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Sarah M. Cradit

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Sarah is the USA Today and International Bestselling Author of contemporary and epic fantasy. Her work has been described as rich, emotive, and highly dimensional.

An unabashed geek, Sarah enjoys studying obscure subjects like the Plantagenet and Ptolemaic dynasties, and settling debates on provocative Tolkien topics such as why the Great Eagles are not Gandalf's personal taxi service. Passionate about travel, Sarah has visited over twenty countries collecting sparks of inspiration (though New Orleans is where her heart rests). She's a self-professed expert at crafting original songs to sing to her very patient pets, and a seasoned professional at finding ways to humiliate herself (bonus points if it happens in public). When at home in Penns
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Sarah M. Cradit Hi Donna,

Thanks for the question! The easiest way for me to answer this is to tell you where I came up with each of the names individually. This may b…more
Hi Donna,

Thanks for the question! The easiest way for me to answer this is to tell you where I came up with each of the names individually. This may be more than you asked for, but brevity is not one of my strengths. ;)

The Fontenots are a branch of the Deschanel family (the main series family). When choosing surnames, I spent some time researching Southern Louisiana and names that were native to the area. Most Deschanel cousins, then, are Fontenots, Guidrys, and Broussards. (Note: The Deschanel name is not native to that area since they emigrated from France).

I always loved the name Remy. Has a ring of being both old-fashioned and distinguished. If I ever had a son, this would be a top contender for a name.

Regarding Fleur, her name was inspired, funny enough, by Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter series. My Fleur takes the name a bit ironically- she's beautiful and fragile on the outside, but fairly rotten on the inside.

To your question about the Forsyte Saga, I regret I haven't read it so any similarities to it would have to be coincidence. I just looked it up, though, and sounds interesting! I may have to add it to my classics reading.

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Sarah M. Cradit Hi Jo, I'm happy to answer this one for you!

The Illusions of Eventide is Volume 1, though there are two prequel stories that come before it, and some …more
Hi Jo, I'm happy to answer this one for you!

The Illusions of Eventide is Volume 1, though there are two prequel stories that come before it, and some prefer to start with those. Here's the recommended reading order, if you do start with the prequels. If you do not, you can skip those and continue with the order:

Prequels (The Storm and the Darkness and Shattered)
Volume I: The Illusions of Eventide
Volume II: Bound
Volume III: Midnight Dynasty
Volume IV: Asunder
Volume V: Empire of Shadows
Volume VI: Myths of Midwinter
Volume VII: The Hinterland Veil
Volume VIII: The Secrets Amongst the Cypress
Lagniappes (any order)

Here is a link you can bookmark with this information as well: http://www.sarahmcradit.com/reading-o...

Hope that helps. Happy reading!
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The Kingless Crown is Available Everywhere

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That’s right! My new epic fantasy series is here, and while I’m quite proud of it, the true judge of a piece of work is what the masses think. I’m truly humbled at some of the reviews coming in.





You can grab this at all the usual places, of course. If you click this link it will take you to the retailer of your choice.





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“You're not going to write the greatest novel ever written.

Nor will I.

Nor will anyone.

Why? Because the greatest novel ever written is subjective and means something different to every person.

So don't focus on writing the greatest novel of all time.

Instead, focus on writing the greatest novel you've ever written.”
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“Just because something DOES NOT work, that doesn't mean it CANNOT.”
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“Jon is my darkness. To accept him is to accept that part of myself, and if I do that, I'll never be rid of it. He would accept the things about me that I desperately want to change. I would slip deeper and deeper into the dark recesses of my own mind, and so would Jon.”
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“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say”
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“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.”
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Nor will I.

Nor will anyone.

Why? Because the greatest novel ever written is subjective and means something different to every person.

So don't focus on writing the greatest novel of all time.

Instead, focus on writing the greatest novel you've ever written.”
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“The pillow whistled across the room and smacked him in the face. Nicolas smiled, satisfied. If he was going to die, this was the man he wanted to die beside.”
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