Don't be. He disregarded the warnings of another, more experienced man, walked into a dangerous situation with his eyes wide open, and was killed. It happens, as we both know. I was overset for a time, and Mourningtide tells the story of my healing. You have chapters up for review on your site. Did you wish to go over the story itself? Or did you want to chat about other things?
Did you have to have me locked in an escape-proof courtyard on a stormy night?
I did. It worked.
Let me ask you: will I be appearing in any other stories of yours?
You appear as a memory several times in Kadesh. As to other stories with you as a living person... I don't know. Your conflict was handled in Mourningtide. There may be other stories, I can't say. But not now.
Let's talk about objections people have to books set in
Kealakakua. Angkor Wat. If we are speaking of strange or unpronounceable place names, they might fit. Or, to go 'across the pond' as you Americans and British say it, how about 'Worcestershire' - spelled 'Wore SES ter Shyre' and pronounced 'Woostersheer'.
They had no idea who you were.
Correct. Lord Nebamun met some ghosts from his past through my inadvertent actions, but he won through, though he did give me a piece of his mind when I returned.
You make a good point. And I thank you for spending time with me. I assume you are going back..?
Yes. To the place you left me this morning. The village is fighting off the attackers, Djedi leading under my eye.
Does he know you are king?
You must ask him. And now, if I may, he is down with a spear in his side and I am holding him...
Will he die?
You are the author. You know already. And if I told, you would never let me forget it.
Probably not. Thank you for stopping by and speaking with me.
It is not for a character to object to its author's actions. Adieu-