The end has arrived for the ANGELFIRE series by Courtney Allison Moulton. And while we the fans are very sad to see this kick-ass paranormal series come to and end, no one is feels the goodbye feels quite like the author.
We invited Courtney to give a public goodbye to her characters . . . warning, you may need locate your box of Kleenex before reading this!
A Goodbye Letter To My Characters
To my friends:
There is something so bittersweet about saying farewell. It has been an incredible journey and I felt like I grew up alongside you, though your adventures were much more perilous than mine. When I finished writing the last page of the epilogue, I cried so hard and kept crying for days. There was a moment in there when I wasn’t sure if I could continue on, just like so many moments you’ve all had. There was also a stronger, clearer spark, a spark for which I’m forever indebted to you, an understanding that no matter far I’ve fallen, the first step to rising again is to get on my own two feet, but also that it’s all right to take hold of a lending hand. You have taught me so much in our years together. You aren’t my first characters, or out of my first book, but you’re my first characters I’ve been able to share with others. You’ve been a gateway for me to live my dream and enabled me to meet the best friends I’ve ever had. I’m so happy that in return, I could give you the most loyal friends, the fiercest loves, and an incredible story.
Cadan, you have such a fire in you and I have no idea where it came from. I never imagined you would turn out to be the person that you became. I dream of you finding the love that you yearn for and are so desperately owed. You are remarkable.
Will, you are a force of nature and have given such strength to Ellie and to me. It’s possible that neither of us would have had the will to reach the end of this story without you. Your name is so apt. There is no stronger will than yours. For hundreds of years you have never strayed from your mission and your love for Ellie, despite so many heartbreaking lows. I’m glad I could give you what you needed in the end: love, family, and peace. I know you won’t waste a moment, because you of all people know how precious a moment is.
Ellie, you have my heart. I was barely twenty-two years old when you came into my life, pretty much just a kid, and together we grew up. We discovered who we are, who our real friends are, and we found our destinies. Neither of us is perfect and we both learned that it’s okay, that the only way to grow up and find ourselves is to sometimes stray—so long as we fight like wild horses for what we believe in. You have shown your power in battle and you’ve shown the strength in your heart. There’s so much of me in you and now there’s so much of you in me that I feel like I’m losing a sister. Love you, girl.
Sometimes I dream of you and where you are now after I finished our last page together. I know —and our readers know— that your stories aren’t finished. You have centuries of past history behind you and centuries of future journeys ahead of you. I may not have centuries ahead, but I have many future journeys. I’ll miss you all so much. Goodbye.
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