The End (of Phantasmic Wars)

I’m one of those people who doesn’t like when a book ends. It’s hard to say goodbye to the characters I’ve grown to love.

You know what I found out? It’s hard as the writer, too.

Finishing the Phantasmic Wars series was more bittersweet than I had imagined it would be. Don’t get me wrong, writing The Return to Phantasmagoria was fun. It might have been my favorite book to write out of the whole series. But writing the ending brought up a lot more emotions than I had imagined it would.

The characters (Tom, Katie, Chad, Sharice, Melissa, Mr. Blackburn, Morgrim, Mrs. Taylor, the list goes on and on…) were like old friends, and writing the ending for them (as much as I loved the ending) was like writing goodbye.

Confession: I’m not planning on writing any more books about these characters. But I might return to Phantasmagoria myself with other characters someday.

For now, I’ve left Phantasmagoria behind and am now working on a standalone fantasy novel, which has its own unique characters and setting. I can’t wait to share more about that soon!

Until then, I hope you enjoy the Phantasmic Wars series. I’d love to hear which book is your favorite!

~El Holly

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