Dear Reader Friends, this is David. Shana Tova to our Jewish friends! It was a busy summer for me, both in ministry and drafting new novels for you. Many of you are waiting for the next COIL novel, so let me give you an update on Dark Zeal, and share with you my current vision for future COIL books.
Dark Zeal is getting closer!
I’ve finished my first round of editing book five of The COIL Series and sent Dark Zeal to Dee. She’ll edit it, have other Christian field testers read it for input, and then have our proofreader, Jamie, run through the manuscript. Following their final suggestions, I’ll do my last edit, and it should be ready for release early December. UPDATE: Dark Zeal, COIL #5, is OUT! Click the title to find a list of linked retailers.
Future of The COIL Series
I don’t want to wear out a good thing. The COIL books have been around for a few years now, and I’ve been tossing around the idea of bringing them to a final conclusion. But between reader requests (yes, I do listen!) and Dee’s counsel, I’ve decided to keep the COIL books rolling. So, there will be more COIL adventures coming!
Having said that, book five of The COIL Series will be the last in this line that focuses primarily on Corban Dowler and the first generation of COIL operatives. Corban is nearly sixty now, and he can’t perform as well as the younger Christian operatives can. We’ll continue the same book numbering system (Book 6 will be next), and they’ll still include Corban at times, but I’ll switch focus to a new hero who is introduced in Dark Zeal. (See if you can spot him.) 😉
There will be new technology, new teams, new adventures—and new enemies. If you liked the first five books in The COIL Series, you’ll love my new ideas too! Two of the books are already mostly written, the first to be released next year, Lord willing. (There’s still lots of work to be done on them.)
Thank you for your support and requests to continue the COIL saga, as well as those who gave us feedback about serialized novels. That helps with future decisions.
Keep reading, but keep serving our Lord and Savior first! You are the real Christian Special Forces! (2 Timothy 2:4)
See you on the next page!
COMING UP: Next WEDNESDAY, David shares his writing research on great white sharks.