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You've been waiting patiently for Jonathan Auxier's Q&A for weeks, and now your patience will be rewarded. Ready to hear what Jonathan has to say about The Burning Tide? Then read on, Greencloaks, but beware: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS!

 

Q: First things first: Why did Shane have to die?!

A: Some very passionate readers have been upset by Shane’s death in the story--and I get it! For those that cried while reading the end of The Burning Tide, you should know that I cried while writing it ... it was not pretty!. The truth is, Shane's path was set in motion long motion before he set foot on the Place of Desolation. Readers may have forgiven Shane for his past sins as the Devourer, but he had never truly forgiven himself. Shane understood that his sacrifice was the only way to make amends for the terrible things he’d done in the past. The Spirit Animals series is about heroes, and heroes are defined by the sacrifices they make.

 

Q: Why didn't you let Abeke tell Shane that she forgave him?

A: This is a complicated question, and I suppose it is because if Abeke and Shane had shared a proper goodbye, then it would have been too "neat" ... the perfect end to an epic relationship. Life, however, is rarely neat--it is messy and confusing and people don't always get a chance to say the things they should say. Abeke is now someone who will always be haunted by her inability to reconcile with Shane, and that sort of regret is a part of growing up. 

 

Q: How do you feel about killing off Zerif? Was it satisfying to see the main antagonist defeated?

A: Anyone who knows me knows that I looooooovve killing off villains! So yes, it was a blast. But even as I was writing that sequence, I couldn't help but feel a tiny bit bad for Zerif. He was, after all, just another pawn of the Wyrm.

 

Q: How does Conor feel about almost hurting his friends while he was possessed by the Wyrm?

A: Conor is sort of the heart of the team--he is naturally kind in a way I really admire. All of this made it even more painful when a possessed Conor turned on Meilin and Takoda. I suspect it will take him a very long time to forgive himself for what he did while under the power of the Wyrm. 

 

Q: How was the snare connected from the Sadre to the Redcloak base?

A: Ancient Hellans constructed a hollow tunnel that ran straight through the center of the world to from one end of the world to another--exactly on the axis of the world. Doing so, they were able to harness the power of Erdas's rotation to construct the snare ... and it's a lucky thing they did! 

 

Q: Who was your favorite character in the book to write for?

A: Is it weird if I say I loved writing for the Wyrm? 

 

Q: What was your favorite chapter to write in the book?

A: Without question, my favorite chapter was the prologue where I got to write Kovo before he became a Great Beast. I like exploring the ways in which characters we perceive as being purely evil are actually more complex and sympathetic. 

 

Q: What is your main source of inspiration?

A: Books! I read a lot, and with every new book I read, I'm looking for things that I can learn and apply to my own writing. All my other novels--Peter Nimble, Sophie Quire, The Night Gardener were all deeply inspired by my favorite books I read when I was younger. 

 

Q: And the most important question of all: Conor/Abeke or Shane/Abeke?

A: I'm going to cheat and say Abeke/Uraza. I think before Abeke is ready for any relationship, she needs to set things right with her spirit animal.

 

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FIRST!!! OMG OMG THATS MY RECORD!!!

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Oh my, I have no idea what to say about this. But one of my questions still wasn't answered, and it was this: IS THE BURNING TIDE GOING TO BE THE LAST SPIRIT ANIMALS BOOK EVER???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nope! There r others coming out!

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Spirit Animals Team,

      

    Hi, I was just wondering if there are going to be any more books for Spirit Animals. I have thoroughly enjoyed the series and would be quite sad if there were never to be anymore books. I have heard many say that there will be more, but could you perhaps give me an estimated release date? Also, I was wondering if there were any updates for the upcoming movie. Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

 

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I wish you get a chance to write another book in the series. To wrap things up.

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Of course there's going to be more books. There's still money to be made off us.

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I feel seriously bad... I didn't shed a single tear when Shane died. Actually, I was kinda expecting it. 

