I’m pleased to announce the release date for Mystery of the Stardust Monk: June 19, 2018.
My reader has declared this as one of her favorites (so far).
This is a deeper glimpse of Moonhunter. I’ve been writing about him in a novel I’m working on, Dragons of Wellsdeep, and hope to have out later this year or early next year. That kind of depends on how other projects go. But, I was glad to get to know Moonhunter better in this story.
Mystery of the Stardust Monk is a prequel to Stardust (and is a sequel to a story called Alexander’s Den). Yes, I do seem to be writing quite a few stories in reverse order these days.
This story was inspired by a little monk statue I saw in the courtyard of the Anchor in Lincoln City, Oregon, while I was there for a writers conference a couple years ago. Last year when I journeyed back, I had to get a photograph of the statue for the cover. The owner of the Anchor sadly passed away earlier this year – a great loss to his friends, family, and the community. I really wish he could have seen this book – I think it would have delighted him. But I believe that as energy of the universe, he is aware of it and smiling.
No one paid much attention to the chipped and broken monk statue holding the iridescent stardust orb in the garden. Not until Moonhunter showed up.
Then, the universe reawakened to its existence.
Stolen on her watch, Calliesar tracks the statue and the orb. Her hope lies with Moonhunter and his mysterious connection to sense the ancient stardust. Only through him will she be able to track it across the universe.
Can she regain it before the other Black Nights discover she has lost it? A mistake like that could cost her life.