonderful to hear excitement about the series.

Book 3 Updates

Book 3 Updates:

The Temple is now out of my hands.  For a while.  For every book in the series, the process after I finish writing goes like this:

1.  First Edit

2.  Second Edit

3.  BETA readers

4.  Third Edit (fix problems BETAs bring up)

5.  Fourth Edit (Line edit)

6.  Fifth Edit (Copy edit)

7.  Format and Publish

Right now, we’re at the BETA reader stage.  I’ve given away all my copies of the book (isn’t it so pretty?) and as soon as they are finished, things hopefully will go quickly.

For those asking for a date, I can say that if the BETAs don’t find any major problems (fingers crossed) then I’m confident in a late January/early February release date.  Once I get a good amount of information back from them, I will release an official date.

For now, I will give you a few teasers:

1. The Temple is officially longer than The Sphere at this point. The Sphere was 475 Word Doc pages. This one is 508.  Things could change between now and the published copy.

2. There are officially 3 characters that are in both The Magi and The Sphere that do not survive The Temple. (I’ve been in mourning a lot writing this one).

3. Savenridge goes through a rather big transformation during the story.

4. Places visited: Edinburgh, Scotland; New Zealand; Chile.

5. The chapters in this book are smaller than they have been in the previous two. There are 31 total chapters (not including the Prologue and the Bridge).

That’ll have to do for now.  Remember to read the Prologue and check back for more released chapters.

Thoughts on Book 3

From Kevin M. Turner:

Welcome back to the land of the living!

For those of you asking about updates to the series, I apologize for the hiatus.  However, rest assured that The Magi Series is still alive and well.  Once I get a clearer picture of the end of the writing process for book 3, I promise to give some estimates on release, but for now, I am unable to guess.  I anticipate an educated guess in the spring.  For now, here are my initial thoughts on the plot of book 3.

Working Title:  THE TEMPLE

Some hints/spoilers:  If you have not read both The Magi and The Sphere, you may not want to read any further.

This book is definitely darker than the previous two.  There are at least 2 characters (from both book 1 and 2) that will not make it through book 3.  The book revolves around finding the last two cubes but will also deal heavily with Elijah’s growing power.  Luther Cain becomes much more of a presence in the lives of the Magi.

I am also becoming more fascinated by Ruth’s character.  Like Becca, she was not an intended character when I plotted this series out a few years ago, but she has more depth than I anticipated, so her role has increased significantly as I’ve written this one.

That’s all for now.  Thank you for all who have been anxiously waiting word of the new book.  I continue to appreciate the kind words and encouragement regarding the series.  Please drop me an email if you have time and want to comment or have any questions/suggestions (yes I welcome those too).  kevinmturner1@gmail.com

Blessings!