The polls are closed and the votes are in. The next Thalia’s Musings bonus chapter will be set in…drumroll…
…Poseidon’s court! Any hot crustacean bands or Muses who want to be a part of someone’s world will be entirely coincidental.
Now, as you can see, the voting was really close. Poseidon just barely pulled ahead of Hades in the end. That’s why I’ve also outlined a Hades bonus chapter which will be posted after the Poseidon story. It will be set in the Underworld and will feature a lot of Hades himself.
Check back next week for some canon mythological background about Poseidon and Amphitrite, their kingdom, and their family. The Poseidon bonus chapter will be posted some Monday in October, though I can’t say which one. Thanks for voting!
So, as you’ve noticed, Volume One is complete and we’re on season break. Last week I published a light, fluffy one-shot prequel story that can be found under Bonus Chapters in the table of contents. I’m planning to publish at least one of those a month while the break lasts; maybe more frequently if I’m particularly inspired and have a miraculous amount of free time.
For my next bonus chapter, I’m going to let the readers pick the setting. Do you want to see another Olympus story, maybe with a focus on some characters who didn’t get much (or any) screen time in the first volume? Eris and her sisters, Dionysus, Hestia, Helios and Selene, etc.? What about Hades? We’ve only seen one tiny part of that realm, and Hades himself got, what, a handful of lines? And then there’s Poseidon’s realm. All we know about that is that it’s underwater and its king has an enchanted queen with a mysterious past.
The poll will be open until 12:00 pm CDT on Monday, October 3. Vote as many times as you want and feel free to elaborate in the comments.