Thank you so much for this! It is a constant joy and delight (and surprise!) to hear how much people like the books. It always makes my day. We’re so so thrilled that they continue to touch you guys to this day, and we DEFINITELY hope to have more books in the future for everyone to read and dissect at will.
Thank you so much! I love this question to be honest because Luvander is my secret baby. I think he is the most well-adjusted of all the airmen (which isn’t saying much), both before and after the war. I’ve always pictured him as the eldest of a few siblings because he’s always seemed really comfortable in the big group of airmen, and he is sort of a natural caretaker without being aware of it which I think means he’s used to it on some level.
How does such a soul become an airman? There’s never been a decided-upon canon reason as far as I know, but I always felt like it was a bit of an accident, like he was checking out his parents’ work and his dragon saw him and fell in love.
Of course this would mean his parents were magicians or related to the construction of the dragons in some way hmmmm…
OH NO THIS IS REALLY CUTE oh no… I really like that idea. Everyone’s would be different too because Balfour’s would have the specter of his brother hanging over their first meeting and Adamo would FLIP OUT because no one warned him they could talk and you know at least one of them wound up there by accident he just broke into the stables to evade the provost’s men and thought he was gonna get eaten but then his dragon bonded with him instead…
YES. (JWeir even had a Russian husband for awhile there…)
Hi hi! Thank you so much! If answering these asks has taught me anything, it’s definitely that my own memory is a bit of a shambles these days. Off the top of my head, I know that the Basquiat is based off Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow and th’Esar’s digs are based largely off of the Palace of Versailles. As for the city layout itself, I seem to remember being inspired by Malta & Anchor Bay specifically when it comes to Molly although all those houses are pretty and colorful and the water is all blue whereas in Molly everything is the color of sludge so… Mileage varies. c:
Hello hello! First off as always when it comes to Caius-related questions I feel like I should apologize for Caius’ existence just in general. I think about half the things he says in that book are monstrous lies, or truth cheated to a certain angle which isn’t an intentional deception so much as it is part and parcel of his hereditary insanity. The Aulame incident was something we deliberately left open to interpretation because we think it’s creepier that way (like the Noodle Incident from Calvin & Hobbes), but also because Caius is such an unstable element that it could’ve been anything from Aulame making a comment about his hair to insulting and spitting on the entire Greylace name.
I will say however that Caius had an extremely lonely upbringing that was only made worse by being exiled. He’s one of those people who makes an excellent first impression by being charming and entertaining but then he becomes tiresome as time goes on so it’s rare for him to retain any actual real friends. So I’ve always privately assumed he really loses it on people who tap into that in some way and tease him about the things he is actually vulnerable in. As opposed to the part where he wears dresses and such.
I hope that this is an answer that can sustain and restore your sanity!
Oh wow! Thank you so much for this, I’m so touched anyone even remembers that stuff. Jaida and I would love to do more with those boys someday. We’ve been tossing around the idea of starting up online romance miniseries type stories, for all the ideas and things we’ve had that never made it into publication. If there was interest we’d definitely consider it!
Ever since I got this question I have been putting off answering it in the hopes of finding the actual answer, but I think it’s been lost to the harddrive gods. There definitely WERE equivalent titles, but they never (to the best of my knowledge) made it into any hard copies.
Hi there! I SO WISH I had a really exciting answer for this, but I am nearly positive that Jaida sent me an email and it said “these are the names of the dragons” and that was nearly all of them in one go. So… Witchcraft? I am pretty sure she’s a witch.
OK first of all I love your username. And I love this question! The answer is yes, except in the end Mamoru ends up marrying his country instead of his manservant so it’s a bit sad for everyone involved who isn’t Caius.