The Tribunal Archives
Where should I start?
Start on any series or standalone you want! Just make sure you read the series in order and you'll be fine!
My recomendation: I don't have one! I'm serious. Start on whatever series or standalone you want! I write every series for someone who only reads that series, so you can jump in anywhere. Each story will take you a certain direction into the Tribunal Archives world, and the overlap of information is there but not that deep. Read your first series, then pick a second... and a third... and a fourth... then the standalones... You'll eventually know everything.
What I don't recommend: Trying to read in chronological order. More on why in a moment.
How many books will be in the current series?
Jacky Leon: 15
Kaliya Sahni: 6
Everly Abbott: 9... 12?
How many books/series will be part of the Tribunal Archives?
I answered this in a blog! Here's the short answer:
I have nooooooooo idea.
Here's the long answer:
I plan a lot, but there's so much I can't plan YET (like exactly how many books might be in a specific series or several)
I can tell you these are series I either WILL do or WANT to do. Fae has no name and no books, but will absolutely happen. Immortal or werewolf might not if something happens (like I get writer's block).
Not in chronological or release order. Just a list.
Naga (Kaliya, 6 books)
Werecat (Jacky, 15 books)
Vampire (Everly, 9 books)
Witch (Cassandra, potentially 9 books)
Nephilim (Gabi, 3 books)
Kitsune (Narumi, ?? books)
Cambion (Sammy, ?? books)
Werewolf (Maybe, can only be after Jacky Leon, ?? books)
Immortal (?? books)
Fae (?? books)
Current standalones planned: 5, with more to be added. (Zuri, Jabari, Niko, Mischa, Mateo)
This might not be all the series (I can only think about so much at a time) and there's an unknown amount of (normally PNR) standalone novels and novellas to be discovered and added.
The world will continue until I am exhausted with it because there's no "world ending" planned. Just each character finding the place where they stop and say "yeah... that's enough."
Just based on my current plans(can be changed), I have 46 potential books, with some series not planned to exacting degree because they are so far in the future. 46 and I'm not even done planning everything because the future is a LONG way off.
YIKES. I have a long way to go... And with only 6 (guaranteed) releases a year, what I have planned and numbers up there is still 5 years of content, at least, because of release schedules, 2 books per series every year. Everly's series will take 4 1/2 years to finish by herself with that.
We're gonna be here for a while...
The timeline and other information about the timing of books and series.
The timeline is purely informative. It's so you can put together references between the series, but not a good way to read the books. Don't try to read in chronological order because they don't come out in chronological order.
Reader Timeline Related Questions:
Someone asked me once about the time span between books in different series. At the time, Kaliya Sahni Book 4 had just come out and then Jacky Leon Book 6. Those two books are nearly two years apart. In fact, ALL of Kaliya Sahni ends before Jacky Leon Book 4.
They asked if this will continue to happen and... here's my answer:
Jacky and Kaliya actually started very close together and the nature of the two characters led to the large discrepancy. Kaliya's series happens in 2 1/2 years and 6 books while Jacky's series is 7-8 years over 15 books. Each character moves at their own pace. Kaliya is obsessive. She won't stop when she had a mystery to solve. Jacky is much slower, even though it seems like she gets in a lot of trouble all the time. Everly won't be moving at a pace she picks, but really the people around her. I will track series so I know what's happening in the world at that time, so references are appropriate, even if the other series isn't actually there. So there can always be a gap. Or there can be an overlap that hasn't paid off yet (like one series is accidentally behind because of the pacing and it'll catch up eventually)
To not have this happen, I would have to start every series as it comes up on the timeline and publish them in chronological order. I would end up having multiple series going at once with no consistent release schedule. It's not possible.
But yeah, they'll probably all hover. I will never write two books that crossover and happen at the same time (like two different perspectives of the same situation).
Someone else asked about alternative timelines. There will be no alternative timelines of any sort. If the book is in the Tribunal Archives, it's all part of the exact same timeline.
Will there ever be a wiki, species guide, or any other resource of that sort?
Not one I make! (As of right now.)
We're on my main website right now and let me just say thank you for being here. I really appreciate it. I do the entire website management, just like I write the books and do the cover art (for the Tribunal Archives). I'm a jack of all trades and I put a lot of love into this.
But let's get real for a minute.
Look, I can't even get people to look at the timeline I made and track on this website. I can't get people to look at this website for release dates or new preorders, you know, information about the actual books.
I'm not going to make a whole database with my continuity information at this time. I'm not going to waste the time or money on it. I can't justify it for the 5-15% (probably less) of people who will possibly use it.
Making fan wikis is not illegal.
Why are you doing this?
I just fell in love with the idea of putting everything in the same world. I don't have a "world ending plot" between all of them. They just are, and every character has their own struggles and journeys to take. This is just the world they live in. I find that so exciting and amazing. (Plus, I don't have to build an entirely new world every single time I want to write something new. That's nice)
You know those really big romance worlds? Every book is a couple, but they all standalone most of the time, and you can almost start anywhere? There's hints between books and all that?
I'm doing the same thing, but with long urban fantasy series and the occasional romance standalone.
Ancient and Immortal
Ancient and Immortal is currently only available in the CALL OF MAGIC anthology.