If you saw last update, I abandoned my initial start of Canceron just as I finished the first pass on those chapters. (They were just too thin or slight compared to everything else.) So I've pushed ahead with my planned second part of the book. As of now, it will be the only part of Book Six, but I may go back to the first part and redo things if I get inspired.
Telling the stories of empires conquering worlds and such sounds exciting (and it is), but as I did chapter after chapter, I found myself ... repeating myself. Castle intrigue and the like. I pared back what I could of such repetition (and I likely have more to do), but I've been working to find new ways to tell the stories of these worlds. Sometimes that means new genres.
If you'd like a taste of what I mean, you can read one of the early chapters of Canceron after the JUMP.