Goodreads asked Mark Murphy:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Mark Murphy In reading such novels as the Harry Potter books, the Hunger Games and the classic King Arthur tale "The Once and Future King," I thought it might be fun to integrate sword and sorcery with science in a post-apocalyptic YA book. The story was simply too big for one novel, however, so I broke it up into a trilogy. "The Curse of the Thrax," while a self-contained tale in its own right, also introduces the trilogy's major characters and sets up the plot for the rest of the story. I'm excited to be able to get into the meat of the tale now--which takes a dark turn in the second volume. I hope people enjoy it!

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