Day #8 winners!ARC of Magic Without Mercy goes to…
Melanie W., who said: Magic without Mercy is my favorite book in the series so far. i still have to read Magic for a Price.
Lora, who said: What made you decide on “Miss Mary Mack” for the mantra Allie always goes to as opposed to any other childhood rhyme? I like the fact that it’s a known one that we as the readers can say along with Allie while she’s trying to clear her head!
Signed copy of Magic for a Price goes to…
Mashiara who said: Waffles sound good right about now.
Today’s book is #9…the end of the seriesThe title says it all As I mentioned in the last post, I was hoping to use this title for the last book for quite some time. I think it sums up what the series is about, and also speaks to the massive choices Allie must make in this final book. My description for this cover was Allie in her leather coat and fingerless gloves, no gun, just a katana, and all the city burning to ash around her. Allie is facing a magical apocalypse--the end of the world. Once again, Larry Rostant and the Roc art department nailed it. How does one say good-bye? There was a lot to cover in this book, many loose ends I wanted to tie off. But I needed to recap some information from the other eight books too, so it would be fresh in the readers' minds. The original draft has a much longer (and really, too slow) opening scene. When my editor read it, she suggested I find a way to cut it or to shorten it and fold the information throughout the remaining novel. She was right, (of course!) and I worked on doing just that in the revisions. But I also wanted a really fun/catchy first line, something I would be proud to have written for the final book in the series. It took me dozens of tries before I finally settled on the current first line, which still makes me smile: "I never expected cookies at the end of the world." This book brings huge changes for everyone, really. Cody, Allie and Zay, Shame and Terric, Victor, Maeve, Davy, Violet, Nola, Daniel. The whole world changes. Magic changes. Did I know all these changes were coming when I first wrote book 1? Not all of them. But some things I knew for sure:
- The series takes place over one year of Allie's life.
- The end scene of the last book works with the first scene of the first book.
- Allie has changed greatly as a character
- People she loves die
- People she loves change
- Her father's greatest sacrifice and plans are revealed
- Nothing will ever be the same again