This thread is prone for spoilers, so if you haven't read the book yet, you might want to avoid these posts for now.
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My question to you all is simple: which were your favorite scenes? And to you, Mrs. Howard, which was your favorite scene to write?
For me, the most memorable scene came early. In chapter 2 when you discussed the events that proceeded the Princess' death, I had to read the pages twice. The way you jumped around and showed what happened to the priests, the empress, the dwarf-- stunning.
I also liked the scene where they fought the sea serpent, the final scene with Ouriana setting up book 2, and, strangely enough, the relaxed conversations between the maid and Eireamhoine (who I can't help wonder more about).