Goodreads asked Martyn Stanley:

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

Martyn Stanley Deathsworn Arc 5: The Temple of the Mad God has so much in it. Part of the story I'm working on at the moment is a refugee crisis in a town called Briem, where people are fleeing a dragon cult in the north. I wanted to cover this topic ever since I saw the plight of Syrians trying to cross from Libya to Europe. I really want to explore both perspectives, that's a big thing for me. I'm also exploring the negative consequences of things that happened earlier in the series. So things people did, which they thought were 'good things to do' are having negative consequences, and we learn about them in book 5. I think this is true of life too. It's rare to understand all the consequences of our actions.

About Goodreads Q&A

Ask and answer questions about books!

You can pose questions to the Goodreads community with Reader Q&A, or ask your favorite author a question with Ask the Author.

See Featured Authors Answering Questions

Learn more