Did you notice anything different about the header image on the website? That’s right, there’s a new cover up there. You didn’t notice it did you? Oh, well, I’ll let you off, it is quite similar to the Moroaica cover, because it’s part of the same series, The Moroi Chronicles.
So, The Moroi Chronicles Volume Two, Eldar Moroi, Part 1 – Quidel. It’s a bit of a mouthful isn’t it? Just like the narrator, Quidel Cezar Elizondo. So why only Part 1?
I blame Quidel. He was very insistent on being allowed to tell the story going forward from Max’s defection to the Dewan coven up to his ascension, to the point of drowning out every other character’s voice in my head for months. So I let him have his way, with the intention of having him tell the whole of this part of the story. As it turned out, he can’t, because he’s going a bit soft in the head. He was also driving me mad with his querulous attitude and self importance. Besides, he has little in the way of a sense of humour.
So from Act 2 of the book, I’ve handed the reigns to Dillon, who is also proving to be a bit of a surprise, and much more fun to work with than I anticipated. I considered completely scrapping Quidel’s contribution and retelling that part from one of the boys’ view as well, but none of them really know the folk tales Quidel shares with us here well enough to step in, and frankly I’d be worried the old goat would start haunting me again if I did that to him. So, Part 1 – Quidel it is.