With only 2 1/2 weeks to go until Clan Tranis’ story in To Clan and Conquer is set to release, I decided it was time to turn my attention to Clan Gelan (the men we originally met in Alien Slave). Outlining is already underway on the second Clan Beginnings story, Clan and Conviction, which takes place approximately 20 years before Alien Slave. We’ve got the crushing scene when Krijero learns his intended Dramok Pertak has clanned another Imdiko, along with Gelan getting a surprise when he discovers his new law enforcement partner is a lover from the past ... Nobek Wynhod, of course.
It’s not all matters of the heart, however. A drug called Delir is making addicted Kalquorians go on murderous rampages, and Investigator Gelan is in charge of the case. With Enforcer Wynhod at his side and awkwardly endearing criminal psychologist Krijero offering insights into a case that could make or break Gelan’s career, it’s a sci-fi police drama with many twists and turns that covers a thirteen-year time frame.
Yup, thirteen years. In re-reading Alien Slave to prepare for this, I realized that I had written that it took Wynhod ten years to appreciate Krijero’s attributes and another three to convince the Imdiko to join the clan. So it’s looking like this book will actually be two separate stories, the first consisting of Gelan and Wynhod’s getting together, and the second in which they add Krijero, skipping most of the years in between.
The tentative release right now is around late spring, early summer. So do me a favor and make Clan Tranis last for a little while, okay?