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PACY

November 10, 2019 at 02:18 AM UTC


What happens with the rest of the story……Reign of Magic can’t be the end?!?! Anxiously awaiting the next installment!

Ann Provost

October 31, 2019 at 08:13 AM UTC


I need to know if Lord Enchanted Evariste was found by Angelic. I have been totally absorbed in your books and I need to know what book is after the Twelve Dancing Princesses. Also are there anymore books related to these fairytales? Thanks for the adventures and the love stories.

Eleniel

November 01, 2019 at 05:55 AM UTC


Yeah, that’s all. A small list. 😀

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Kinshuk

October 31, 2019 at 07:23 PM UTC


Also read all the shorts! And the interviews and blog posts. That should cover everything.

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Kinshuk

October 31, 2019 at 07:21 PM UTC


You should have read the snow queen series(3 books) and the TFT series (11 books) to fully enjoy FTE/Angel’s series.

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Eleniel

October 31, 2019 at 07:17 PM UTC


Snow White. READ SNOW WHITE! Actually, read it multiple times because I at least couldn’t enjoy Snow White’s story to the fullest because I was so invested in Angelique. You get to see a lot more of Angel in Snow White and the book is amazing. SO. AMAZING.

Megan

October 27, 2019 at 04:58 PM UTC


I really enjoyed the Rothbart scenes! Each scene drive my respect for him up another notch, and he has entered the list of “survives in another timeline” characters that I keep in my head, to keep me from getting too sad (I, too, get wrapped up & overly emotional about the lives of fictional characters). I loved seeing that underneath all his dramatic & sinister demeanor is a smart, kinda cynical, kinda sassy man who loves his daughter deeply, and loves Odette too, almost as a kind of adopted daughter. A man who does his best to walk the line he’s been given, and who cares deeply enough to sacrifice himself – for the sake of his daughter, for Kozlovka, and for the continent.

Cocoa

October 27, 2019 at 11:51 PM UTC


why u gotta make me cry like dat 🙁

Megan

October 27, 2019 at 04:48 PM UTC


:'(

Cecilia

October 27, 2019 at 05:08 AM UTC


That’s sweet! I hope Kimberly had a peaceful death. 🙁
Neely was a great character! Her sister was hysterical! 😀

Cocoa

October 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM UTC


I loved Neely!! She was such a good character!
Also, is there any chance we may get to know Evariste’s backstory?

Brianna

October 28, 2019 at 03:49 AM UTC


I’ve been wondering that too! I’m not sure how relevant Evariste’s parents are to the plot, but I think it would be cool to know the names of the people who produced such a powerful enchanter.

Eleniel

October 28, 2019 at 05:43 PM UTC


And what happened to them. Actually, I’m curious how families with mage children work in general, what with fairy godparents whisking away gifted children at young ages. If I were a parent of a mage, I feel like that would create some mixed feelings and difficulties.

Rocky

October 30, 2019 at 01:25 AM UTC


That is an interesting point of view. If you read the extended universe in the Star Wars books, there are a couple that deal with similar themes because Jedi padawans were taken away from their families at a young age as well. The parents wouldn’t be the only ones who may have struggled with the mixed feelings of honor and pain; siblings who weren’t gifted with magic might have some resentment as well that they weren’t as special as the child that was taken away.

Kinshuk

October 30, 2019 at 07:15 AM UTC


That also holds true for the harry potter universe. It was basically the reason for the rift between lily and her sister.

Reign of Magic: Appearances and Characters

Reign of Magic was tricky to write for a lot of reasons, but mostly because of the sheer number of characters you meet and see. Of course the Summit made things extra difficult–almost every couple in the series appeared in it, and since it was told from Angelique’s viewpoint she obviously had a very different experience in greeting them. She also interacted far more with the mages, bringing in another component of the Summit that the Timeless Fairy Tale readers never got to see.

I think one of the personally most difficult characters to bring back, however, was Rothbart. He only appears in two scenes in Reign of Magic, but readers of my Swan Lake retelling know that he has a very tragic story. He’s actually a lot of fun to write. Between his cynical mind and bluntness, he’s prone to dropping some pretty painful insults on the likes of Liliane and Suzu. But I also enjoy his character because he does love underneath that charade of his. He loves deeply and without boundaries, which is why he chooses the end that he did.


As an author, it was unexpectedly painful for me to send Rothbart off a second time. I can’t even exactly say why, except that it made me sad for him again. (Which proves what a sap I am. I am sad for an imaginary person I made up. Le sigh.)


I had more fun with the likes of Princess Astra of Baris. Fairy Tale Enchantress readers got to see her as a little girl in Apprentice of Magic, so it was a lot of fun to bring her back into the story as an adult. (Although when I first wrote her into Apprentice of Magic I wasn’t nearly so cheery due to all the backwards math I had to do to make sure her ages lined up since I knew she would appear later in the story. Ugh.)

Lovelana is another character I brought back. But while I can confidently say she didn’t enjoy the experience I certainly did. (I always like messing with my characters and shaking their beliefs, muwahah!)

But even with all the characters I brought back, you also get some new people–like the smuggling sisters from Farset, the head librarian in Ciane, mages like Glaze, and more.


I enjoyed writing Glaze because of the change in attitude she has towards Angelique, and both the smuggling sisters and the head librarian and her pages were entertaining because of the sass in their temperaments, but one of the sisters in particular, Neely, meant a lot to me.


I made a short post on Facebook about this, but Neely is named in honor of a Champion from our community: a lovely and funny lady named Kimberly Neely, who passed away this summer.


Kimberly was a long-time Champion and friended me on Facebook ages ago. Even though we mostly interacted on my author page, I always loved seeing her Facebook posts on my timeline because she had the best sense of humor and always posted things that made me laugh even when a book was giving me trouble, like Reign of Magic did.


I never got to thank her for that. Or tell her how much I valued the cheer she spread in our community whenever she chimed in to a conversation.

So brave but sassy Neely is the best sendoff I could think up for her. Thank you, Kimberly, for all the laughs. I hope Neely can make other Champions laugh on in your honor.


And that is all for today, Champions! Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day!

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