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Re: Questions for super star Jen Williams?
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2016, 09:36:22 AM »
As an avid player, how has that part of her life informed her writing? And how does she feel about pc / console games as a storytelling medium?

I think video games are incredible. I've been a gamer for as long as I can remember, but it was really when we got our XBox 360 and I played Dragon Age: Origins that I realised exactly what you can do with storytelling in a video game - I was totally blown away by it. Even more so when I started playing Mass Effect, a narrative experience that ranks in the top five I've ever had. Honestly, I can only imagine that people who sneer at video games don't really understand them at all.

Dragon Age certainly was a big influence on the Copper Cat books, simply because the game inspired me to get back to writing 'traditional' fantasy, the type with dragons and dungeons and swords. DA showed me that traditional fantasy can be surprising, sexy, funny and subversive.

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« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2016, 09:37:04 AM »
I really enjoyed Wydrin, but I identified a lot more with Sebastian, both in life and personality: who do you think is more like you?

Truthfully, I have always identified with Frith the most (no one ever believes me on this, because everyone hates Frith at the start) but I'm angry a lot of the time, I am quite bloody-minded (or determined, if you want to put a positive spin on it) and I have often thought that it I had reason to, I would be quite good at the 'relentless pursuit of vengeance' thing.

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Re: Questions for super star Jen Williams?
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2016, 09:45:45 AM »
I really enjoyed Wydrin, but I identified a lot more with Sebastian, both in life and personality: who do you think is more like you?

Truthfully, I have always identified with Frith the most (no one ever believes me on this, because everyone hates Frith at the start) but I'm angry a lot of the time, I am quite bloody-minded (or determined, if you want to put a positive spin on it) and I have often thought that it I had reason to, I would be quite good at the 'relentless pursuit of vengeance' thing.

...uhoh.
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« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2016, 09:50:18 AM »
OK now you are sounding way more like Wydrin :p

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Re: Questions for super star Jen Williams?
« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2016, 10:10:17 AM »
OK now you are sounding way more like Wydrin :p

It is the other thing we share, I suppose...
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Re: Questions for super star Jen Williams?
« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2016, 05:48:41 PM »
So, I just got around to finishing book 1 The Copper Promise and I do have some questions and thoughts about the novel - a semi-review of the novel is included as well - be warned some spoilers. 

Spoiler for Hiden:
Overall for me it was entertaining - which is a good thing in a novel.  3.75 / 5 - which rates as better than average read but still missing something for me.


The good parts - I enjoyed the dungeon diving like a classical RPG.
Spoiler for Hiden:
But for me it could have been a bit more fleshed out (the dungeon scenes) - yes there was the quirky guardians and the mold and tentacles but what it really lacked for me was magic and a greater sense of danger for a place that was so dangerous.  Also the lack of magical items or gold - made it feel sort of a wasted trip.


What was missing - you ask?

That's a little difficult to fully explain but let me try. 

First, at times
Spoiler for Hiden:
there seems a little disconnect between chapters.  One example - was when Sebastian and Frith decide to go their own way leaving Wydrin behind by herself.  What does she do - she goes home (nothing wrong with that) but then she decides to do a con on a pirate island - which goes very wrong - this rather miscellaneous chapter felt like it was inserted just to get Wydrin's brother injured so she would have to find Frith in order to heal him.  I sort of what wanted to know what happened after the pirate fiasco but not much was mentioned of it.  And then there was the chapter where Frith after using scrying magic is able to locate Fane decides to ignore everything to go after him - while he is painted at times seeking revenge for his family - he knows that the dragon is a bigger threat - for me it just felt odd the placement of this - as if the author needed to finish this little side story in order to complete the main story of the dragon.


Magic
Spoiler for Hiden:
- was odd - I didn't really get why magic was no longer available really? Did the locking away of the dragons really limit the availability of magic? But there was one dragon not locked up.  Was it because the mages used it all to trap the dragons? But that would mean that magic was a non-renewable resource and could be exhausted.  And did all the mages die at the end of the conflict with dragons? It sounds quite odd that all of them would die - but even if the masters died would all the apprentices die as well? What happened to all these great mages? Even if they died naturally as no one can live forever - you train students.
 

