Goodreads asked Ekaterine Xia:

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

Ekaterine Xia I had a nightmare. I dreamt that my little brother, who'd died, had to go to a school for ghosts to train to be Sentinels to guard the Veil between worlds. Of course, being the older sister of a three year old ghost, I had to tag along to make sure he'd be okay. And of course, being the sole mortal in a school full of ghosts didn't go over well. Especially when you take into account that it's no holds barred and the only way to advance in the school is to kill off your fellow students. I managed to wake myself up right after I was teleported out of a window three stories up to escape a burning room someone had sealed me up in. I had another nightmare the following month that continued the torment and I decided I really needed to exorcise the demons by writing it out. We'll see how it goes.

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