This novel is entirely a work of fiction. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities are entirely coincidental.
The idea for this series of novellas came about whilst I was in the process of considering new ideas for books and series in general.
The initial novella represented an introduction to the setting, threw out a few mysteries, introduced a few characters and generally set the scene, as it were.
Originally, I had intended that first novella to be followed by a series of full-length novels. However, I found I liked the shorter format so much, and it fit so well with the story at hand, that I decided to continue it.
On the one hand, writing to a target size presents some issues, but it also allows me to focus on the more important story elements and not veer off into multi-page descriptions of trivial events. In short, it focuses me on the story, not the minutiae.