Question: Why did magic disappear with a dragon still in the world? Is magic non-renewable resource and exhaustible? Where did all the mages go? Did they not have students? or is it that powerful magic has disappeared leaving only small magic (ie magic glasses)?

Spoiler for Hiden:
Spoiler for Hiden:
Okay one odd part for me and this concerns that magic glasses that Wydrin got - was the odd reaction by the maker of the glasses - she scoffed at the use of them - thinking it would be a horrible thing to have to be able to see the truth.  But if she was monitoring what was happening with Fane and co - then how come she did not realize that the magic of the gauntlet was an illusion - and as such truth magic would allow Wydrin to see through it.  Personally, I thought this was quite clever of Wydrin to think of this - probably the best part of the novel which really showed just how clever and insightful she could be. 

While still on the topic of magic - there are demons and dragons
Spoiler for Hiden:
(although they are referring to themselves as gods) - so where are the good guys ("angels") - while I can understand why a dragon might be considered a god - considering its power and who can really understand a dragon after all.  If there are demons in this world there should be an opposing force against it - evil shouldn't be unopposed - it just felt odd to me - as a world should be balanced between forces of evil and something more benign. 

Question: If demons exist (that means there is evil) why are there no angels/benign higher powers?

Spoiler for Hiden:
The Seal scene in the dungeon
Spoiler for Hiden:
- was it me or was it rather forced - its hard to imagine a friend saying break the seals and they do it - even after breaking one and finding really nothing in the jar - they continue to break one after the other as if possessed which they were not - just a friend saying break them - odd very odd.  You would also expect the seals to be better protected and lets not forget the guardians coming too late to stop them from breaking the seals (even though they were hard to break in the first place).

The resolution
Spoiler for Hiden:
of the novel - for me was probably the most anti-climatic scene that I have read in a while.  Okay I get that the dragon was pissed off and decided to chase them around the globe but it was really odd that it didn't notice anything.  And then after setting it all up - its gone - "poof" and the threat it gone - really quite an anti-climatic non-battle for me.  While the chase scene was cute it seemed to lack the tension of a battle - and it felt odd that the dragon could not catch the griffins or even come close.


The romance
Spoiler for Hiden:
or lack of it or maybe calling it  "the required romantic tension that all good fantasy novel has but missed the mark in this novel" - yes I get that Wydrin likes men who are difficult to deal with - and I don't mind the lack of romance at all but if she realizes that she is like that and that Frith is not that great of a catch - regardless that he is a Lord (although that probably never factored into why she likes him) why like him - and if you like him why not do something about it - the entire "romance" felt rather like an after thought in the story and for me at least didn't flow well. 

Sebastian
Spoiler for Hiden:
- of all main characters he felt the most fleshed out - a former knight (because of his broken vow of chastity and with another knight as well -- so does that make him gay?)  with a chip on his shoulder - willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good or at least to atone for his own deeds - especially since he was involved in the problem (ie the release of the dragon).  I can see him taking up the demon armor to save the masses (although he wasn't able to save anyone in the first battle when he donned the armor).  The annoying thing about Sebastian was his unwillingness to share where he got his armor after he meets up with Wydrin again - I get that he is embarrassed about telling her where he got the armor (because of what happened with Fane and co) but he it seemed odd given that Wydrin was hunted by someone else using a part of the armor - after he found out about her being hunted. 

So we have the former knight character and then we have the lord-turned-newbie mage adventurer character with a huge chip on his shoulder
Spoiler for Hiden:
(the required newbie adventurer in a team of season adventurers - required character for all fantasy adventure novels).  His motivation was easy to understand and although not a great person he was responsible to some degree (he healed Seb from near death and Wydrin's brother and the griffin even knowing the cost).  He was more heroic then given credit for - but at times he felt incomplete as a character - his motivation was revenge - but even that felt sort of like a half motivation.  The revenge scenes - for me at least - could have been a bit more bloody with a bit more satisfaction or lack of it.  He felt like a character needing a purpose which he lacked. 

