All you Shade fans are going to spot
some of the big differences,
as I continued to draft the story more and more
of the characters personalities came through,
each pass polishing out the rough edges and
defining the characters into their truest selves,
and the world into the reality that it is.
I’ve listed some of the big ones at the bottom
– because I couldn’t help myself.
(aka original elements changed or no longer in the final novel)
Yep – Clara was originally ‘Clipboard lady’ not ‘Ledger Lady.’
Shade had yet to coin her iconic curse words.
The Silvari were originally known as Avari.
Pax was originally the one who knocked her out in the cart
with his stern order to ‘sleep.’
In early drafts Killian spoke way too much,
on each pass a few more words
were removed from his lines until everything felt just right.
Roarke’s ‘father’ banned him from having anyone in his
room with him and Roarke managed to avoid this rule by
utilising his brothers rooms – I’d love to see that happen now.
Of course the details evolved as the truth about the
Elorsin’s dark past came to light.
The ‘Crown’ was originally known as the ‘Prime’ …
honestly I’m glad that one was changed. Crown has a much better ring to it.
Oh, and Seth’s name was Tatum – weird right?