First off, I want to thank everyone, all of you, for reading.  It has been a long journey, this story—longer perhaps than anyone anticipated—and making it all the way to this page is as much as I could ever ask from a reader.  It has been a pleasure writing Tristan’s Redemption and an honor to receive so many complimentary emails on the novel.  Thank you all again for your support and kind words.  Please do not hesitate to email me now that the story stands complete.

As for a sequel: I have no immediate plans to write anything concrete set in Tristan’s world, although I will admit that there are two things that have interested me: a sequel in which we find out what happens to Tristan and his friends after they graduate and move on to college, and/or a sequel told from another character’s point of view.  I have no drafts, notes nor plotlines for either of these ideas, though, so I won’t say whether or not either will come to eventual fruition.  I think there is still more to certain characters’ stories, but as in life, there are times when we never really get to find out what happens in the end to people about whom we care.  Besides, it is a firm belief of mine that the story is over the minute conflict is resolved.  We shall see, however.  If there’s a character about whom you’d like to see more, I’d certainly appreciate the input.  Maybe it’ll influence my decision one way or another.    

Before I get into sequels to this tale, however, I’ll plug my next project: Aurora.  Hopefully I’ll be able to finish up the first chapter soon (I’m an incredibly busy person of late) and post it here, so please keep your eyes peeled for that.  Aurora is darker than Tristan’s Redemption and told in a completely different fashion.  The story as such will be a series of journal entries and flashbacks in non-chronological order, and unlike Tristan’s Redemption I make no promises at a happy ending.  There is far more sex, though, for whatever that is worth.  There is also no crossover between Tristan’s Redemption and Aurora—there will be an entirely new set of characters in completely different locations.  While I personally have grown attached to Tristan, Jared, Julian and the other characters that populate Tristan’s little corner of Orange County, California, this will be a new opportunity to meet new people and places.

Now, before I grow long-winded (an easy habit for me), I’ll say my goodbyes and add that I hope you’ve enjoyed reading Tristan’s Redemption as much as I have enjoyed writing it.  Please do email me with your thoughts.  Thank you all once again.

Nicholas Nurse
January 2004

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