I’m so thankful for all the love The Prince’s Bargain has received from you Champions, and I’m honored Myth and Arvel were able to make you laugh! Thank you so much! In honor of that, today I thought I would tie up the book celebration by discussing characters from previous books!
When The Prince’s Bargain picks up, it’s been roughly eight years since Tari and Arion were first bonded, and about five years since Benjimir and Gwendafyn married. (My math is iffy on that so don’t take it as 100% for certain. The point is, it’s been almost a decade.)
Benjimir is now the Commanding General of the Calnor Army, while Arion was promoted to Guard Commander and runs the Honor Guard. (The previous Guard Commander followed Benjimir to the army.) Similarly, Thad, Grygg, and Wilford were all promoted to the position of captain, and they now have several squads under their command, although they are still up to their old shenanigans.
Thad married his elven sweetheart, Evlawyn, and he continues to be the one that accompanies royals around–something I did on purpose. 😉 😉 😉 And Grygg is still forever alone! As for Wilford…go read The new short story!
Tari and Arion now have three children: Braydynn, a little boy who is approximately four; Rinthalita who is nearly three; and Orian, a newborn baby boy. And (spoiler) by the end of The Prince’s Bargain, Fyn and Ben have a set of newborn fraternal twins: Cyderren, a baby girl; and Pendell, a baby boy. I did hide a tiny bit of a fun Easter egg in the twins’ names, and in the names of Tari’s and Arion’s two youngest. Good luck seeing if you can figure them out!
Arvel was (obviously) named the Crown Prince several years prior to the events of The Prince’s Bargain. His trajectory is pretty straight-shot.
Myth–and Blaise–however, have an intertwined history with the events of the previous books. Both Blaise and Myth were mere students when Arion and Tari were bonded–a momentous occasion for both translators and Calnorian wizards/elven enchanters. (Fun Easter Egg: Myth’s father is the stone-faced wizard who performed elven magic on Tari during her Nodusigm ceremony. Blaise’s master, Wizard Edvin, is a personal friend of Arion’s and also took part in Tari/Arion’s bonding ceremony.)
Myth was made Apprentice at the tail of end of the events of Royal Magic (Translators serve as apprentices for several years where they learn more about their chosen translator path before they are officially apprenticed to another Translator.) and Blaise graduated from student to apprentice about a year later.
And that brings us up to speed with the events of The Prince’s Bargain!
There will be one final book in this arc for the elves of Lessa, and that will be Blaise’s story, which I hope to write in spring of 2021! Blaise’s book will tie up a few loose questions–specifically about magic. (She is a wizard, after all!)
That’s all for today! Thanks for reading, and for supporting the Elves of Lessa series!