Me: So… the
next book will be released in two weeks.
Are we actually in it this time?
Shannon: I don’t
know why you sound so keen. I’m quite enjoying the break.
your sense of adventure?
let me think… I probably left it on the floor of the room where the Breaker
Actually, the subject of the book was your idea, Jax.
(pauses) You don’t mean this book is about Galen,
Me: (nods) Yes
can I read it?
Shannon: Me too.
When can we read it?
well, there’s a slight problem with that.
Me: It kind
of has spoilers in it.
Jax: What on
Androva is a spoiler?
like something that gives away the plot of a story before you’ve read it.
Jax: I don’t
understand. He lived two thousand years ago. You can’t call ancient history a
(frowns) I agree. Whatever he did with his life after we met him… why wouldn’t
we be able to read about that? We can’t change anything now.
And even if we did find out something bad, it’s not like we can ever go back
there again. Not even to help him. I destroyed the Signature Symbols so
returning to Pompeii would be impossible.
Shannon: Is that
why we can’t read it? Because he got into trouble and we’d want to help him?
(looks at Jax) You know we’d try. Even if it was impossible.
course. And so does she. The author person.
not just about the trouble Galen may or may not have encountered. Did either of
you ever wonder what he did with the knowledge you gave him?
knowledge? What are you talking about?
told him about Angelus and the treaty.
Obviously.So that he could create a
spell to enable Shannon to become a magician in our time. (grins) Otherwise
none of these books would have been possible.
Me: Do you
think that’s all he did? That one spell? When he knew thousands of people on
both worlds were about to die?
don’t mean… are you saying he tried to prevent it all from happening?
kidding me. That would be suicide. Galen was a great magician, but this is Angelus. The most prolific magical
killer our worlds have ever known.
happened to him? Please… I can’t bear the thought of him dying when he and
Claudia had only just escaped.
Me: Look, I
can’t tell you. But if you’ll let me continue—
You mean you won’t tell us. Anyway, it’s obvious what must have happened. Galen
disappeared from Androva’s history one year before the treaty was signed.
eyebrows) And history has never been misreported? Because everyone on Terra
knows all about Angelus and the treaty, don’t they?
taken. What were you going to say before Jax interrupted you?
Me: I was
going to say that although I can’t tell you what happens in Galen’s story, I
have already started to write the next book, which will be the last in the
series. And I’m going to try to find a way to bring Galen’s story and yours
together again, even if only at the end.
that mean Galen survives?
Me: I said
Galen’s story, not necessarily Galen himself.
Shannon: But we
will get to find out?
Me: I will
try. No promises. You should make the most of your break, though. Irrespective
of Galen, you will be facing another powerful enemy.
last book in the series? But… how is everyone going to know what happens to us
if you stop writing about it?
Shannon: Are you
serious? After hearing what she just said, that’s
(laughs) I guess you’ll have to find a way to live the rest of your life
without other people reading about it, Jax. If you live through the last book,
You wouldn’t dare…
a smile) What about Penny and Darius? They’re going to be in the book too,
course. They have a big challenge to overcome.
I warn them?
Darius will only worry. You know what he’s like.
going to end the interview there. Thank you both very much for talking to me
I hope you enjoyed today’s post, and if you have ideas for
any other characters you’d like me to interview, just let me know!