The other night Ed Calkins, Steward of Tara sent a new chapter seven for his upcoming sequel to "Ruthless."
He also sent the sequel's new title. It's no longer called "Tu Ruthless." It's now called "The Fifth" and it's a play on several "fifth" concepts (I'll task Ed with the explanation in another blog).
The readers gets a subtle introduction to one explanation in chapter seven, which is called "The Munsonville Five."
Munsonville is a fictional fishing village in Northern Michigan and a "hub" of the series.
In this chapter, Ed plays with the BryonySeries character supernatural super sleuth Cornell Dyer for the first time. Cornell meets with a vampire crime lord in a meeting reminiscent of Cornell's meeting with John Simons in "Visage" and Kellen Wechsler's meeting with Cornell in "The Phoenix."
The chapter shows some crossing, some double-crossing, and a really large pizza.
But I really love the first line. It really summarizes quite a lot why certain things happen the way they do in the books.
The first line is: "Munsonville just doesn't play by the rules."
Well done, Ed!