Here’s a few quick tidbits about this one:
- 1. The title references the fact that Rafen is about to become King of Siana with the allegiance of Zal Ricio ’el Nria as well. Hence, he receives the coveted title of Sovereign of the West. You may have noticed by now that all the books refer to aspects of Rafen’s character or role that is developed in each novel. Rafen, The Sianian Wolf, Servant of the King, and so on all refer to the main character and things that he does and well, is in each book.
- 2. The cover is fairly straightforward on this one – a bloodied sword embedded in the ground. This book contains the first full-scale battle scenes I’ve ever written, and all I can say is, that was hard work. I’m not sure I want to write full-scale battles again. They’re awfully hard to keep track of.
3. “Is it book six or book seven?” you say. “Amazon says it’s seven in the series, but the cover says six.” Simple answer is that it’s both. I did decide to split Consort still when I republished these books, so there are still eight books in the series as Volume Five is in two halves. I did try to make Consort Part Two book 5.5 in the series on Amazon, but Amazon wouldn’t let me. What a lack of imagination! So there’s still one more to go after this one.
4. Loads of people die in this book. But not enough to finish the series. So that’s why there’s one more. Rofl. Just kidding, that’s not very nice of me. But other authors will agree, I’m sure, that sometimes a character’s arc naturally trends towards the grave. And I’m not getting in the way of a good character arc.