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Book Believer asked Jennifer A. Nielsen:

I love your series "The Ascendance Trilogy." so far, it's amazing! :D I couldn't stop reading it. How did you get the idea of writing this series? Love the series so far, can't wait to pick up the second book. :)

Jennifer A. Nielsen The idea came from a song by Eddie Vedder called "Guaranteed." A line in that song says, "I knew all the rules but the rules did not know me, guaranteed." Which made me think of a character who knows exactly what game he is playing, but the other characters don't know all the rules are being very quietly rewritten. From the song, I got Sage, and once I had Sage, I knew the story I wanted to tell. Thanks for asking!

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