Years ago, when I started this blog, I intended it to have two purposes: 1) force me to put myself out there and start talking about what was, at the time, simply referred to as “The Book,” and 2) create a semi-interactive repository for all the minutia of the world of the Changelings.
The first I accomplished off and on for years, the second only started to really come to fruition last year, when the appendices for all three books went online, with the publication of the print edition of The Memory of Myth.
Today, to mark the first step in extracting myself from Amazon’s KDP Select (Changelings: Into the Mist is available on Barns & Noble, Kobo and Smashwords – and Amazon – today!) I’ve added the first of what will be many more additions to the appendices: The McAndrew – and O’Malley – family trees.
The families in Changelings are all intertwined – Sean’s lineage is explored in The Rise of Kings, but it’s not until the third – and final – book, The Memory of Mist, that they – and we – discover the full extent of Dubh’s reach in their lives.
In that story, Maureen must delve into her family’s history – from the grandfather that never wanted her to the deep annals of O’Malley lore – in her fight to determine her future and stay at Cloak Tower.
I’ve always known how – and at what point – the families were entwined. I planted a few clues in the earlier books – and some red herrings – but it was exciting to bring Maureen into the full knowledge of just how deeply entwined they were. For her, and even for Aunt Margaret, it was a startling realization of just how intertwined they were – and how deep their connection to Dubh went.