|Posted on November 19, 2012 at 4:30 AM|
I don't really have a lot to say as far as Development Notes go this time.
The long absence gave me a fresh perspective. I decided that we needed to hear the backstory; namely, what's going on with Narissa, Laeroth, and Sylria? And we needed this whether Shaundar knew it or not. I like a very personal third person perspective, so to do this at the wrong time would just be distracting and irritating. The beginning of a book, or at the very least, a section, is the ideal spot; it's the least intrusive.
Most of my research in this section is based in the flavour of the Forgotten Realms setting, rather than anything real-world based. But it has been as extensive as any other research I've done! This will also carry on into Chapter Six when the boys hit Skullport.
The challenge of this chapter was to get the boys to Skullport quickly enough that the Blacktusks would not disappear into the ether; and it had to be plausible and logical. I hope this has succeeded!
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