When I started writing the Tainted Accords, it was because a dream I’d had about Olina’s story imprinted so strongly in my mind, I couldn’t NOT write it.
I had no expectations when I released Fantasy of Frost, I just hoped that some people might enjoy it, and that, if a few people did, I would put up the second book.
I was relieved to see that a handful of readers did like it. Relieved because I hadn’t been able to contain myself after releasing Fantasy of Frost, and I’d already written the sequel.
Fantasy of Flight was published.
And MORE readers seemed to be enjoying the series, to my surprise. This was good as I’d realised, while floating down the Nile in Egypt, I wasn’t capable of shutting the door on this series – Olina’s boot was in the way.
Can you imagine going against Olina, Jovan, the delgates AND the barracks if they truly wanted something? In the words of Rhone, Olina can, "fucking convince a stone to give you water."
So I didn’t attempt to put up a fight, I didn’t want to, I just continued to type.
Fantasy of Fire was released, and I feel that was when several things in – what I’d started to think of as a possible career – seemed to tie together for me.
So much so that I released the first in another series!
And then three days ago, I released Fantasy of Freedom – the last BOOK in TTA (there will be four companion novellas coming out – don’t despair) – and I’m a mixed bag of emotions; sad, proud, amazed, humbled to be here.
Bittersweet has been a word I’ve seen on a few reviews so far, and it sums the experience up well <3
When I started writing the Tainted Accords, I didn’t know whether I would write the second book, or the third. I didn’t even know how many books there would be in the series!
It really has been the most incredible experience of my life.
And never did I think that one day I’d be here:
I would like to thank all those who have stuck with me through the series, and who have lent me their support over the last two years.
More than any of the above, it has been your inspiring, hilarious, heartfelt, and thoughtful messages that have enabled me to push the publish button for Fantasy of Freedom this week.
Which is why, after reading this post, I encourage you to send a message to your favourite Author (Me excluded ;)), to tell them how much you adore their books, and how you hope they never, ever, never-ever stop – or something along those lines 😀
From the bottom of my heart.
Kelly St. Clare