Dear readers,

The past few months have been rough—I won't lie. Writing has been far from my mind, and on some days it's been all I can do to get out of bed. As a result, progress on both Exile and Ancients and Death has stagnated, to the point now where resuming work on them feels daunting, and overwhelming.

However, not all is lost. A new year is a perfect time for the renewal of promises and obligations, and so renew my passion for writing I must. Believe me, I want to write—I just find the effort at times more than I can bear. But the good news is that I'm now in a better frame of mind, and looking forward—for the first time in months—to resuming my work on the ongoing Redemption of Erâth series.

As always, I make no promises as to when anything will materialize, but my most profound hope is that I will have Exile released by Spring, and then focus my time on wrapping up the drafting of Ancients and Death. If I can keep to this timeline, I will be most pleased.

All I ask in the meantime is that you continue to bear with me; writing is no easy task. But write I must, and so write I will. And soon, I'm certain, you will learn the continued adventures of Brandyé Dui-Erâth and his companions.

Many thanks,