New Book & New Numbering Order
The next book in the New Century Multiverse will be a brand new Book 1.
The Cartographer's Handbook was a great way to establish the world back in 2013 and I'm very proud of it, but while short and pacy it's also rather dry, very serious, and a little bit depressing to read through. This means that though it remains high quality it is neither exemplary of the overall series nor the best place to start for new readers.
So the best way, I believe, of addressing that is to create a new starting point, one that actually begins in 1872 with the outbreak of the Wendigo (or the Barghest, depending on which side of the Atlantic you're on). I shall be calling this novelette Let Them Go, and it will be released in early 2018.
This entails a new numbering order which also implicitly suggests a new reading order. And even though I maintain that you can start anywhere, this will help newcomers to the series with a straight path from the simpler stories up to the more complex ones.
So the new numbering, with the release of The Princess Thieves in novel form will be...
1. Let Them Go 2. Secret Rooms 3. The Cartographer's Handbook 4. Arlington 5. Tiger's Eye 6. The Princess Thieves 7. The Christmas Thieves 8. SteamHeart.
You will hear more about Let Them Go very soon.