That’s true. I’d heard the word for a long time, but it always went one ear and out the other until it started popping up everywhere. Maybe I’ve had too many of the series I’ve watched come to a close, so I noticed it more. Not sure if most people even know what the word means. Well:
Penultimate- The second to last in a series.
War of Nytefall: Anarchy would be the penultimate book of the series. It certainly feels that way too. I made sure to have all of the loose ends converge into the big headache that’s going to give Clyde his final challenge. This makes it easier to focus on the finale because I’m not trying to jam all of the closures into one volume. Now, I merely have to put a cap on the whole adventure. Don’t worry. Putting caps (some may say lids) on require twisting, so you know it’s not going to be a straight or clean shot.
Let’s see what everyone thinks about this type of volume.
- What do you look for in a penultimate volume of a series?
- Does it help you prepare to say good-bye to the characters?
- What piece of advice would you give for this kind of story?