Lies and more lies
Actually, mes amis, the tales took a different turn. Years have gone by. The immediate sequel is the story of a civil war, carrying forward the lives of some of the characters in the first story. I was quite caught up in it. Then the threads became hard to trace (for me... alas, poor readers). I turned to other things. And for almost two years have written only about two chapters. I am gearing up to resume the tale. I know how it goes but putting it in words (and getting myself back into the parallel world) is serious work.
And THEN I can tell the rest of Ian's life. Etc.