Roisin O’Malley, better known as Gael, has been released from prison, and joins the army of copycat vigilantes she unintentionally inspired. Meanwhile, the killer known simply as The Blue Hood continues his killing spree across Sapphire City, leaving an ever growing mountain of dead criminals in his wake. Dan Adelson: the criminal kingpin the media has since dubbed “The Teal Tyrant”, has joined forces with a cult of assassins known simply as The Diamond Club. And as if all of this weren’t bad enough, CharKendrick Parks: the serial killer better known throughout Sapphire City and YouTube alike as The Subway Spook, has resumed his murder spree throughout the subways of Sapphire City. With so many high-profile threats to the city, Gael and The Blue Hood find themselves with quite a bit of common ground, and try their best to build an alliance despite their wildly different outlooks on the true definition of justice.
This is the third, and until further notice, the final chapter of The Gael Saga. The possibility of sequels aren’t outside the realm of possibility, but without giving too much away, this is DEFINITELY the last book that’ll feature Roisin O’Malley in any way shape or form.
I have had ideas for a possible book 4, and from there, who knows? Unfortunately, a lot of the ideas I have for book 4 are, at best, scribbles. I haven’t ruled out the possibility of doing a book 4 further down the line, but for now, everything has been wrapped up in a nice little bundle of completion. I’m done, I’m done, I’m fucking done!
Not going to lie, this book was an ordeal. Not an UNPLEASANT ordeal, but this one was the hardest one to write. Book 1 just oozed out of my head and onto the proverbial paper. Book 2 was pretty similar in that regard. Book 3… Was a lot more complicated.
There were minor inconveniences along the way, like my cover artist unfortunately not being able to meet the deadline I set due to real life and other things happening on their side of the state, and my usual horrible tendency to get distracted by anything shiny. However, the biggest complication of all was probably actually making it to the finish line.
The Gael Saga is literally the first time in forever that I’ve seen something through from start to finish. I have several book 1s of this series or that series on my harddrive, but Those books were originally for the for-real publishers. After months of trying to sell these things to literary agents and publishers alike, I shrugged, said “fuck it”, and went to KDP, but rather than publish all those stories to KDP, I just moved on to the next project.
The Jad Blade Legacy is the first series I’ve written for that’s seen a book 2, and even that one is currently up in limbo due to my parting with Outskirts Press. I started writing book 3 in 2013, and while I made some degree of progress, I never did get finished with it.
The Gael Saga started in 2016, and ended as of… Well technically two days ago, but but yeah, it’s officially finished. End of an era, man. I’m not sure how to feel about it. There’s that sense of accomplishment, sure, but there’s a lot of other thoughts in my head as well. Specifically, where the fuck do I go from here?
All questions will be answered when I get around to it. In the meantime, enjoy the final chapter of The Gael Saga!
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