Alyssa asked a good question: What’s a continuity? If you’re not immersed in the world of series fiction, you might be asking that question.
A continuity is a series of related stories that span several months’ worth of releases. Each book in the series is written by a different author and has a different heroine. But there are several elements that relate the heroines to each other. The first Athena Force continuity was a twelve-month series that started with friends who all graduated from the Athena Academy. Each had her special gift or skill, and each had her own adventure. One of the elements that related them was the mysterious death of one of their classmates.
At this point I have to admit that I’m a slacker and haven’t read them all…. Guess I’ll be doing that this summer.
That was 2005-2006. Then there’s another continuity that spanned six months (I think) and the one I’m a part of is another 12-month continuity (the Arachne continuity). All of these continuities have to do with the Athena Academy, which was sort of a secret training facility for young ladies of special “talents”.
Karmela, can you jump in here and clue everyone in? Until I get caught up on my reading, I’m going to be useless….