The new book is different. It is not a sequel. It has a different tone. It is historical fiction, it happens later than the last book, but still 19th Century. There are themes that perhaps carry from one book to the other, as writers have their obsessions, conscious and unconscious. Others will pick out their own themes as they ‘read’ them. I see a few when I step back, but I do not include them intentionally. These are the types of characters and stories to which I am drawn.
And it will be different.