It’s the number one question I get from my readers. Indeed, some of you email me on a weekly basis (you know who you are). But I’m glad you care. Keep emailing—because I’m sure you will have other questions to ask.

But in terms of the title, your wait has come to an end. I’m finally ready to officially unveil the name of Book IV.

Kendra Kandlestar

And it is . . .

Professor Bumblebean

Wait for it . . .

Honest Oki

At long last . . .

Lady bug.

Ta da!

 

 

Kendra Kandlestar and the Crack in Kazah

And just what is Kazah? Well, Kazah is a special type of stone that can only be found in the Crystal Peaks that tower above the clouds beyond the borders of the Land of Een. Kazah is said to have a mysterious power, one that provides a glimpse into the past or future. Traditionally, young Een wizards and sorceresses are given rings made of Kazah stone once they have completed their training. However, these rings are usually just crudely-cut gemstones and possess limited powers.

Agent LurkThe Kazah stone you will discover in Book IV is different. For one, it is perfectly round. For another, it is severely cracked. And, finally, it is not worn by an Een wizard, but none other than the insidious Agent Lurk, whom you first met in Book III, The Shard from Greeve. Indeed, if you look back at your copy of Book III, you’ll see that Agent Lurk is wearing the round stone upon his finger.

Agent Lurk’s ring is very powerful, and—as Kendra will come to learn—it’s because of its crack. It will be this crack that will propel Kendra forth on her most epic adventure yet.

The book’s release is planned for next October. I know it’s a long wait, but I think it will be worth it! And to help ease the time, I’ll continue posting new illustrations and—eventually—a sneak peak at a chapter or two.

By the way, here’s just a few more of the questions that will be answered in Kendra Kandlestar and the Crack in Kazah:

  • Why does Burdock Brown have such hatred for Kendra’s mother, Kayla Kandlestar?
  • Why was Kayla Kandlestar so obsessed with the Legend of the Wizard Greeve?
  • Who exactly is Agent Lurk and what does he look like under his hood?
  • What is the secret name of the peryton (the winged deer)?
  • How did Uncle Griffinskitch manage to escape Burdock’s dungeons in Book III, The Shard from Greeve?
  • Why do Eens wear braids?

Well, there you go! Be sure to comment and let me know what you think of the new title.

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