It’s always hard to end a trilogy. By the time I get there, I have spent hours building, loving, and tormenting my characters. It leaves me somewhat attached. Both Evelyn and Aleksandr have been particular favorites of mine. So, when asked to right a little bit on why I decided to put them through so much hell, I naturally assumed the answer would be easy.
After much contemplation, a few teas, and staring pensively at a blank word document, the answer came. I wrote this story because I wanted to experience what unbridled, murderous rage was. It’s a hard emotion to explore if you don’t want to utterly torch your existence. And what is fiction for if not to delve into these things?
Scorched Earth, hopefully, is the perfect send off for the Wrath and Vengeance Trilogy. Exploring how rage can drive a person.
For good measure, there’s also a bit of loyalty, love, friendship, and the resilient power of spit. It was fun to write characters who were just done with everything I’ve put them through, and I will miss them all.