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Author Interview: Louis Rakovich

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I am lucky to do a Q & A with Louis Rakovich, author of The End of the Trail. If you haven't read my review yet, go here: The Dark Reviews.


Tell us about the book:


1)  What was your inspiration for The End of the Trail?I began writing the story in November 2013, and at that point had already been toying with the idea for a couple of months, so now, almost two years later, it's hard to say. It started with the sick king and his child bride – a random image of fantastical medieval darkness – and from there the rest of the story developed slowly, from the setting, to the objective of the journey, and finally to the journey itself and the man undertaking it. I can't pinpoint a source of inspiration more particular than the general concept of the dark ages.
2)  Why a novelette and not a full novel? Originally, I set out to write a short story. It proved a bit heftier than that, and dragged on into questionable territory. I'm still not entirely sure that it's more a n…