You ready for this?
Remember how for the last three-plus years I’ve been working on the same book, and every time you asked me about it the answer has always been, “I’m still working on it”?
Well, now we have a new answer.
The Dandelion Dynasty is complete! Ahahahahahaha!!!
Ohohoho, what is this? Dandelion Dynasty fans, I think we have … a draft!
— Ken Liu (@kyliu99) July 29, 2019
I started working on The Dandelion Dynasty ten years ago, and a decade later, I finished it exactly the way I wanted to. The very last scene of the book had been in my mind before I even set down the first word, and the thrill of finally completing that arc is … indescribable.
Not to worry, as I did not, in fact, drop a cargo truck on my editor’s desk. The poor man has suffered enough as I toiled away on the conclusion of the saga all this time.
But it would be nice to give you a glimpse of the manuscript, wouldn’t it? Here it is:
That’s right, I needed two binders to fit the conclusion in there. Hehe.
I am so excited about this, y’all! Honestly, I think the best person to introduce the end of the saga to you would be Stefon from SNL because “Dara’s hottest chronicle has … EVERYTHING.”
There are epic battles in the most unlikely of locations; new weapons pushing the limits of my fantasy engineering skills; a general whose most ardent desire is a silkmotic-heated bath; a restaurant critic channeling the spirit of Gordon Ramsay; a sovereign whose greatest accomplishment can never be recorded on their epitaph; new creatures, new lands, new philosophies, new ways to write books …
I hate to dangle the end of the adventure before you like this … but yeah, I’m bouncing off the walls with joy and exhaustion and trepidation and anticipation and every shade in between.
Now, this is just a draft, so publication information is still unsettled. But I promise you more updates soonest!