By the time I sent FORGED BY FATE (then titled The Book of Generations) to World Weaver Press, I had settled on the multiple timeline framing for the first two books, and happily, that meant that I could include at least one chapter about Eve’s marriage to the Marquis from Thor’s perspective, but I knew even that wouldn’t be enough, ultimately. Not to satisfy me, anyway!
And unlike in FATE FORGOTTEN, the novella allowed me to tell the story at least partially from Eve’s point of view, giving her a voice in this pivotal moment of her past, rather than just seeing the story unfold through Thor’s eyes, or through the device of expansive journal entries. (I’m pretty sure I only wrote one before I realized it was a terrible idea. And not only because Ryam would have been writing in French.)
Of all the pieces of Eve’s past, I felt that this was the most important to capture from her perspective. We needed to see her struggle with Ryam, to struggle with her life, her lives. We needed to see that when she tells Garrit she didn’t even like his many-times great-grandfather in the beginning of her marriage, she was telling the truth.
And in TAMING FATE, I hope you’ll enjoy seeing why.
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