Gordon and I are so glad you are enjoying it.
A couple of quick answers.
When is this set?
A couple of years after the events of Silver Shark
Did you know that Aaron mispronounced your name?
Yes. I laughed. 90% of the time people do. It’s the holiday week, so I will wait until after Thanksgiving to see if they can recorded a correction, but they probably won’t. It seems like it might be an expensive fix.
First thought… I’m shocked that the author of the initial letter is Henri Davenport. What’s the deal there?
The reader here is referencing Honor Ranconteur series, which I recommended previously and whose protagonist is Henri Davenforth.
First, Henri DavenFORTH vs Henri DavenPORT.
Second, if you are shocked(!) by the minor naming coincidence, you may want to avert your eyes, because this might make your head explode. I can’t put a smiley face anymore, because it messes the newsletter up, so imaginary smiley face with fangs here.
You know who wasn’t shocked by this? Gordon and I. No, we did not sue Mari Hannah. No, we did not make a giant stink about it on social media.
Names can’t be copyrighted. They belong to actual people. There are only so many names, and people tend to like the same names, so unless you start making things up or the names are extremely unusual, you will repeat the names of other people’s characters.
When Gordon and I choose names, we often trawl Texas Census records. This is how Henri’s name was chosen. I entered Davenport as last name and clicked until I saw the one I liked.
Now, I remember really liking the name at the time, and I know now that I liked it because of the similarity to Henri Davenforth. Actually, yesterday someone else pointed out the similarity and I thought, “Oh, that’s where I remember the name from!” As I said in that email chain, where the poor reader had to suffer through my pandemic release brain, if we actually did accidentally use the same name, I would feel a bit sorry for Henri. Haider is the kind of son who does the exact opposite of what his father tells him and worries his parent endlessly. Henri Davenforth probably deserves better. Smiley face.
Will we get Karion’s story and will it be secret baby?
Oh boy. Um… You just got a book. Come on, Horde.
Oh goodness me, look at the time. I am going to go make pies.