My editor has already returned the first five chapters, so it should go pretty quickly. It's a little rougher than I like, at the moment, but I've got a very good idea what I'm doing with it.
I don't really do "release dates", but you should get a shot at it in the next two weeks. Before the end of March, certainly. Possibly before.
It's a good book, but it's a departure from the "kill the evil dark lord" formula. Not everyone will be thrilled with it, but it does have at least one good battle and some nifty magic, as well as some intriguing revelations about humanity's origins on Callidore.
But it's wrapped. Tomorrow I'll start the painful rewriting process.
As far as what books will come next, what would y'all think if I released two at the same time? I want to do Court Wizard, but I also want to do Enchanter. They're both relatively short books that take place at the same time.
Hmmm. The more I think about that, the more interesting the idea becomes.