Work on the initial draft of Exitium, the forthcoming final book in the trilogy begun with Effugium and Exsilum, has been completed.
I’ve come to realize during these past few weeks that it’s a really weird book. I’m okay with that. In fact, I’m pleased. I like weird. That’s what I was going for. I like stuff that’s weird, makes sense, and is entertaining. That’s the kind of weird I like.
The story will continue in Effugium: The Time Tinkerer, an ongoing serialized story on The new Kindle Vella platform. That’ll be about Richard Kryuss, million year-old former cult leader traveling back and forth through time in a giant golden faberge egg that looks like a Victorian-era mansion inside, screwing up the events of all three books in the trilogy. A remix, essentially.
No one else could or would write this book. It’s absolutely bonkers. It’s funny, it’s fast-paced, and it’s full of head-scratching twists and turns. It’s also packed with allegory, but there is no “message” to be gleaned from it apart from this: life is absurd and human beings never change.