Pirate Sun paperback coming Nov. 9, 2010
The long-awaited mass market version of Virga, Book 3 hits the stores next Tuesday
It's been a long wait, but well worth it when you look at the gorgeous cover art and design for this paperback edition of the most action-packed of the Virga books. Pirate Sun completes the long journey home for Chaison Fanning, former admiral of the Slipstream navy, who's languished for the past year in a grim prison n Falcon Formation, Slipstream's neighbour and enemy state. After a spectacular jailbreak (the jail literally breaks) he is guided to safety by a mysterious adventuress, Antaea Argyre, and must fight and think his way back to his Machiavellian wife, Venera, across a thousand miles of enemy airspace.
Pirate Sun doesn't answer all the questions that were raised in Sun of Suns, but it provides closure to the major story arc of the first three books. Each Virga book can stand on its own, but all are connected, and the first three make up a sort of a trilogy--but not one that demands you read the rest of the books. The Virga novels are a new kind of interconnected series, more forgiving to the casual reader, yet forming an intricate whole. I hope you can give it a try.