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A reader asks, "In the story The Messenger's Tale, who is the woman that told Dickon her name was Nimue? That didn't seem like the carving on the well."

The woman is the Lady of the Dead. The carving on the well, which all Dickon could see of was the letters RPINA, was what was left of Proserpina, the Latin name for Persephone. The well was originally a shrine to Proserpina in Roman times, a thousand years before Dickon.

In the Numinous World books the gods and angels don't appear static -- their appearances change over time depending on what people imagine and believe they look like, and depending on who they're talking to. Dickon's familiarity is the Arthurian legends, not Bronze Age Greece, so he sees her very differently than Gull did -- as a maiden in white with cherry lips, the fatal maiden of fairy tales, La Belle Dame Sans Merci.

We see that with Mik-el through the years too. To Gull he looks like a fighting man of Byblos. To Charmian he appears in shenti and shaven head, carrying a spear, like an Egyptian god. To Jauffre he looks like a mailed Knight Templar. To Georg he looks like a soldier of the Musketeer period in velvet and lace with a swept hilt rapier. And in my upcoming book, Fortune's Wheel, we'll see that he appears to be a soldier of the French Revolution.

Another reader asks, "When are we getting the paperback of The Ravens of Falkenau? I'm waiting for it!"

Not much longer to wait! I've finished the corrections to the galleys, and we should be going to the printer this week. So I'm guessing maybe two weeks! It's a lot harder to produce a print book than an ebook, and the production process takes longer. I'll keep updating here as I know exactly when!