The Prince of Fools cover broke your mold/standard you had set for your Broken Empire trilogy, is there any reason for this? The Liar's Key goes back to the mold, somewhat, now making the Prince of Fools cover standout in the set. Thoughts?
I'm not sure which mold/standard you're talking about, but it seems to me a little difficult to set any kind of precedent or expectation in one story. I've written hundreds of stories in almost as many ways ... I imagine that much of any consistency seen in literature that might breed expectations of molds or standards has far more to do with the publishers feeling safer with the idea that more of the same sells than it has to do with the limitations of writers.