Jeaniene Frost says goodbye to Cat & Bones
Jeaniene Frost announced this week that Up from the Grave will be the final installment in her Night Huntress series. She’d previously projected needing nine total books for the series (UftG will be #7), but realized after writing Home For The Holidays, a novella in the The Bite Before Christmas anthology with Lynsay Sands, that the story arc was already organically coming to a natural close.
I called my editor and told her that I was continuing on, which probably meant that Cat and Bones’s story was ending in Up From The Grave. She gave her blessing because, like me, she agreed that it was better to end their series early with the story I always wanted to tell, than to stretch it out into another book by writing insincere filler. Just to be sure that I did fit in everything, we agreed not to announce this to readers until I was done writing the book.
One of the great things about the Night Huntress series is that it’s been able to keep up positive momentum even through several off-shoot world single title releases and the Night Prince trilogy featuring Vlad. Ms. Frost teased that we still might see more of Cat & Bones in other upcoming Night Huntress World stories, but their personal tale has been told and it’s time for them to get some much-deserved peace and quiet.
It’s difficult emotionally for me to say goodbye to Cat and Bones. They’ve lived in my head for over a decade, and closing the chapter on them feels like bidding farewell to very old, very good friends.
To read more details about Up from the Grave, check out Ms. Frost’s blog post here.
Farewell, sexy Bones. You were my first serious book boyfriend, and I’m gonna miss you.