In October 2017, Erikson announced on his Facebook page that the book would be his next published Malazan work. In order to work on the book, he announced he was temporarily putting aside his work on Walk in Shadow, the concluding volume of the Kharkanas Trilogy.
- Erikson discussed his work on the book in an essay called Life on Thin Ice: Updating my Progress on The Witness Trilogy.
- Erikson expected to write the majority of the novel on a newly purchased Gemini PDA similar to one he had used to write several earlier Malazan books. Ultimately the ergonomics of the new device did not work out and the author completed the book on a laptop.
- At least some of the book was written at the Little June coffee shop in Victoria, B.C., Canada.
- Erikson completed the first draft of the novel on 28 February 2020.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780765323590
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Steven Erikson Facebook post 25 October 2017
- ↑ Steven Erikson Facebook post 31 May 2018
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Steven Erikson Facebook post 31 December 2019
- ↑ Steven Erikson Facebook post 28 February 2020