I’ve just sold “Only a Shadow,” a companion novella to Daughter of the Sword, to Penguin Roc. We’re looking to time the release of the novella with the release of the novel, and if you enjoy one, I’m sure you will enjoy the other. (In fact, in an earlier version of the manuscript, “Only a Shadow” was a part of Daughter of the Sword. To say they are set in the same universe is an understatement; “Only a Shadow” tells a part of the same story.) So get your e-reader ready for some ninja action!