Bonus Reading

The Legends in the Cave

When Lian and Sparrow follow the old nun into the cave, I wanted to include three stories about the Willow Star and the Prince in that scene. But the purpose of that scene was to bring the tale out of the book and in to the real world, and one story was enough. And it had to be shortened. For those who wanted to know more about the backstory I imagined for this imaginary folk tale, here is the original scene. Those who have read the family stories on my blog will recognize the story of The Ghost Lanterns as the one I chose to keep. Read more.