I warned you back in a blog post on Dec 4th, 2013, “Writing Sequels,” that this moment was coming. That George Foster was going to appear in The Adventures of Sir Kay. But of course, you weren’t paying that close attention yet. And you didn’t really know what it meant anyway.
This is the first time I’ve brought a character from a previous novel into another one. It was just too much fun to resist. And after all, in Rusty’s Arthurian world, there is a person living there from the future, George Foster. Not to mention in another few years, there’s going to be another, Sabrina’s troublesome boyfriend J.D. *** Will J.D.’s sacrifice save King Arthur? Gonna be tight.
The general consensus from readers is that it’s fun. That was my conclusion–having George show up in this novel was too much fun to resist.
But Bruce sums up the problem concisely:
I like that we see George here but out of curiosity, for someone who hadn’t read Avalon, SC wouldn’t this whole chapter be a little “out of the blue” and out of place?
Yes. I’m not sure how to handle that. I’m thinking a short introduction/preface where I explain what I’ve done, and then a short section in the back that tells who he is and why he’s there. And of course, a link so you can just buy the book if you haven’t.
I’ll be most happy to entertain other ideas, though.
In Avalon, S.C., Rick comes up with a money making scheme. Take gold back to the 6th century. Swap it for Roman coins, which would be worth much more than their face value here.
But obviously there is an even better scheme: take coffee back.