Monday, February 21, 2011

For My Dear German Readers: "The Ongoing Story"

The Ongoing Story: Picking Up Where Geliebter Feind, or Legacy, Left Off

It won’t be too long until Allegiance — or Alera: Zeit der Rache — is released in Germany. As part of some special promotion, I recorded a video specifically for my German readers recently, saying thank you and talking about the second book in the series. As promised, this is the beginning of a trio of blog posts going into greater detail about book number two.

Today, I’d like to talk about the ongoing story in Allegiance, or Zeit der Rache. As those of you who have read Alera: Geliebter Feind know, Alera hasn’t been left in the best of positions. She’s queen of Hytanica now, very worried about what has become of Narian, and still having to deal with Steldor and his ego. In addition, she has to find ways to balance her relationship to her family, particularly her father. They haven’t always agreed in the past, but in ZdR, Alera for the first time holds status and power over Adrik.

The Cokyrians are back — the High Priestess wages political warfare while the Overlord’s face is finally revealed. Speculation on who the Overlord really is has been fascinating. Some readers say London must be the Overlord or his son because he is in possession of one of the royal rings of Cokyri. London’s admitted connection to the High Priestess has made him even more suspect. But is he capable of betraying Hytanica? And what exactly is the Overlord’s continuing plan for Narian?

There is a wedding in book two — whose wedding, you’ll have to wait and see! At least two characters we know well will die in the fight for freedom. Steldor and Galen start a brawl in the Palace ballroom. Miranna is forced to grow up quickly, and Alera will have to decide who’s on her side and who isn’t. And the conclusion of Zeit der Rache leaves things wide open for book three.

As I said in my video, I can’t wait to share the rest of the series with you. Thank you so much for reading, and check back for my next two blog posts, all about writing Allegiance and what I feel is especially significant about this book.

Auf Wiedersehen!


What do you think is going to happen in book 2?  Do you have a theory that hasn't been talked about?  Share in the comments!


Anonymous said...

I wonder why book 2 is being released outside the US before it's release in the US. I find that rather odd considering you're in the US. Been waiting a very long time for book 2.

Cayla Kluver said...

It's because my US publisher was the last to purchase the Legacy Series. My foreign publishers had a head-start because those sales were made first.

Sabrina said...

Hey Cayla,
Thanks so much for not forgetting your German readers :)
I'm so excited for Allegiance, when will this month finally end? =)
But I'm also afraid because two characters will die and there are just so many that I don't wanna lose...
BTW, I hope you got my e-mail with my fan arts ;)