Okay, I have somewhat reluctantly decided to go with Death’s Lady as the series name. Even though I personally dislike this style of title, it fits the series and is easy to say and remember. That means the titles will be:
- Death’s Lady, Book 1: The Year’s Midnight
- Death’s Lady, Book 2: Of Absence, Darkness
- Death’s Lady, Book 3: As Shadow, a Light
I will use the word “prelude” in the back cover copy of Book 1 and use the endnotes, as well as perhaps the back cover copy for the later books, to clarify the structure of the trilogy.
I should probably also collect these in an omnibus version, sigh. I just thought of that. I wonder if the cover artist would give me a discount for an omnibus cover?