If you’ve read through the Lost in Time series, or hell, even just the first book- you’ll notice right away it’s complicated.
The nuances of the story are easy to miss, when almost every line of dialogue or scene ends up being important down the road. I tried really hard to only put things into the book intentionally, whether it was dialogue between characters or even sex scenes. (ya’ll know I love me a good sex scene, but I hate putting them into the story unless it has some meaning to it.)
That being said, this is a series that takes some serious thought to read, and I thank everyone who has taken the time to fall in love with the characters as much as I have!
I did want to address the first book, Make Me Exist, and why I went about the first half of the book the way I did. Initially, as a writer, I struggled with whether Cyran would get her memories back right away after touching the God stone or if everything would be fuzzy and distorted (how I ended up writing it!) & I ended up going with her slowly gaining her memories back on purpose.
As we know, Cyran has issues with remembering things- so this initial introduction into her hazy memory right from the beginning of the series plays along with her character until the very end (I know, I know, we aren’t there yet!)
The main reason we didn’t have a rush of memories right from the get go, was so that we could all grow with Cyran. Myself as the writer, and the readers as well.
She spends the first half of the book learning who she is, without really changing at all. This gives time to go over whats going on in her head, her struggles as a mother, her conflict with being Jatorrian- without all the background noise of delving deeply into a throng of other characters.
Cyran’s character arc is growth. Her character hasn’t drastically changed, she hasn’t found some inner light within herself that wasn’t there before- she is a character who is comfortable and happy with who she is- forgetful memory, temper, overt bravery, and all. Although she doesn’t burst forth with brand new courage or drastically change the storyline with unexpected or phenomenal power she didn’t know she had (like in most other stories)- she changes the storyline by recognizing what she wants and how she wants it. She is confident in herself and her decisions, and grows with them.
I just love Cyran, and her ever growing knowledge of her abilities, her love for her family, her relationship with Adriem, and her protectiveness as a mother. I adore her flaws and how relatable she is (although a bit more badass then I could ever be).
Get ready for it, Death of Time will be released this year! & it’s a doozy!!
In the meantime, I am working on a sub-novel from Rogue and Mayko’s POV- Eye’s Like Sunflowers, which is available for pre-order and will be released this summer!
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I look forward to ending this journey with you! & thank you so much for sticking with this new author (this is my first series, but far from my last books! I’m definitely thinking treasure hunting or mermaids for the next book!)
This will be an exciting year! Two more books, and the ending to something epic.