Hey guys! A quick notification and update.
NO! The story is not dead. Chapter III is underway and can be expected. There is also a new side-addition to the series. The Metro franchise can be expected to be added. While it will be the most expansive addition to date (I am throwing the entirety of Moscow and the metro within Atlas territory in the North.) it will not be pivotal to the plot. It's more of a sidestory that will be created in about the fourth or fifth installment of the series, about four years after this current book, if you want a timeframe.
I'm also considering bringing on some people to help me create this series and fine-tune it, also get some insights on what will happen. If you're interested, say so in the reviews or PM me!