Some time ago, after the release of Embers, a fan reached out with some nice comments about the series. Hidden in among the remarks was his opinion that Athgar and Natalia were spending a lot of ‘quality’ time together, and yet no children were produced as a result.
I had always envisioned them having a child or two later on in the series, but this got me thinking about moving up the timeline. So much so, in fact, that I introduced Natalia’s pregnancy in Flames, where it becomes a significant plot point.
This continues in Inferno, in which the child is born (I won’t give away any of the details), and once again, it becomes an integral part of the storyline.
This is just one example of how reader feedback can inspire me on occasion.
Until next time, happy reading!
Paul Bennett, Writer of Epic Fantasy Stories.