Wydrin -
Spoiler for Hiden:
there is nothing I like more than a quirky, semi - foul mouthed - adventurer that knows what she likes and is not afraid to say it.  Virgin princesses /witch characters are so overdone.  But I wondered about her as I continued to read the novel.  Was she the token female character in the fantasy adventure - yes she was clever and skilled but really the story could have been solved without her.  She was the most normal of her companions /characters that we meet in the story - because she really had no motive besides gold - and that was a weak motive as it was glossed over.  It felt like she wanted to be a mercenary but she was a bit too moral to do some of the darker deeds (ie burning and killing the drunk pirates) and no looting or treasure hunting while in the dungeon really.  Did Wydrin really have a part in the story or could she really have been anyone to fit the role of the third member of the party.  I wanted more cleverness and sass from her but was sort of let down in the end. 

Gallo (the fourth member)
Spoiler for Hiden:
felt more alive (for a dead guy and a character that only really appeared briefly in the second chapter - he had more motive then either Wydrin or Seb) then most of the main characters.  His ending was anti-climatic and a bit sad - as he got no personally resolution (and I get that sometimes you don't get that in grim fantasy) but the lack of understanding by Seb or Wydrin rang a bit hollow as Wydrin did let him travel with her in search of Seb.


Which sort of leads me to Wydrin's own small conflict with Roki
Spoiler for Hiden:
(a small side subplot) - I get the need for revenge by Roki - what I don't get is why didn't she kill him when she could have.  Yes she needed to show the people that Fane's guards come to defeated but wouldn't killing him of been a better impact instead of leaving him partially maimed leaving us of course with his need for revenge.  And then the entire subplot of Roki's revenge happens and it just feels forced - I get that bad guys are not the brightest people in the world but Wydrin doesn't worry about it at all even after meeting back up with Frith and Seb - not telling them she is being hunted across the globe by this semi-mist killer.  What bothered me was the lack of action on her part - no help from the glass shards she put in her blade - no looking for another set of magic glasses or something - she just taunts him to kill her in person and while that works - she forgets about it - and walks right into a trap.  I really didn't enjoy the Roki revenge subplot - felt really quite forced. 

For a novel about adventures and gold -
Spoiler for Hiden:
as it seems Jen Williams wanted them to be almost mercenary in quality was the lack of the mercenary quality in the characters.  Yes Wydrin got paid and hung around until she got paid - but there was very little looting of dungeons - and at times the gold just felt like an excuse to hang around with Frith. 

On a brief side note - why the name "The Copper Promise" - who was the promise made too?
Spoiler for Hiden:
Was it the Copper Cat - which I initially thought - so who was the promise made to? What was the promise?
Spoiler for Hiden:
I thought it had to with either Wydrin because of her colorful nick name or about money (and her love of it) - but in the end - it just left me wondering about the title. 

This might sound odd but my favorite characters in the entire book
Spoiler for Hiden:
had to be the brood especially 'Thirty-three (aka Ephemeral) and 97 (aka Talisman) - I was even sad when Talisman died the way she did.  I really wanted to know what else would happen to them and how there individual personalities would grow - would they eventually become dragons as well given time? The humorous part of the entire brood with names was that Sebastian a former knight (who might be gay) was at the end the father of an entire group of female dragon-soldiers. 

Another question for Jen - will the brood show up in later novels? What will happen to 33 aka Ephemeral and her sisters?

Adventure - yes it had it - quirky characters yes -
Spoiler for Hiden:
although a bit more fleshing out was needed - some grimness (although I wouldn't call this novel grim fantasy)
- big bad guy - yes it had it - but I wanted more magic, more gold and more sass. 

On to book 2. 
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Re: Questions for super star Jen Williams?
« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2016, 08:39:45 PM »
@magisensei Please could you put all but the first sentence in spoilers?

This was a question thread to the author and it is hard to dig out your actual questions from your opinions and review comments. Maybe you could list them separately?
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Re: Questions for super star Jen Williams?
« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2016, 09:02:19 PM »
@magisensei Please could you put all but the first sentence in spoilers?

This was a question thread to the author and it is hard to dig out your actual questions from your opinions and review comments. Maybe you could list them separately?

Sorry about that - I wasn't sure if I should make a new thread about a review on The Copper Promise with already 2 threads about Jen William's novel.  If my review - as it seems more of a review of the novel with a few questions thrown in doesn't fit this thread I wonder if it would be possible to move my post to a new thread about the novel - calling it " The Copper Promise - Review with spoilers."
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Re: Questions for super star Jen Williams?
« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2016, 09:23:18 PM »
@magisensei Please could you put all but the first sentence in spoilers?

