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Re: Q & A for Shattered Sands (Spoilers)
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2015, 09:30:44 AM »
Everyone seems to have loved the sea battle, did you have to do a lot of research of navel-battles for that scene?

I had Military History as a subject for a whole semester at university, and since it focused a lot on Portugal, we studied quiet a bit about naval warfare. I learned all the nautical terms from there, and drew mainly from that experience.

Was the Shattered in the title a tribute to Joe Abercrombie Shattered Sea series as I know you a big fan of him  ;D

Haha it could've have been, but I only read my first ever Abercrombie after I finished writing Shattered Sands :P I originally thought of Sands of the Dead, but it gave too much away - Shattered Sands captures both the setting and the events that take place, as we see that Rilmaaqah is politically reshaped.
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Re: Q & A for Shattered Sands (Spoilers)
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2015, 06:21:45 PM »
So What next?

Is book 2 Written? I am assuming it will be a trilogy?
I am holding off on reviewing on GR and Amazon at the moment but will do as time allows.

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Re: Q & A for Shattered Sands (Spoilers)
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2015, 11:22:55 AM »
@Saraband: There's a moment very late in the book when the ambassador reminisces about learning the languages of trees and streams in his youth. This seemed to come out of nowhere a bit, and was quite interesting. What's going on there? Unless it's too spoilery.
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Re: Q & A for Shattered Sands (Spoilers)
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2015, 02:33:21 PM »
@Saraband: There's a moment very late in the book when the ambassador reminisces about learning the languages of trees and streams in his youth. This seemed to come out of nowhere a bit, and was quite interesting. What's going on there? Unless it's too spoilery.

This is related to his past as a religious hermit. It is never developed in Shattered Sands, but will be expanded on Book 2  ;)
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Re: Q & A for Shattered Sands (Spoilers)
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2016, 06:06:49 AM »
1) Book 2 where?  :P
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Re: Q & A for Shattered Sands (Spoilers)
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2016, 08:06:13 AM »
1) Book 2 where?  :P

Out there, somewhere, but still not quite ready to make an appearance...  ;)
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