Eee! I'm so excited it finally turned up! So here's me, being excited...
The re-release date is, to be precise, the 31st of March.
In Dark One's Mistress, she's rather like a child raging at the unfairness of it all, which is likely why I get reviews saying how unlikeable she is at first. I won't deny she can be selfish and nasty and altogether stubborn, but I like to think she grows from that.
By Dark One's Bride, she's adjusted a bit and comfortable within her new home, but still uncertain on how to handle herself in the new setting of the court she's put into and all the people's expectations of her, as well as that of her own and Lucias', along with other realities of a romantic relationship with a ruler who needs an heir.
Now in Dark One's Wife, which I've yet to fully outline... Let's just say where Dark One's Bride had the friendly court, Dark One's Wife has the not-so-friendly court. And of course, there's still people trying to kill Lucias and control her. Without giving too much away, she makes a decision even he couldn't make, but then she's not the Great Lord's Shield for nothing.
|Oh, and the full spread for the paperback|
|The most mapwork I've done in ages|