1. You ended book two with a very big cliffhanger, how hard was it to pick up from there?
A. Not very hard, actually. The cliffhanger was planned and introduced keeping the narrative flow of Book 3 in mind. The good bit was that because I knew precisely how the various threads of the plot were going unravel across Book 3, all I really had to do was let the unravelling happen and not get in the way of the story too much. That, in a way, is the essence of storytelling – how to stay out of the story’s way, how to stop meddling with its natural progression.
2. Your books have received a lot of compliments from feminists. What can we expect from our favourite female characters this time?