From the Author
A: Rysa Torres, the heroine of the FFSD series, is based on my daughter. Allof Rysa's responses -- all her hyperactivity, attention issues,and social awkwardness -- are real, honest-to-goodness ADHD symptoms. Herworld may be science fiction, but her interactions with it are truthfuland genuine, and very much rooted in real life.
A girl with ADHDcan be a hero, too. She may not start out plucky, and may have farther to go in her journey, but don't discount the passion and creativityof someone with ADHD. She can save the world, and in the FFSD universe,she does.
Q: How did you decide to include American Sign Language in the Fate - Fire - Shifter - Dragon universe?
A: I have a limited understanding of ASL; a family member who is notdeaf but is nonverbal uses ASL. It was because of this family member that I realized the nonverbal dragons could also use ASL as a wayto communicate.
Q: How many books are in the Fate - Fire - Shifter - Dragon series, and what is their order?
A: GAMES OF FATE, FLUX OF SKIN and FIFTH OF BLOOD (books 1-3) makeup trilogy one. These three novels are tightly tied together and eachpicks up on the heels of the previous book. It's best to read them inorder.
Together, the novellas BONDS, BROKEN and SILENT make upbook 4. This miniseries introduces Daisy Pavlovich and Gavin Bower(Rysa's friend who appears briefly at the beginning of GAMES OF FATE)into the FFSD universe.
Readers may start with either Rysa'sstory (GAMES OF FATE) or Daisy's story (BONDS). It is best, though, to be caught up with both heroines before starting book 5, ALL BUT HUMAN,where Rysa's and Daisy's paths converge.
The series, in order:
(1) Games of Fate
(2) Flux of Skin
(3) Fifth of Blood
(4) Bonds Broken & Silent
(5) All But Human
(6) Men and Beasts
(7) The Burning World