The Otherworld series will be going on a hiatus, after the release of the thirteenth novel, which is narrated by Savannah the teenaged witch.

Originally Kelley Armstrong had planned to end the series after this novel, but having more (amazing) stories to tell, she has since decided to shelve it for now, and focus on other projects. However, she has mentioned that we could perhaps look forward to anthologies and the sort.

Kelley's Words on Hiatus Edit

"Around the time I wrote Haunted, when the Otherworld series finally seemed established, I started thinking about my end-game. I decided I wanted to stop at book 13. The character who grew up over the course of the series—Savannah—would narrate a big final trilogy. With Broken, I began laying the groundwork for that last adventure. Over the next few books, I wove in more plot threads and characters for that end-game.

Around Frostbitten, I started having second thoughts. Maybe my “end-game” could just be a shake up. After all, I still had more stories to tell.

But that got me thinking. If this wasn’t the end, what would be? Did I plan to keep writing until I was sick of these characters? Until readers were sick of them?

I decided the Otherworld deserved better. It was time to put the series aside, while I still had more stories to tell. Those stories will come, as short fiction for now and maybe, in the future as a surprise Otherworld novel or two.

Right now, I have plans for a couple of Otherworld anthologies. I’ll gather up stories and novellas from other collections. But at least half of each book would be original fiction—new adventures for my old favourites.

As for what I’ll do post-Otherworld, I have an idea for a new adult series. But I won’t talk about that yet, because we still have two novels to go in the Otherworld, and that’s where my focus is, as it always has been."

-- Kelley Armstrong

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