How Many Alex Verus Books Will There Be?

This was something that was asked a couple of times in relation to my last post, (and has been asked lots more times in the past) and I figured it deserved its own post to answer. 

The short answer is that the series is more than half done.  The Alex Verus books that are out there right now are most of the ones that there ever will be.  This isn’t an absolute 100% guarantee (since I haven’t planned everything out in that kind of detail) but I’m almost sure that Fated through Bound will outnumber the rest of the series.  Call it ninety percent certain.  

Nailing down an exact number is harder.  I know what’s going to happen in Book #10, and I have vague plans for Book #11, but I don’t know exactly what’s going to happen beyond then.  That said, I don’t think all the books ‘beyond then’ will add up to very many.  Book #10 will leave the series in an unstable position, to the extent that it won’t really be possible to keep things going for all that long afterwards.  If I had to make a guess, I’d say #13 will be the last, but I might be underestimating.  We’ll see.  

In any case, don’t expect the series to go on forever!  I might be wrong on the exact numbers, but I’m pretty sure about the overall shape.  So the total might be 12, or 14, but it’s not going to be 16 or 20.  That’s the best guess I have at the moment.

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4 Responses to How Many Alex Verus Books Will There Be?

  1. Larry Kuderick says:

    Thanks for answering my question from Preparations. While I will be sad to see the end of the series, I’ll be anxiously looking forward to your next series of books. I assume you have given this some thought, so I wonder if you would be willing to share anything about the next series? Same or different universe? Will it be a magic based series or will you do something else based upon a different method of gifts? Will the series take place in something close to our current time or will it be in another? You can be sure whatever you decide to write, you are going to sell at least one copy to me. Happy Holidays Benedict!

  2. Vtech325 says:

    I really hope Sonder has a bit of a redemption arc in book #10. Alex wants to gather more power and Sonder would be a good asset.

    As for new series: I’d like to see a Superhero story in your style. Preferably with the main-character being a Hero.

  3. Josh says:

    Cool – the Alex Verus series are some of the most fun, unpredictable, and meaningful-without-being-heavy-handed-about it books I’ve ever read, so it’s not like I’m eager for there to be no more of them…but I like when stories have actual ends, instead of just petering out. Looking forward to seeing what fresh hell befalls Alex in the mysterious turning point book.

  4. Horacio says:

    Hey, I don’t see a reason why it must end. It is one of my favorite series so I hope you can see reason and continue to write it for many years.

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