They all agreed they loved the title 'Blood Lines' for the sequel. So, from now on, that's what I shall say when I'm talking about book two.
Secondly, I said: Fleance needs an advisor - who should it be. After a brief discussion we discovered that William (the conquorer though he isn't that yet) of Normandy has a randy, disruptive younger brother whom he sends to Scotland in the hope that he will be sorted out. We are delighted. This young Frenchman is an incarnation of Macduff: witty, brave, reckless and very, very funny. He's also a sex maniac (though, I prefer the term, a romantic).
I'm always so excited when new character comes along. We are going to have so much fun with this guy - he will be a foil for Flea (and maybe a pain in the A at times as well). Still, he has a heart of gold and also (which is very needed in these (2nd book) anxious times) well versed in the royal way of things.
I've promised the babes I will have the first five chapters to them before the end of the 2nd week of the holidays (which started today - praise the Lord).