It happens so often--in Twilight, Tangled, and Fight Club, for example--that they begin by threatening: "This is the story of how I die." (Death being the biggest thing we can think of.)
weasel their way out of it, and don't die. I think to myself: "That's
cowardly. If it's fiction, let 'em die. Then what would happen?" That
was the impetus for this book.
Then, I thought: "If Hell is half as big as our regular world, seems like there'd be more than one person
in charge." (Or, after thousands of years: someone else.) So, voila.
Why not six kings?
Then they can fight amongst themselves--and
there's a rumor: that if one of the kings [or queens] kills the other
five, then he [or she] becomes the god of the Underworld.
aiming to write six books. One of the kings dies in each of the six
books. (For suspense--and mystery: to figure out, who'll be the last one
And p.s. What's available now is actually only half
of the first book (altho. it's 500+ pages). It's epic. The rest should be
available post-Christmas break, ideally.