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Merrie Haskell Hi there! There certainly is more to Dragos's story, and Reveka and Dragos's future together, though I certainly wrote myself into a corner for sequel…moreHi there! There certainly is more to Dragos's story, and Reveka and Dragos's future together, though I certainly wrote myself into a corner for sequels. I feel that any sequel to the story would end up being a great deal more grown-up of a story than the previous one. It's hard to figure out how to present a sequel and still be a middle grade book, but I think about it almost every morning in the shower.

So, unfortunately, the answer to this is still a qualified maybe.

Very awesome, intuitive readers have figured out that Reveka has a cameo in The Castle Behind Thorns. There is a whole history that can be unraveled by figuring this out.

The character of Hekate is a player in all three of my books; in Handbook for Dragon Slayers, she is a servant of the Underworld (though she is explicitly the leader of the Wild Hunt) (that book takes place in 1133); by the time of the Princess Curse, she is an Underworld ruler in greater Europe and a contemporary of Dragos. The Princess Curse is set in 1498. (She also shows up in The Castle Behind Thorns.) Castle is set in 1517 (and 25-ish years earlier). Both Curse and Castle take place in the confines of the former Roman Empire in Europe, which, under the rule of Hades and Persephone, had a unified Underworld that fractured in the 13th century, a fracture that lasted through Reveka's time. And by Castle, there is a hint that there is a unified Underworld again. So, the political situation is pretty well in hand for book planning. Just the best way to convey the story is what's left!(less)
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Stay in the boat, I told myself, watching them walk up to the pavilion. I'll just stay in the boat. I won't go anywhere near that creature.
But in spite of that wise warning, I climbed out of the boat.
Fine, stretch your legs, I told myself. Just don't follow them.
But of course, I followed them.
You are without question your own worst enemy, I scolded myself, even as I tiptoed after them.”
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“Did I never explain to you about love, Reva?' Pa asked. I gave him a look, and he laughed uncomfortably. 'I guess not. Let me put it in a way you'll understand. Love is like stinging nettles. Only they prick from the inside out, starting at your heart and bursting on around. It's worse when it gets here'--he rubbed the bridge of his nose--'then your vision goes a little strange. But eventually the nettles stop stinging--once she agrees to kiss you. But they start right back up again when she agrees to marry you--'
'Pa,' I interrupted, 'that's not love, that's fear.'
Pa shook his head, looking off admiringly in the direction where Lacrimora had disappeared. 'Same thing, in my case.”
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“I held in the sneeze, though, by thinking of the word cucumber. It always works.”
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“Ignorance does not make the wrong choice into the right one.”
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“Birds have a powerful sense of home.”
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Stay in the boat, I told myself, watching them walk up to the pavilion. I'll just stay in the boat. I won't go anywhere near that creature.
But in spite of that wise warning, I climbed out of the boat.
Fine, stretch your legs, I told myself. Just don't follow them.
But of course, I followed them.
You are without question your own worst enemy, I scolded myself, even as I tiptoed after them.”
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Liz Are you going to write a second princess curse book? I would really like it if you did! So would a lot of other people!


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