Farryn’s War demanded to be written. Its main character was originally going to die in a hand-to-hand fight at the end of my previous novel, in which he was the villain, but I became so intrigued with him that I couldn’t do it. After all, Prince Humperdinck gets to live at the end of The Princess Bride; why not my villain? He was far too interesting a character to waste. Once I’d made that decision, his story, which is grittier than my previous novels, came together almost effortlessly.