My worlds collide – Star Trek and the Great Rift

“Beam me up, Scotty!” That’s what I’ve been feeling I need in book II of The Great Rift Trilogy – a way to get our heroes from one faraway place to another – instantly.

While writing this new book, I’m reminded that readers need to be aware of what happened in the previous one; how Fayah was rescued from the mage’s tower, her battle with the demon-wraith where its magic was transferred to her, how our three heroes escaped the underground cavern of the dead, why they are desperate to reach the capitol city of Turien and warn the King of the impending dark army attack, etc. All this needs to be peppered into the narrative through dialogue and recollections in a way that doesn’t feel like I’m simply “telling the reader what happened previously”. Continue reading