The more I write, the easier it gets to reference events from other stories. In my current work in progress, Warrior Knight, there’s a shout out to the Kingdom of Braymoor. If you’ve read A Midwinter Murder, you’ll know that Braymoor borders the realm of Abelard, a kingdom that suffered an uprising in the past.
In that tale, Brother Cyric is called on to solve a murder with its roots in that conflict. Interestingly enough, that story takes place in the same year as Warrior Knight, so the two books are literally running in parallel.
I must admit to having a devious mind when it comes to writing since I’d been considering this for some time. Just as that rebellion had repercussions for Cyric, so too does it affect Ludwig and the people around him.
Are there other references? Yes. There’s even a mention of events taking place in our current Role Playing Game. Eventually, when you get a chance to read the finished product, look for a reference to a place called Talyria. Speaking of which, will it get its own series eventually? You’ll have to wait and see.