The other thing I wanted to address was a couple of questions I got. First, regarding my new series (see previous post), a few people had asked if it was only going to be two books long since that's what the deal was for. The answer: hopefully not! I've got lots more planned. Book deals are always done in batches, even if the author intends on having five, twelve, etc. books. Vampire Academy was initially sold in a two-book contract. Then we sold the third in another contract. Four and five had their own contract, and finally, book six was rolled into another deal with the Bloodlines books. So, provided you like Age of X, we should be seeing more of those as time goes on.
The other question I've been asked a lot pertains to The Golden Lily description (see previous previous post). Some readers asked if the guy mentioned there, Brayden, was actually Ian, the Alchemist from Last Sacrifice. At first, I thought that was a weird question. Then I remembered the Tomas/Mikhail mishap, and I realized that when it comes to Richelle Mead, that really isn't an unreasonable question. The answer: no, Brayden and Ian aren't the same character. There was no naming mistake this time! Brayden is a new person you'll meet in TGL, and Ian is off waiting in the wings somewhere.