I guess nobody had fun with this but me.
It’s been suggested that maybe my myriad adoring fans haven’t had time to read this book yet. Possible, I suppose. It’s also possible that they have better things to do with their time than completing a silly quiz.
Whatever the case, instead of giving you the answers to see how you scored (since nobody took the quiz), I’ll just babble about one of the questions.
Question 1 read:
1. What’s unusual about the first word in the book?
Here’s the story on that: the first word is the same as the last; the book begins and ends with the word end.
Maybe nobody thinks that’s interesting but me. But really, isn’t it just a little fun to start a book with the word “End?”
In the original manuscript, the ending was a little different from the final that went to print. Reagen Reed, my wonderful editor, and I both thought it ended a bit abruptly, and she suggested the addition of one more sentence to wrap it up. I wasn’t wild about the sentence she suggested, but I did think it was a good idea in concept. So I had the character Pik use an old Karkar adage a few times throughout the book, then quoted that adage to tie up the finale.
Personally, I think it turned out to be brilliant. Well, okay, maybe not brilliant. But I like it. And I like it better the more I think about it. Is that vain of me?
If that doesn’t arouse your curiosity, I’ll give you a puzzle to solve (not included in the quiz, but you’ll have to read the book to find it): What’s the hidden joke in Chapter 43? Hint: It has to do with a character’s name.
Okay, I’m done bothering you. Now go have fun. It’s Monday Fun Day, after all.