ONE RUN-AWAY PRINCE, TWO DIE-HARD SCIENTISTS,
MAGIC THAT MAY-OR-MAY-NOT BE REAL,
AND A LAND THAT WASN'T SUPPOSED TO EXIST.
WELCOME TO AVADEL.
Writing Of Caverns and Casters
This book started years before either Aria or I ever set pen to paper—or, as it happened more often, fingers to keyboard. We’ve always been addicted to stories. We read constantly, and occasionally, when we couldn’t find exactly what we were looking for in a book, we’d tell each other stories. One of us would start it off, and then we’d start world-building, each of us adding characters and plots and subplots. This would go on until we had something like our own mythology—story-lines that sort of went together but didn’t always quite make sense; characters that we loved but that would disappear and hop back into the story as we felt like it; plots that we’d back up and change or erase completely.
Of Caverns and Casters started as one of these stories. We’d been playing around in that particular world for almost a year, when, one spring break night, we were lying in a hammock, staring up at the stars. We started talking about how much we loved Avadel, the world that we’d built, and all its characters—Aster, Sean, and Leavi among them. Aria mentioned how cool it’d be to turn it into a book. However, we both immediately dismissed the idea. The story was too mixed-up, too dreamlike for us to be able to translate it into something anyone else could understand.
But then we kept talking, starting a long chain of what if’s and minor tweaks that turned into bigger what if’s and major tweaks, that a year and a half later, turned into the Of Caverns and Casters you see today.
This book isn’t just our character’s story, but our story as well. It’s the story of facing things that seem impossible and figuring out what to do next. It’s the story of finding your place in a world full of different perspectives. It’s the story of overwhelming odds and crushing doubt, but also of luck and hope. We hope you’ll make it your story, too, and enjoy it as much as we have.
May your skies stay bright,
Laine and Aria Nichols
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