Long ago when we were just starting out and writing our first novel, which shall never see the light of day, we had this awesome character who was a jester to a mad king. He was 5’10”, with coal black hair, pale skin, and piercing blue eyes. He dressed in black and was very good with a sword.
In the same novel, a dark mage was causing havoc. He was 5’10”, with coal black hair, pale skin, and piercing blue eyes. He dressed in black and was very good with a sword.
After stringing readers along, we were ready for the scene where all the clues came together. Having written it so obviously that neon arrows were pointing to the identity of the dark mage, we had posted a new chapter of the novel on the online workshop and braced ourselves for the “Aha!” and “You guys are too obvious!”
The first comment on the chapter said, “Huh. I wonder who the dark mage is.”
The answers to your King of Fire questions are in Gunmetal Magic, page 177. Or second scene in Chapter 10, if that’s easier.
Oh, BDH. You crack us up.