Thank you for the hundreds of hours of pleasurable reading you've given me (and rising). You've answered several questions recently about Starbuck, and how unlikely you are to return to him. Which is your right as the author - and I think we all appreciate how openly and regularly you communicate with your readers.
Out of (devilish?) interest, have you considered writing a short story to kill off Starbuck and as many of the other main characters to completely end the series? And if you did, would you want a blaze of glory, Rickenback falls type ending (er..I forget the antagonist, maybe his father?) or war-is-hell style pointless death?
Anyway, looking forward to the next book, whatever it is.
Dear Mr Cornwell,
I just wanted to drop you a message to say how much I enjoyed the Starbucks Chronicles. I just spent a lovely 2 weeks on holiday in Greece and managed to make my way through all 4 of them. Fantastic books!
The final line in The Bloody Ground has me thinking - “Starbuck will March again”. Forgive me if that’s not quite right and I’m paraphrasing. Will Starbuck March again? Are you planning on continuing with the story? I have read somewhere that you are considering it but I thought that could just be rumor, so I thought I’d ask you myself.
Anyway, thank you again for your fantastic stories!
I have read and reread your works for most of my 60 years. The only thing that disappoints is the fact you have never completed The Starbuck Chronicles. My favourite by far. Is there any chance you will finish the series or am i going to be left sorely frustrated.
Oh, please, could I beg you heartily enough to get me off of the cliff I've been dangling from for 25 years? His story is riveting, and I never dreamed there would be no conclusion.
Pamela J Tiede