From the Author
Just a quick note for those of you that read these kinds of missives. Many thanks for the emails regarding the next book. I've been lucky enough to work on a few screenplay projects the last couple of years and that has diverted my writing resources for the FALL series.
Book One was written many, many moons ago and was originally intended as a one off, inspired by Neil Gaiman's SEASON OF MISTS. So there's the imitation/flattery bit. When it was first published (many more moons later) it overtook what I thought was a superior piece of writing: FOUNTAIN, my MFA thesis novel.
But as they say, story is king.
So I revisited FALL. I saw some interesting characters and a stripped down plot. Very fable-esque. After digging through my notes I found some material for a possible series. So I started playing with that, but then one morning I just started writing the prequel starting with Lucifer shortly after the end of Book One reminiscing about his beginnings. The potential that my now sharper pencil could sketch proved too tempting.
And it took off from there. Oh, I still have visions and plotting for the series post Lucifer's second exile from the Silver City, but somehow I felt I needed to see him Before the Fall (and thus the easy title, thought the playwright in me prefers something more obtuse like Phosphorus Quod Cecidit).
It's been a challenge world- building, but I think the Morning Star and his kind deserve a closer in depth look at their early days. And I believe I've found more beauty and poetry in this particular tale than the last.
Of course it's fiction and I play with some tropes they may deviate from Biblical and apocryphal tales--I felt the need to add that disclaimer ... one too many "that's not how the angels would act" emails.
And I do it because it's fun and makes for a better story... long live the story.
So here's to the next tale. Early 2015.
About the Author
Novels include: FOUNTAIN a satire, the best-selling contemporary fantasy FALL: THE LAST TESTAMENT OF LUCIFER MORNING STAR (The Fallen Chronicles: Book One), and CLONING CHRIST: THE SECOND BOOK OF DANIEL.
He is also a Contributing Editor for The Digital Americana Magazine.
He lost the tip of a finger in chop-saw incident. (buy me a beer and you'll get that story in person.)
Twitter: @davidscotthay Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Blog: http://dshrazor.blogspot.com/ Website: www.davidscotthay.com www.arsonbooks.net