This was a question thread to the author and it is hard to dig out your actual questions from your opinions and review comments. Maybe you could list them separately?

Sorry about that - I wasn't sure if I should make a new thread about a review on The Copper Promise with already 2 threads about Jen William's novel.  If my review - as it seems more of a review of the novel with a few questions thrown in doesn't fit this thread I wonder if it would be possible to move my post to a new thread about the novel - calling it " The Copper Promise - Review with spoilers."

That would be great if you did that, because so many of us here are reading this series and you have given so many comments and suggestions we could all discuss, without filling up this thread.
But still leaving  some questions here you want to directly ask Jen Williams?
“This is the problem with even lesser demons. They come to your doorstep in velvet coats and polished shoes. They tip their hats and smile and demonstrate good table manners. They never show you their tails.” 
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Re: Questions for super star Jen Williams?
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2016, 06:20:41 PM »


and can you tell us who does the artwork as I reckon they are among the best covers out there at the moment.

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Re: Questions for super star Jen Williams?
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2016, 11:00:15 AM »
Who creates the wonderful, but uncredited cover art for the trilogy?

Will there be more short stories featuring Wydrin,Sebastion and Frith after the trilogy is complete?

Did I answer this one? I can't remember. The cover is by Patrick Insole and the design team at Headline.

I imagine some short stories might crop up in the future, and I am halfway through writing one called Young Wydrin Plays it Safe - but I don't have any plans for where it might end up.

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Re: Questions for super star Jen Williams?
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2016, 11:03:36 AM »
Are you able and/or willing to talk about the new series you are working on?

Well, I'm in the midst of writing the first draft at the moment, which for me means that it could all change at any moment, so I'm not sure there's anything useful I can say about it. What I will say is that I have tried to challenge myself with this trilogy, and it's pretty different to the Copper Cat books (while still retaining the whole 'gleedark' attitude to fantasy).  ;D

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Re: Questions for super star Jen Williams?
« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2016, 11:10:58 AM »
So, I just got around to finishing book 1 The Copper Promise and I do have some questions and thoughts about the novel - a semi-review of the novel is included as well - be warned some spoilers. 

Spoiler for Hiden:
Overall for me it was entertaining - which is a good thing in a novel.  3.75 / 5 - which rates as better than average read but still missing something for me.


The good parts - I enjoyed the dungeon diving like a classical RPG.
Spoiler for Hiden:
But for me it could have been a bit more fleshed out (the dungeon scenes) - yes there was the quirky guardians and the mold and tentacles but what it really lacked for me was magic and a greater sense of danger for a place that was so dangerous.  Also the lack of magical items or gold - made it feel sort of a wasted trip.


What was missing - you ask?

That's a little difficult to fully explain but let me try. 

First, at times
Spoiler for Hiden:
there seems a little disconnect between chapters.  One example - was when Sebastian and Frith decide to go their own way leaving Wydrin behind by herself.  What does she do - she goes home (nothing wrong with that) but then she decides to do a con on a pirate island - which goes very wrong - this rather miscellaneous chapter felt like it was inserted just to get Wydrin's brother injured so she would have to find Frith in order to heal him.  I sort of what wanted to know what happened after the pirate fiasco but not much was mentioned of it.  And then there was the chapter where Frith after using scrying magic is able to locate Fane decides to ignore everything to go after him - while he is painted at times seeking revenge for his family - he knows that the dragon is a bigger threat - for me it just felt odd the placement of this - as if the author needed to finish this little side story in order to complete the main story of the dragon.


Magic
Spoiler for Hiden:
- was odd - I didn't really get why magic was no longer available really? Did the locking away of the dragons really limit the availability of magic? But there was one dragon not locked up.  Was it because the mages used it all to trap the dragons? But that would mean that magic was a non-renewable resource and could be exhausted.  And did all the mages die at the end of the conflict with dragons? It sounds quite odd that all of them would die - but even if the masters died would all the apprentices die as well? What happened to all these great mages? Even if they died naturally as no one can live forever - you train students.
 

