I’m still in the trenches on the first draft of WAR OF MAGIC, Book 4 (and last) of the DUAL MAGICS series.
And there’s no way I can honestly get out of this story without killing off a few characters. In fact, I’m coming up on having to kill off the first one in this book. May be why my progress on this chapter has been so slow.
I haven’t killed a character in this series since the first book, when I killed one off in the first chapter. (One nobody, including me, had had a chance to get too attached to.) I’ve wounded a few, sometimes pretty badly. Even permanently. But I haven’t killed off another one since.
But this book is called WAR OF MAGIC. And some of them are going to have to pay the ultimate price. That’s making this draft more difficult than the earlier books.