The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom should be finished by now, but I am still struggling to complete it. I think that I have realised the problem; it is not just one book. I do not know exactly how many books it is, to be honest, possibly three. Maybe four. I do not know. I do know that the first book will not be the last and this seems to be the problem. When I started the Sorrow Song Trilogy I did not have a series of books in mind. I was just going to write one novel about the greatest victory that the Saxons ever won over their ancient enemy, the Vikings. It was during the research that I discovered that there were three key battles in 1066. Obviously, the idea of making it a trilogy followed very quickly. With writing historical fiction, however, the plot is motivated by historical events as well as by any devices I come up with. In fantasy, everything comes from the imagination.