I am totally fan girling right now!!! Julie Kagawa is on my blog today and I love her books! She is going to be at Fandom Fest this weekend and I'm so excited to meet her! Oh and guess what, today is the day, today is the first day of Fandom Fest!!!! YAY!!! It's finally here.
always know where you were going with the whole series?
Faeries, the old, ancient fey, not the glittery winged sprites, have always fascinated me. But I wanted to write a book that was different than other faery books. So I began thinking: what are the fey afraid of? The answer, in most ancient mythos, is iron. Faeries can't stand the touch of iron and steel. So, what if there was a new type of fey that had evolved with progress over the years? What if they weren't only immune to iron, their existence was slowly poisoning and corrupting the lands of the traditional fey? And I realized we already have "monsters" in machines: gremlins, bugs, viruses, ect. And from that thought, the Iron fey were born.
As for knowing where I was going with the series, I did know how I wanted the "last" book, The Iron Queen, to end. I did not, however, anticipate the fan's reactions to that ending, nor did I anticipate writing a fourth book, The Iron Knight, to finish Ash and Meghan's story. And I didn't foresee returning to the world of The Iron Fey with the next series starring Ethan Chase. So, I've sort of stopped trying to predict where things will go now, lol. I'm just along for the ride. ;-)