Reader Survey

Now that I have published the third adventure of the Glassmaker Series, Blood-Red Goblet, I am faced with a dilemma.  The books so far have been largely spy adventures with a little sea action in all of the books.  A Shattered Crystal. the fourth adventure is a somewhat different book, in as much as it tells the story of the Spanish Armada and Jacob’ Bell#’s part in it.  It is much more of a sea story and therefore may not be to my current reader’s taste.

I have been researching a new series of books based on the industrial revolution in the cotton industry and I would be pleased to hear any reader’s views as to whether I should leave the fourth book for now and start the new series, to be called Amber Mills.  It is much more of a family saga than the Glassmaker Series.  Please let me know what you think.

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  1. Sandra Holmes says:

    Mr Cooke, I’m a reader from New Zealand and absolutely love your books – particularly that one learns something about history while enjoying a superb novel. As you are my favourite author, I was quite excited looking on your website today to discover that you are considering a new series Amber Mills. I would really be interested in a new series, especially based on the industrial revolution in the cotton industry, and enjoy family sagas, as do a lot of women. If you do decide to go ahead with it when would the first book be out. I guess the research takes quite a bit of time. Kind regards, Sandra.

  2. Peter says:

    Hi Sandra, Thank you for your kind comments, lovely to hear from you. Researching a new series does take quite a time. The Glassmaker series took three years. As I have a background in textiles, I would not expect this series to take as long. I am hoping to start the first book, Amber Mills – Revolution sometime next year, depending on whether I write book four of Glassmaker first or not. Hence the reader survey. With my background, Amber Mills is something I have wanted to do. I was born in Belper, Derbyshire, which is the site of the second cotton spinning mill in the world and a leader4 in the social revolution at that time. It is now a World Heritage site. I am busy converting all of my books to e Books, The Glass Dagger is already available on the Kindle and I hope to have The Crystal Ship and Blood-Red Goblet available early next month. Best wishes, Peter.

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