Colin Noel-Johnson has asked the following questions:
How did Luke get to the top of that tree when he was young?
This stems from a conversation with Luke Callindor’s family in Legends of Windemere. To show how he was a troublesome child, it is revealed that he climbed a really tall tree that had only one branch near the top. The height changed over edits from one hundred to two hundred and kept jumping, so I’m not sure where it stopped at, but it was high. So, how did he do it?
It’s fairly simple. Luke was watching bears and saw how the cubs climbed trees, so he tried to imitate them. After failing with his own body, he used clawed gloves that he put together from pieces in his dad’s blacksmith shop. He also put some through his boots and held the spikes in place with his toes. The gloves fell apart on the way up and the boot spikes fell inside, but it was enough to get him to the branch. Of course, he couldn’t get down without his toys and needed help getting down. It would be a few years later that his grandfather would figure out how he did it, but he hasn’t told Luke that he uncovered the truth.
Have you ever thought about writing a steam punk novel set in Windemere with the gnomes?
The gnomes are the big inventors of Windemere and I’ve considered a few stories that involve them. Their technology is more magi-tech than steam punk, so it wouldn’t be in that genre. It would still be fantasy. Perhaps the biggest gnome hero that I have in the works is ‘Savior’, who is part of the superhero series. He is going to be stopping bad guys with technology that involves magnetic and gravity magic. I was considering having another story where a gnome designs a giant golem and there are flying machines that are beginning to appear over the course of Legends of Windemere. Needless to say, the gnomes and their technology will be a constant appearance in this world.
How many types of apples has Fizzle sampled?
Since Fizzle the drite has spent most of his life in Visindor Forest, he hasn’t had much time to really explore his favorite food. Although, Selenia and her students would have brought him various kinds over the years. Within the books, he has had maybe 3-4 different kinds, but there have probably been more off camera. I would say he’s sampled 15-20 types of apples over his lifetime thanks to his friends. Fizzle would place it higher since he counts every type of apple food (pie, cookies, cake, cider, etc.) as a different type.