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Looking Way Ahead -- Secrets

One of the interesting things about writing on the Legacy series is the lag time between when we write the books and when you read them -- about nine months. Melissa and I have finished Secrets, which is due out next February, while you guys are on The Lost. So looking way ahead to Secrets, a sneak peek at the chapter titles

Lifepod
Down
Queen's Return
Traveling
Proving Ground
Hunger
Home
Suspicion
Isolation
Acceptable Risks
Prisons
Christmas in October
Passages and Pomegranate Seeds
Osprey
Hidden Things
The Skies of Sateda
The Old One's Tale
Bloodtainted
First Mothers
Pilgrims
A Door Into Summer
Underground
Osprey's Daughters
Fair One
A Winter's Night
The Brotherhood
Reunion
Children of the Ancients
On the Brink

These are tenative, as we have much of the editorial process ahead of us! But feel free to ask about anything you're curious about!

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kristen999
Apr. 12th, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)
Wow, you're almost done. Is this the second to last book or the last one? And forgive me, my brain is fuzzy. Is this the one that explores the Ancients a bit more?

Congrats on getting so much done!
jo_graham
Apr. 12th, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

Secrets is the next to the last book. There's one more we haven't started yet -- The Inheritors!
sheppardkid
Apr. 12th, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)
I'm excited for all of the books but I think I'm going to be the most excited for Secrets and The Inheritors. It just seems like it's going to be E-P-I-C!
jo_graham
Apr. 12th, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Epic is what we're aiming for! I hope we get there.

I have to say that I'm very, very pleased with how Secrets came out. There are parts I'm extremely proud of.
sheppardkid
Apr. 17th, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to read it! :D
m_nivalis
Apr. 12th, 2011 09:18 pm (UTC)
"On the brink" sounds like you're leaving us with a nasty cliffhanger for book six.
jo_graham
Apr. 12th, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
Oh yes! Always! :)
jansma
Apr. 12th, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
Fair One, eh? :)Oh, I'm looking forward to that.
jo_graham
Apr. 13th, 2011 12:59 pm (UTC)
Fair One indeed! In which Jennifer figures out something very, very important, and makes a critical decision.
jansma
Apr. 13th, 2011 02:52 pm (UTC)
Yes indeedy... That Guide is her one true love and she will never leave him. :P LOL
jo_graham
Apr. 13th, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
Hummmm. What an interesting idea! You never know....
jansma
Apr. 13th, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
You are such a tease. ;)
jo_graham
Apr. 13th, 2011 11:35 pm (UTC)
You think I jest....
jarodrussell
Apr. 14th, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
First Rodney has to out-woo Ronon and now a Wraith. Poor guy.
sgawraithfan
Apr. 13th, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
How about Hunger? :)
jo_graham
Apr. 13th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
Oh an interesting one! When a Wraith's got to eat, a Wraith's got to eat!
jansma
Apr. 13th, 2011 08:51 pm (UTC)
Pomegranate seeds and a door into summer? :D :D :D Oh, Hades wherefore art thou?
jo_graham
Apr. 13th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
Hey, what can I say? I've got a thing about Hades archetypes!

Just for you, a snippet from that chapter, with Jen and Teyla....


"No, not entirely." Teyla's eyes met hers. "But we will live with that, you and I." She knew too much, had seen too much in those awful moments when Jennifer was dying at Guide's hand, had seen too much before and after. A dark passage, like a tunnel leading down into darkness, into places she did not want to go. She wasn't afraid of the dark. Just of the creatures that lived there. Some of them were way too interesting.

Bits of a fairy tale came to mind, something in one of her books when she was a kid, about a princess who ate a pomegranate seed. Just one seed, red as blood, her life mingled with Guide's, fed back to her. If that wasn't a pomegranate seed, she wasn't sure what was.

I don't want to change, Jennifer thought, thrusting the story away from her. I know who I am.
jansma
Apr. 14th, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)
*shakes fist at work, and the need to go* <-- The reason I didn't respond to this earlier, which is...

Oh, now you gone done it! 'Dying at Guide's hand' raises so many questions e.g. for why, when, did she offer it to him, and she's living now, so must have had it back? Plus, a plot bunny is now gnawing on the bone of my leg.

Dammit, Jo. :/
jo_graham
Apr. 15th, 2011 12:49 pm (UTC)
*g* Lots and lots of questions! Why did he take her life? Why did he give it back? Why was Teyla there? All will become clear -- in October! *tortures readers*
jansma
Apr. 15th, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
*Wraithy growl*
sheppardkid
Apr. 17th, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
*glares at Jo* I leave for a weekend filled with a torture of its own and come back to this- more torture! So cruel. xD
jo_graham
Apr. 17th, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
More torture! I love to torture readers! *evil laugh*
sheppardkid
Apr. 19th, 2011 05:50 am (UTC)
Well you're doing a darn good job of it! ;P
sgawraithfan
Apr. 14th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
How this came about is sure to be a fascinating story! :)
jo_graham
Apr. 15th, 2011 12:54 pm (UTC)
It's certainly complicated....
jarodrussell
Apr. 14th, 2011 12:39 am (UTC)
But feel free to ask about anything you're curious about!

(I hope this falls under "ask about anything," but if not my apologies for being too eager.) In which book will we finally learn if Keller and McKay are truly OTP or not?

jo_graham
Apr. 14th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
Humm. That's actually a hard question because it's complicated. I suppose Secrets is the best answer. That's where the most is resolved, though as I say, it's complicated!
jarodrussell
Apr. 14th, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

Time to go see if I can build that time machine out of LEGO.
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