FriarBob wrote:That was, at one point, the plan for the series INSTEAD of continuing the adventures of Prince Roger. It appears the fans caterwauled enough to get the plans changed. And I have to mostly agree. I mean, I wouldn't MIND hearing the story of the origination of the Empire. But I'd much rather see the bad guys they've already established "get theirs" first. And I wouldn't mind seeing the Saints get smashed up too.
Actually the reason that we are getting more Prince Roger and not Miranda had nothing to do with the fans but entirely with John Ringo. From what is on the bar Ringo went back and reread the entire Empire of Man series to get himself ready to write the Miranda/Dagger Years book. When he got to the end of We Few, he said "That's it? Where's the rest?". It was then Ringo got with RFC and they decided to follow on from We Few. Hell there was a rule in Ringo's Tavern on Baen's Bar that you couldn't even mention the Empire of Man series there and had been there for years before the decision for a new Prince Roger book was made. Here is the text from the Bar:
Secondly and only in the Tavern, the restriction banning the asking of the question "When is the next book in the?" BOOK SERIES THAT SHALL NOT BE NAMED (namely the Empire of Man series, aka the Prince Roger Series, aka the March Series, which contain the books, "March Upcountry", "March to the Sea", March to the Stars", and "We Few") has been lifted, as of LibertyCon 25, I asked Mr. Ringo outright if we can ask again and he said yes, we can. Needless to say that there is one planned. Actually more than one, three actually last I heard. Recently Mr. Ringo has been re-reading his works in preparation for his writing season and was reading "We Few" and when he got to the end Mr. Ringo apparently exclaimed: "That's it?! Where's the rest?!" So now, and again according to Mr. Ringo it will start off right from the throne room, beyond that I do not know. However, since the next one will definitely not be out for another year, expected release of Dec. of 2013 or 2014, so asking the question now or until its release is still moot as you now have a time frame. Asking of this question may still result in the Tavern-master declining to post more snippets of his works. I cannot say for sure if it will happen, but it sounds like a credible threat, Ms. Miriam Ringo herself (Mr. Ringo's Wife, congrats by the way) has alluded that this is actually feasible, so please do not push the issue. Now that is not to say that you cannot discuss said series, just that now you can ask the question regarding the Series That Must Not Be Named, I am now officially relieved of duty. And now that the sticky is active, no one will have to do a monthly post again. I will still check in occasionally if there are posts, as this is still officially one of my posts, so technically I am responsible for the content.
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