Elias asked:

Finally, a book with a main character called Elias! It's about time!

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Laia I was thinking the SAME thing about the *other* main character. ; )

Please, I would love to hear about how you picked the name Laia!

I am still trying to wrap my head around seeing my name in print like that. I mean, it's not exactly a name you find on keychains at the mall.

I have yet to meet anyone who shares my name, or knows the Persian story I have been told it comes from. I have often yearned to meet someone who had some familiarity with its roots. Apparently it is obscure enough that even my Persian friends don't seem to have strong familiarity with it.

It would be lovely to know the history of your experience with this name, and how you came to choose it for your character.
Sabaa Tahir My sentiments exactly.
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