January 07, 2016
New Twelve Kingdoms novel
According to Fuyumi Ono's Twitter feed, mid-2016 will see a new installment in the Twelve Kingdoms series, and it is "a very long story" (「とても長い物語」). She writes that the work is proceeding apace, a publication schedule is set, and further announcements are forthcoming. So stay tuned!
Fuyumi Ono's two most recent Twelve Kingdoms books were short story collections (my translation here and o6asan's translation's here). But her latest seems to be a novel of massive proportions. ANN reports that her publisher estimates the manuscript at over 1000 pages.
I'm crossing my fingers that she'll tie up all the dangling threads from the Gyousou/Taiki arc in a glorious and epic finale.