Jul 03, 13
(Review from the author)
Read in September, 2012
I'll admit it: I was scared to write this book. Not because I didn't believe in the characters or the story, but because I knew it was going to challenge me in all kinds of new ways, and take me to places as an author and as a researcher that I'd never been before. I wanted it to be a satisfying follow-up to ULTRAVIOLET, yet at the same time a quite different sort of story, and one that could be read and appreciated even by people who hadn't read the earlier novel. And at times, the pressure to live up to my own expectations of what this book ought to be -- let alone worrying about everybody else's expectations -- drove me almost to despair.
But it was worth it. Because the revisions are all done now, and with the help of my editors and critique group and faithful research consultants, the story has become everything I wanted and more. Maybe one day I'll get a notion to write a third book, but I don't think right now there's any need for one, and I can't even really imagine what it would be about or who would narrate it if I did. I think ULTRAVIOLET and QUICKSILVER stand up as two distinct and complete stories, which also form a complimentary whole.
I love QUICKSILVER with all my heart. I hope you will too.