Varkan Rise is book 2 of the Interspace Origins series. I don’t have a series page for it yet, but Book 1, Faring Soul, is here and you may have heard me screaming a few days ago because Faring Soul won a SFR Galaxy Award 2015.
The fact that I had just broken ground on the sequel is purely coincidental, but very nice timing.
Here’s a quick snippet for you.
“But if the College does not exist, then who will raise children?” Bedivere asked. “It will force the known worlds back to family segregation.”
“Family units work,” Catherine said. “Look at Soward.”
“Don’t let Lilly hear you say that.”
“I was thinking of Soward, but not as a positive,” he continued. “Identifying with a small group within a society is the path to anarchy.”
“Like sentient computers who call themselves Varkan and talk to each other in secret?”
Bedivere sighed. “One step at a time. Most of them are still teenagers. They’re not ready to be loosed upon the world as decision-making adults yet.”
“Papa Bedivere,” she teased.
“And this father needs his sleep,” he said. He let her go, then picked up her hand. “If I can sleep. I had forgotten how much this thing moves.”
“We are on an island,” she pointed out. “But there are stabilizers and the bumper field that calms everything…I’m surprised you can feel anything at all.”
“An island that floats,” he pointed out. He pulled her towards the door that led to their quarters. “On an open sea,” he added.
“I’m sure I’ll be able to find something that will help you sleep.”
He answered her by squeezing her hand gently. His pace toward the bedroom quickened.
Varkan Rise will be out at the end of March. If you would like a reminder when the book comes out, sign up for my newsletter. You’ll hear there first, before anyone else, even this blog.