Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I thought I would address a question that I get a lot, especially from my older readers: “Is Kendra going to fall in love?”
Well, I’d be lying if I said I haven’t been playing with that notion. In particular, I’ve always loved the idea of a love potion mix-up, much as happens in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
But I feel that sort of scenario is better suited for some of Kendra’s sidekicks—and, if you have read The Crack in Kazah—you will remember that there are some unexpected situations that develop between some of them.
And, of course, there is the full-blown romance that occurred between Kendra’s parents, Krimson and Kayla, when they were teenagers. The Crack in Kazah covers that too! The illustration below shows Kendra’s parents at the annual Jamboreen festival. (I admit that Kendra’s mother doesn’t really look like she’s in love in this illustration, but, as Winter Woodsong says, “Love is a cruel master.”)
As for Kendra, well let’s cut her some slack. After all, she is only twelve (though she does turn thirteen in the fifth book, Kendra Kandlestar and the Search for Arazeen).
And, as always, I will leave you with this last statement, which is how I so often answer questions: “Be careful what you wish for, because I rarely deliver what you expect.”