Question: Why did magic disappear with a dragon still in the world? Is magic non-renewable resource and exhaustible? Where did all the mages go? Did they not have students? or is it that powerful magic has disappeared leaving only small magic (ie magic glasses)?

Spoiler for Hiden:
Spoiler for Hiden:
Okay one odd part for me and this concerns that magic glasses that Wydrin got - was the odd reaction by the maker of the glasses - she scoffed at the use of them - thinking it would be a horrible thing to have to be able to see the truth.  But if she was monitoring what was happening with Fane and co - then how come she did not realize that the magic of the gauntlet was an illusion - and as such truth magic would allow Wydrin to see through it.  Personally, I thought this was quite clever of Wydrin to think of this - probably the best part of the novel which really showed just how clever and insightful she could be. 

While still on the topic of magic - there are demons and dragons
Spoiler for Hiden:
(although they are referring to themselves as gods) - so where are the good guys ("angels") - while I can understand why a dragon might be considered a god - considering its power and who can really understand a dragon after all.  If there are demons in this world there should be an opposing force against it - evil shouldn't be unopposed - it just felt odd to me - as a world should be balanced between forces of evil and something more benign. 

Question: If demons exist (that means there is evil) why are there no angels/benign higher powers?

Spoiler for Hiden:
The Seal scene in the dungeon
Spoiler for Hiden:
- was it me or was it rather forced - its hard to imagine a friend saying break the seals and they do it - even after breaking one and finding really nothing in the jar - they continue to break one after the other as if possessed which they were not - just a friend saying break them - odd very odd.  You would also expect the seals to be better protected and lets not forget the guardians coming too late to stop them from breaking the seals (even though they were hard to break in the first place).

The resolution
Spoiler for Hiden:
of the novel - for me was probably the most anti-climatic scene that I have read in a while.  Okay I get that the dragon was pissed off and decided to chase them around the globe but it was really odd that it didn't notice anything.  And then after setting it all up - its gone - "poof" and the threat it gone - really quite an anti-climatic non-battle for me.  While the chase scene was cute it seemed to lack the tension of a battle - and it felt odd that the dragon could not catch the griffins or even come close.


The romance
Spoiler for Hiden:
or lack of it or maybe calling it  "the required romantic tension that all good fantasy novel has but missed the mark in this novel" - yes I get that Wydrin likes men who are difficult to deal with - and I don't mind the lack of romance at all but if she realizes that she is like that and that Frith is not that great of a catch - regardless that he is a Lord (although that probably never factored into why she likes him) why like him - and if you like him why not do something about it - the entire "romance" felt rather like an after thought in the story and for me at least didn't flow well. 

Sebastian
Spoiler for Hiden:
- of all main characters he felt the most fleshed out - a former knight (because of his broken vow of chastity and with another knight as well -- so does that make him gay?)  with a chip on his shoulder - willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good or at least to atone for his own deeds - especially since he was involved in the problem (ie the release of the dragon).  I can see him taking up the demon armor to save the masses (although he wasn't able to save anyone in the first battle when he donned the armor).  The annoying thing about Sebastian was his unwillingness to share where he got his armor after he meets up with Wydrin again - I get that he is embarrassed about telling her where he got the armor (because of what happened with Fane and co) but he it seemed odd given that Wydrin was hunted by someone else using a part of the armor - after he found out about her being hunted. 

So we have the former knight character and then we have the lord-turned-newbie mage adventurer character with a huge chip on his shoulder
Spoiler for Hiden:
(the required newbie adventurer in a team of season adventurers - required character for all fantasy adventure novels).  His motivation was easy to understand and although not a great person he was responsible to some degree (he healed Seb from near death and Wydrin's brother and the griffin even knowing the cost).  He was more heroic then given credit for - but at times he felt incomplete as a character - his motivation was revenge - but even that felt sort of like a half motivation.  The revenge scenes - for me at least - could have been a bit more bloody with a bit more satisfaction or lack of it.  He felt like a character needing a purpose which he lacked. 

