Date: 2016-05-04 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I have been wondering about a question I have had for a while. In one the outtakes (Annobeunna's Tale) Drochondeur is mentioned as Lord Annobeunna Master of the Household. In that outtake Annobeunna was going to give him to the High King as a gift, but Vieliessar refused. In chapter 15 (The Hero's Tale) in Crown of Vengeance, Drochondeur was mentioned as Master of the Household for Vieliessar. A lot that was implied more then stated, but I was wondering how that changed?

I can not say the exact page, because the Nook version page, does not match the Hardback. It was really one sentence in the scene before the skirmish with Inglethendragir.

Thank you for your time

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Writing Craft

Date: 2016-05-05 02:09 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)

1. How long did it take you to develop your voice and style? And how can I as a writer develop mine?
2. Also, do you plan your book ahead of time using a certain story structure, or do you just set your fingers in gear and just fly?


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Maps of the lands

Date: 2016-05-12 10:52 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Is there, somewhere, a map of the lands from both the Crown and Prophesy series?

I've tried to sketch one out as I've read the books, but I know I'm not getting this correct.

And this is merely my personal mind-set. I'm a field biologist and I always have a map in my head of where I am (even if it's a land set in a story).

Thanks for any light you can shed -

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Re: Maps of the lands

Date: 2016-05-16 10:05 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
After a Google Image search:

Looks like the US...

Date: 2016-05-16 04:29 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
1. Did the "Grand Windsward" of Vieliessar's time eventually constitute at least part of the Elven Lands visited by Harrier and Tiercel?
2. Is the shrine around which the Sanctuary of the Star is built the same one that Savilla would try to use?
3. Will Sentarshadeen be built within House Caerthalien's lands? (Based on what you said about Armethalieh, I assume so.)
4. Does Kindling correspond to Groundhog Day?
5. What happened to Lady Amintia? Was she still available by the time Cilarnen returned to Armethalieh or had she been "quickly married" as Lord Volpiril said he would recommend?
6. Are the Dragon's Gate and the Gatekeeper the same pass?
7. Was Kareta hoping that she and Harrier would develop the same kind of relationship that her father and Kellen had? (Also, we know her father was Shalkan; was her mother Shalkan's lady-love Calmeren?)
I hope I haven't overwhelmed you with the number of questions I have. Thanks again for this opportunity

Date: 2016-05-16 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Like Chichiri, I too would like to know if there is a way to write to Tor to "encourage" them to work on Blade of Empire sooner rather than later.

Also, should there be any significant cuts to BoE, any chance they'll end up here once the book is released? And if so, could you let us know where it had been cut so we could read it together with the rest?

Multiple Questions

Date: 2016-05-31 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hi! I'm very glad to hear Blade of Empire is on its way! My questions are:
1. What is it like to publish with another author? Do you work together or take separate passages to write and come together to edit and put them together?
2. Will there be another book in the One Dozen Daughters series?

Date: 2016-06-05 12:38 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
In Crown of Vengeance, there is the paragraph where Vielle wakes from a dream of the past. She is wondering why the High King and his queen's children would have to flee from the royal city. It's mentioned that they are considered tainted and unclean. My question has to do with that, why did the ancient elves believe Pelashia's children were tainted?

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Date: 2016-06-08 06:55 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
You mentioned in an earlier post that Tor planned to release a novella taking place within Crown of Vengeance are they still planning to do that? Or has the idea been Scrapped?

Once again I love this World you created and could not get enough of it.

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Questions and Stuff

Date: 2016-07-20 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Firstly I would like to say that I really love the prologue to Crown of Vengeance, it is incredibly well written and just "feels" right. As good as it is on its own if you have never heard it read in the Audiobook by narrator Christopher Lane, you seriously should because it is made even better. That being said I have a questions about some things from the prologue.

1. I have assumed that the Obsidian room and blade are the same here and in the first trilogy, is this in fact the case? And if so has everything else in the World Without Sun remained similarly unchanged in that period of time?

