While I do not think this will be the final cover for the third volume, it is motivational for me.
For several years I have been stuck in recounting the Fjorn Civil War. It is not easy to have armies scattered all over a principality and keep track of who is where when. Even with huge spreadsheets and maps.
As with all The Chronicles of Mídhris, I already know where the story goes. This series has lived in my head for a few months short of four decades now. But the journey is the thing. I may know how the story ends before I begin writing but what I don't know, and love to discover, is how my characters get there.
Knowing that volume two should be available in a week gives me a huge push to complete volume three. I doubt it will be available any sooner than 2013. But I would love to know it WILL be out in 2013.