It's out at last! I finished writing this book over a year ago but for many reasons it has taken this long to get it published. Part of it was that I wanted to be closer to finishing a second book in the series, and as of today I am a few chapters away from finishing the sequel, Brothers of Kalathan.
Some fun facts about this new book:
- I wrote an entire 90 000 word novel with the same title and characters and then binned it. It was BAD. But by then I knew my characters and my land and the new book was worth all the "wasted" time.
- I based it on a scribbled idea I had in high school. The original heroine was Trina because I wanted her to be me! Trina was short for Katrina, close enough to my own name. This Trina, however, is nothing like me at all.
- The original story had magic in it. Didn't work for me!
- I changed the ending A LOT a few months ago. My mom suggested it and she was right :)
- I wrote at lest four chapters in one day while my then 12-year-old son was in hospital for a day and a night having a sinus operation.
- I have planned out plots for 5 novels (one for each brother with the twins sharing a story), 3 prequel novellas (One about Nuria, one about Shandar and one about Trina's father) and 3 sequel novellas. Kalathan is going to keep me busy for a while. One novella is done and one is 80% done!
- My favourite character to write: Jandrin. He's awful but I love him. He says the worst things and always gets away with it.
- I never planned on Nasa appearing. He just materialised when Trina was on the run and I am glad he did. He'll get a novella of his own later on.
- I'm very chuffed that I managed to write a sword fight scene. It was hard!
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