Monday, May 12, 2008

the exit?

These stairs are in Volubilis, the ruins of the southernmost outpost of the Roman Empire, in Morocco.

I am moving them into my book, Sacred Scars, near the ancient city of Limori, placing them where Sadima might find them. But I don't think she will. Not yet.


Anonymous said...

I'm such a ridiculously enormous fan of Skin Hunger. I've been following this blog for a while, hoping that you will mention the book. When you do, I've noticed that Hahp isn't doing much. Will the format of Sacred Scars be like the last, with Sadima and Hahp back and forth?

kathleen duey said...

Thanks for taking the time to write. I appreciate the kind words.

Yes, the structure is the same in Sacred Scars. I have been tending to write 8-10 or so chapters in one characters' story, then I drop back and write about the same number in the others' view point. I switched back to Hahp today.
I can tell you that he is still alive, so far, and so is Gerrard--I wasn't sure for a while. Hahp is stronger than he thought he was--and kinder than I thought he could be, given his family background. He still dreams about killing his father, but has so far kept his heart apart from his rage.

And there are amazing things inside that cliff.

And now, back to work.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer! I would have understood if you hadn't, but appreciate that you did. I'm so excited about Sacred Scars--even more so with this little tidbit. I've been passing Skin Hunger to all of my friends (and even some vaguely untrustworthy neighbors).

It's one of the most well-written, entertaining books I've ever read. I was always expecting to be so attached to one character that I looked forward to the next chapter, but I never did. They are both so sympathetic. It's like having two best friends instead of one.

Thanks again for responding. I can't wait for Sacred Scars (and this new project with the ornate door...).

--Sarah Andrew

kathleen duey said...


The two-story plot line is an interesting and difficult (for the writer) element. Most people are saying what you have--that both stories hold their interest. I can't tell you what a *relief* that is.

Thanks again. I am honored that you recommend my book to friends.


Rita said...

These stairs are fantastic.

Every tidbit you offer on the books--both in the posts and in the comments--is tantalizing. Like the titles!