Wydrin -
Spoiler for Hiden:
there is nothing I like more than a quirky, semi - foul mouthed - adventurer that knows what she likes and is not afraid to say it.  Virgin princesses /witch characters are so overdone.  But I wondered about her as I continued to read the novel.  Was she the token female character in the fantasy adventure - yes she was clever and skilled but really the story could have been solved without her.  She was the most normal of her companions /characters that we meet in the story - because she really had no motive besides gold - and that was a weak motive as it was glossed over.  It felt like she wanted to be a mercenary but she was a bit too moral to do some of the darker deeds (ie burning and killing the drunk pirates) and no looting or treasure hunting while in the dungeon really.  Did Wydrin really have a part in the story or could she really have been anyone to fit the role of the third member of the party.  I wanted more cleverness and sass from her but was sort of let down in the end. 

Gallo (the fourth member)
Spoiler for Hiden:
felt more alive (for a dead guy and a character that only really appeared briefly in the second chapter - he had more motive then either Wydrin or Seb) then most of the main characters.  His ending was anti-climatic and a bit sad - as he got no personally resolution (and I get that sometimes you don't get that in grim fantasy) but the lack of understanding by Seb or Wydrin rang a bit hollow as Wydrin did let him travel with her in search of Seb.


Which sort of leads me to Wydrin's own small conflict with Roki
Spoiler for Hiden:
(a small side subplot) - I get the need for revenge by Roki - what I don't get is why didn't she kill him when she could have.  Yes she needed to show the people that Fane's guards come to defeated but wouldn't killing him of been a better impact instead of leaving him partially maimed leaving us of course with his need for revenge.  And then the entire subplot of Roki's revenge happens and it just feels forced - I get that bad guys are not the brightest people in the world but Wydrin doesn't worry about it at all even after meeting back up with Frith and Seb - not telling them she is being hunted across the globe by this semi-mist killer.  What bothered me was the lack of action on her part - no help from the glass shards she put in her blade - no looking for another set of magic glasses or something - she just taunts him to kill her in person and while that works - she forgets about it - and walks right into a trap.  I really didn't enjoy the Roki revenge subplot - felt really quite forced. 

For a novel about adventures and gold -
Spoiler for Hiden:
as it seems Jen Williams wanted them to be almost mercenary in quality was the lack of the mercenary quality in the characters.  Yes Wydrin got paid and hung around until she got paid - but there was very little looting of dungeons - and at times the gold just felt like an excuse to hang around with Frith. 

On a brief side note - why the name "The Copper Promise" - who was the promise made too?
Spoiler for Hiden:
Was it the Copper Cat - which I initially thought - so who was the promise made to? What was the promise?
Spoiler for Hiden:
I thought it had to with either Wydrin because of her colorful nick name or about money (and her love of it) - but in the end - it just left me wondering about the title. 

This might sound odd but my favorite characters in the entire book
Spoiler for Hiden:
had to be the brood especially 'Thirty-three (aka Ephemeral) and 97 (aka Talisman) - I was even sad when Talisman died the way she did.  I really wanted to know what else would happen to them and how there individual personalities would grow - would they eventually become dragons as well given time? The humorous part of the entire brood with names was that Sebastian a former knight (who might be gay) was at the end the father of an entire group of female dragon-soldiers. 

Another question for Jen - will the brood show up in later novels? What will happen to 33 aka Ephemeral and her sisters?

Adventure - yes it had it - quirky characters yes -
Spoiler for Hiden:
although a bit more fleshing out was needed - some grimness (although I wouldn't call this novel grim fantasy)
- big bad guy - yes it had it - but I wanted more magic, more gold and more sass. 

On to book 2.

So this one is a little weird for me, as I personally think it's a fairly terrible idea for a writer to respond to a review, or even half of one... so, uh, I won't. :)

But I will say that the 'copper promise' refers to the contract between a mercenary and their client - Wydrin calls it this at some point in the early chapters. And some of the other questions (regarding the brood sisters etc) are answered in the next two books.
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Re: Questions for super star Jen Williams?
« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2016, 04:49:09 PM »
I stand by my "Love Letter to Jen Williams" thread and review.

Meanwhile, I've had almost no time for fun recently.
But I'm still making progress in "Iron Ghost."  8)
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Re: Questions for super star Jen Williams?
« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2016, 08:10:21 PM »
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    Who creates the wonderful, but uncredited cover art for the trilogy?
    Will there be more short stories featuring Wydrin,Sebastion and Frith after the trilogy is complete?

Thanks Jen