Faerie 3! And … looking for a Faerie series name

Some of you have probably figured this out already from my character letters, but: there will indeed be a third faerie book, which I’m working on right now. Yay!!! The plan is for book 3 to be the final faerie book, and in it Liza will return to faerie at last and … other things will happen as a result. 🙂

The book is still untitled, and will probably come out a couple years after Faerie Winter. (Faerie Winter is, I should add, a standalone, in much the way Bones of Faerie was–with room for more story, but without any two-year cliffhangers.)

So with three books, we need a Faerie series name. Titles we’re considering include Faerie Shadows (also a possible working title for book 3) and After Faerie … but neither my editor nor I are strongly committed to either of them yet, and thought that as readers you all might have other ideas we hadn’t thought of.

So if you do, share them in comments!

No deadline, at least not until whenever we choose an official series name. If you suggest a name that we use, I’ll send you a signed copy of any book I’ve published or any anthology (but not magazine) I’ve had a story published in, however obscure, that you like, along with, of course, my undying gratitude.

If there are multiple suggestions for a series name, I’ll go with whoever posted it first. (For the book part–the undying gratitude part will go to you all. :-)) Do echo any you see and like though–because knowing there’s a sort of consensus on a title is valuable, too.

Here are the flap copy summaries of the first two books, in case they spark something:

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Bones of Faerie

The war between humanity and Faerie devastated both sides. Or so 15-year-old Liza has been told. Nothing has been seen or heard from Faerie since, and Liza’s world bears the scars of its encounter with magic. Trees move with sinister intention, and the town Liza calls home is surrounded by a forest that threatens to harm all those who wander into it. Then Liza discovers she has the Faerie ability to see—into the past, into the future—and she has no choice but to flee her town. Liza’s quest will take her into Faerie and back again, and what she finds along the way may be the key to healing both worlds.

Janni Lee Simner’s first novel for young adults is a dark fairy-tale twist on apocalyptic fiction—as familiar as a nightmare, yet altogether unique.

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Faerie Winter

Liza is a Summoner. She can draw life to herself, even from beyond the grave. And because magic works both ways, she can drive life away. Months ago, she used her powers to banish her dangerous father and to rescue her mother, lost in dreams, from the ruined land of Faerie.

Born in the wake of the war between humanity and Faerie, Liza lived in a world where green things never slept, where trees sought to root in living flesh and bone. But now the forests have fallen silent. Even the evergreens’ branches are bare. Winter crops won’t grow, and the threat of starvation looms. And deep in the forest a dark, malevolent will is at work. To face it, Liza will have to find within herself something more powerful than magic alone.

Here at last is the sequel to Bones of Faerie, for all those fans of dark fantasy and dystopian adventure who thrilled to Janni Lee Simner’s unique vision of a postapocalyptic world infused with magic.

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Thanks for jumping in!

I’m also planning a contest more specific to Faerie Winter–more on that in a couple weeks!

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