I get universally panicked reactions every time I say Titan Mage will end at Book 5, so here’s a little look into what I actually have planned for the future of Locke and company—and the world of Haven in general. 😄
First, don’t panic! There’s definitely more of the Titan Mage universe in your future.
When I say “Titan Mage will end at Book 5,” what I mean is “That particular arc will end with Book 5,” and the next arc will start with a new series. I prefer to write in multiple short series rather than single long series because it helps me organize my writing process more efficiently—and because it gives my stories concrete stopping points so readers aren’t left hanging for months while I work on novels for my other pen name.
After Titan Mage 5, I’ll be switching back to my H.P. Holo name to write the final (mega-)book of my Monster Punk Horizon series, and then after that I’ll be returning to the world of Haven to write a series I’m calling Airship for now (the official title will be determined closer to release).
The events of Airship take place at the same time as Titan Mage and follow Ray and Erudicia Q’Van and the crew of the Indigo Gryphon as they go on archaeological adventures and uncover their own dangerous mysteries about the world of Haven.
Following that, I have plans for a variety of series that are still very much in the “throwing ideas around” stage:
Potential Series 3 unites the casts of both Titan Mage and Airship as they [do some stuff that’s slightly spoilery for both series] and face an emerging threat to Haven’s peace.
Potential Series 4 jumps twenty-ish years into the future and follows the children of both casts as they get up to big stompy robot action.
And given that the world of Haven is so expansive, there’s plenty of potential for other stories, too—an academy series set at the Arcane Index, for example, or a series that follows a rig-and-titan mercenary band, or heck, even a slice-of-life series. With a world like Haven, the possibilities are nearly infinite.
Outside the Titan Mage universe, I’m also playing around with the idea of writing a monster girl series set in the Monster Punk Horizon world under my H.P. Holo pen name. If you’re unfamiliar with this series, it takes a lot of cues from monster hunting/collecting games like … well, Monster Hunter, Pokemon, and Digimon, but it also has fun with a lot of standard fantasy/RPG tropes. Which is to say, there’s a lot of potential for fun in that universe that is slightly different from the fun that I get up to in the Titan Mage universe. (And, of course, since this series would be written under this pen name, it would be just as spicy as Titan Mage.)
So there you have it! A tiny look into the future of Haven (and other worlds).
But that said—readers, are there any particular types of stories you’d like to see? 😀