The situation in these 12 connected snippets occurs between Kings of the North (already out) and Echoes of Betrayal (coming in late February) and refused to fit neatly into either the end of Kings or the beginning of Echoes. So it languished as a side story until Christmas.
Now I'm working on the next book, with the one beyond it (the last of the Paladin's Legacy group) catching the overspill of Book IV. Book V better not have any overspill. It's end of contract.