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.