2. Where exactly does the World Without Sun exist? I was given the feeling that it is either far underground or some kind of overlapping hell dimension type deal. If it is the former is it possible to accidently stumble upon it?

3. When Light creates the different types of life, three types are mentioned; Green life, red life, and silver life. I took green life to mean plants and red life to be beasts such as wolves, squirrels, fish, and that sort of creature. I took silver life to mean elves and unicorns for certain, but are there other kinds of silver life? What about creatures that exist later but have comparable intelligence to elves and unicorns like humans, centaurs, and sprites? What about the beastlings and dragons are they all considered silver life too? Or do all those exist instead as red life?

Re: Questions and Stuff

Date: 2016-07-22 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Well since I posted these a couple days ago I ended up finding the answers to my third question. Whether I had simply somehow missed the information in my previous readings or had forgotten the knowledge since my last one I do not know.
I would also like to clarify my second question, I know that the Obsidian Mountain exists physically in the Bright World, but from the vastness that is described in the books it seems to me that the World Without Sun could not be contained in just Obsidian Mountain.
As for my third question about silver life, in Interlude Two it is mentioned that centaurs, bearwargs and a few other species were at least partially silver life, and that unicorns are the embodiment of the Light itself rather than silver life.


Date: 2016-07-20 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Are any of your Obsidian books to be found in e-book format? I have more books in my reader than on my bookshelves, closets, end tables, guest room......

Can't wait for your next brainchild!

Sending blessings to you & yours.

Re: E-books

Date: 2016-07-21 12:21 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hope you don't mind but I will go ahead and answer. Yes, the Obsidian books can be found as e-book. I know that both Barnes and Noble and Amazon has them. They recently came out with an Omnibus version of both Obsidian and Enduring Flames. Where all three books are in one volume. I will assume it is found with other e-readers, but I am only familiar with the Nook, and have a passing glance at the Kindle.


Texts and Lore

Date: 2016-07-22 03:59 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
At the beginning of each of the Chapters there are many passages from seemingly important Elven texts, do any of these exist in their entirety or is there more to them that we have not seen? Similarly I would ask if there is a complete form of the Song of Amrethion? If there is would it be possible to post it here if it does not appear fully in a future book?

One Dozen Daughters

Date: 2016-07-25 03:26 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Book 2 coming out anytime soon?

Date: 2016-07-30 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Spoilers contained within for those of you who haven't perhaps finished CROWN. I noticed that some sort of relationship between Gunedwaen and Harwing Lightbrother was mentioned twice in CROWN. First it is mentioned that Gunedwaen had found his heart-twin in Harwing, and later Gunedwaen makes Harwing his heir when Gunedwaen goes off to kill Ivrulion. What is the nature of their relationship? At first I thought it might be a bond, but then there would be no point in making Harwing Gunedwaen's heir if they would both die together? Perhaps the answer lies in some of the portions cut by Tor or maybe the two were simply close. Is there any definitive answer you may give?

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Date: 2016-08-02 04:21 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
What else happened to Kellen and Vestakia?

Date: 2016-08-02 04:25 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
That was to be what ever happened to them. Autocorrect changing words.

Date: 2016-09-05 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
How do you write in a co-authorship? Do you ever have conflicting ideas with Mercedes Lackey about how you want the story to go? How often do you both have a different vision for the books you write together?

Two random questions

Date: 2016-09-10 05:00 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
First question I have been wondering is, how old is Ancaladar? During the Obsidian trilogy he is at least 1000 years old since he was around during the previous war. Its never specifically stated whether there were or were not bonded dragons in the time between the first and second war but I would like to assume not. I think its roughly 10k years between the the first and second wars and there could have been elves still bonded many hundreds of years after the first war. Soooo I think he could be as much as 11k years old when Kellen first meets him. Probably off but interesting to think about.

Also I would like to know what the writing process is like since you and Mercedes Lackey are co-authoring the book. Thanks for your time, eagerly awaiting Blade of Empire!!!


The next book in the "Dragon Prophecy" series is Blade of Empire. It will be published by Tor Books on October 24, 2017.

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