Friday, November 07, 2008
Yesterday, I posted my review of The Memorist. After finishing the book, I was curious about where Ms. Rose was planning to go with the series, or if she's even planning to go anywhere at all.
So I asked:
I swear I read somewhere that you had planned three books in the series. Am I totally off-base (I can't be...there are still unanswered questions about Malachai!)? Will there be a final book (or multiple books?) in the Reincarnationist/Memorist series?
And Ms. Rose answered:
There are a possible 12 books in the series. 12 memory tools - each book about another memory tool. I'm contracted for three - which means there is definitely one more coming after The Memorist. Ideally I'd like to write something else after #3 and take a little break and then go back to more in the Reincarnationist series.
I also asked:
Is there any chance you'd like to offer my blog readers a quick teaser as to what the next book will be about? I know I'd sure like to be given a hint as to what's up next.
And Ms. Rose kindly obliged:
As far as the next book after The Memorist... here's a little bit... it's about one of the minor characters in The Memorist... FBI Special Agent Lucien Glass.... and it takes place in NYC and Malachai is in Book #3 also. In Book #3 no one has any spontaneous reincarnation memories. How's that for a tease?
Hah! It's a wonderful tease, because Lucien was my favorite character, even though he had a bit part. I initially thought he'd end up with Meer, although where I came up with that idea, I have no...well, idea.
So, thanks to M.J. Rose for answering my questions and sparking my interest about Book #3. I just love knowing what I have to look forward to (which is probably why I like to read the end of a book first).
Also, a big, BIG thanks for sending extra books. Because now I get to give away books (it's one of my favorite things, you know).
The GiveawayYou want? I have 2 sets of both books to give away. And yes, you get both The Reincarnationist and The Memorist...all for the low, low price of one comment.
Let's engage our imaginations and say we all believe in reincarnation. Leave a comment telling me who or what you would like to come back as. Or even whose life you would like to have lived. Be creative! Entertain me!
I will pick two winners from the comments on Sunday. And I'll be postponing the weekly book closet giveaway until tomorrow morning, so there's still time to get in on that action, too.
Now I'm off to think about what I want to be reincarnated as.