I weighed up making Raius another female but decided Tavi and Amhra were enough females in positions of power and violence that to avoid inverse gender bias Raius better be a male.

Most of Fhy’s friends are carnivores.I’m going to have to sit and draw up some of the Red Feathers some time. They should be fun to develop – though they’re never intended to be main characters. Apart from Raius I’ve only got a couple of names to play with – no faces yet. Fool that I am I love making characters. Question is do I have the Baron of Precipita’s Daughter turn up again…. Remember her?