Sequels, prequels and series. A lot of books have them, or are part of them (for series), and I’ve been getting that question, mostly for Accidental Warrior. So, have I thought about what happens to Hal and Bel after the end of the book? Well, yes. Have I decided to write a story about it? Not yet. An issue in my mind is that a big part of Accidental Warrior is Hal’s growing up. I think that has to be true for any book where a character changes and grows a lot. All that growing up is past tense for any sequel. Of course, there can be another development arc, one that goes off in another direction. It would be great if these sorts of things burst out fully formed, rather like Athena from the head of Zeus in Greek mythology, but that doesn’t happen. At least not for me. So, it’s churning around and we’ll see what develops. What I can say is that I’m only going to do it if I think it will be a really good story. Right now, as I’ve mentioned from time to time, I’m in the middle of a new one and so everything else has to wait. Prequels are a different matter. When it focuses on a particular character, as opposed to an earlier time in an epic story, the unavoidable problem is that we already know what happens to that character because we’ve read the main story. That’s not to say the prequel can’t be a lot of fun, or provide insight into how a character develops, but we have seen the ending.