I recently became active in a Tennessee Civil War reenacting group, the 12th Tennessee Artillery (Union) and one of my new friends lent The Starbuck Chronicles to me. I haven’t been able to put them down since I started them. I am currently reading Battle Flag. A looming disappointment awaits me knowing that this work is unfinished. I have become vested in the characters. These books are such a great read, especially if you love Civil War era history. Most of the books I read are non-fiction, but I have learned a lot about actual events from the books from a human perspective that I haven’t gleaned from the actual historic interpretations. I love the dynamic between the Starbuck and Faulconer families. Both with their traitor sons. Anyway, I’ll not bore you with a long message about all that I love about your books. All I really want to know, is there any chance this story will be completed? In our modern world, to talk about history is soiled heavily by current partisan politics and sensitivity. I wish it wasn’t so. Thank you for writing these books and I sincerely hope they may be completed some day. Thank you.
It is wonderful to see a new Sharpe book is in the offing, but I have always been curious as to why there have been no further books in the Starbucks Chronicles. It feels like one is left up in the air and I wonder if you intend to tie the stories up in future? I am a great fan of your writing and am extremely pleased that there is a new Sharpe story coming.
It's not likely that I will return to Starbuck - sorry!