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Welp thanks for answering the question of Coneke or Shaneke corectly. 

Who am I kidding that was not the best answer to give.

When I thought an author would choose Shaneke. But they don't. 

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Jonathan, do you ship Reilin (Rollan x Meilin) and/or Coneke (Conor x Abeke)?

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My question wasn't answered either

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So Shane isn't coming back?  I almost wish life/death wasn't so realistic on Erdas. But then if Shane came back then Tarik would have to come back, then Meilin's father, and Abeke's mom, and Reima, and Takoda's parents, and everyone else who died, then possibly Zerif, then (do I dare write it?) the Wyrm. So in the end it would all be for nothing. 

 

I hate my reasoning!!

 

And really? The last question? That's the most debatable subject on SAMB and you didn't answer!

 

Although, I do understand your answer Mr. Auxier, and I agree with it. 

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The only thing I can say after reading this is I feel "complete."

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Coolioooo! 

 

Tho mine wasn't answered.. Oh well!

 

Thanks Mr. Auxier!

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Where did the Wyrm come from, excactly? (Sorry if it sounds dumb, I haven't read much of the books yet)

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Hey everybody! I'm glad you all are enjoying Jonathan's author Q&A, and I know some of you are upset that your questions weren't answered, but there are always more Q&A's down the line, so hang tight to your questions and maybe they'll get answered next time!

 

As far as the question of The Burning Tide being the last Spirit Animals book, I can tell you all that there are still FOUR MORE Spirit Animal books coming your way!

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Yay! I've been waiting for this for a long time! So happy someone of things I wanted to know were answered by the author! Thank you!

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No. That will never fix my sadness at Shane's death. He was so important, and I had a future for Shabeke! ;_;

Darth Vader, for example, was a death that I understood. There was a solid reason- his love for his son- plus, he was dying anyway. I think the book jumped out a bit with Shane's sudden love for Abeke, really. Also, despite how good Shane tries to be, there's always going to be that one part of him that's selfish. It should have been written in a way to increase Abeke and Uraza's bond by Abeke convincing her to snap out of it long enough to reach safety. Then Shane would be alive, Uraza would be okay and still pure of heart because she hadn't killed innocent Shane, and maybe he died later from wounds or something, but he would tell Abeke his feelings for her. They both deserve that.

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When I first finished this book I felt a little sad, I found it really enjoyable and it was over. I was also sad bout Shane's untimely demise, I knew it was coming t some point, I'm sure a lot of us knew. But after reading the reason as to why it had happened, and the answers to all the questions, I feel a lot better now. I'm glad that we were able to have some of our questions answered. Thank you.

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It was kind of obvious Shane liked Abeke from the beginning. 

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Yeah, but it was really put out there in the Burning Tide when it was sorta quiet before.

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               OK, so i know that you have already answered the questions; but i have to ask these questions. Number one, it is clearly stated throughout  ' Fall of the Beasts '  that Shane had crocodile scales. If this is true, and crocodiles are nearly impossible to badly injure, how did he die so easily? I have to admit that soo many things are strange about the death scene, that i actually think he might still be alive. Number two, there's one part in the death scene where Shane comes out of no where and saves Abeke. In this scene, he has on his mask. However, at the end, when Abeke runs 

up to him, his mask is gone. Why? The book never mentions it falling off.

               P.S. You never answered the question about his really being dead straight. You just said "his path" was planned. Why not his death? Is he still alive?

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@opalbulldog- we are conquerers, redcloaks, greencloaks, and citizens of Erdas and Sadre, not only greencloaks. Anyway, will Auxier answer more questions?

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if Tahlia survived Maya's explosion in the battle for the Crystal Polar bear, is there a possibility my father Zerif is still alive?????

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 I'm glad that some our questions were finally answered! This made my day! But...while I've now seen Shane's death given an explanation...I feel...I don't know...I guess I feel...resigned. I'll definitely still be looking forward to see what happens next in the SA series and I understand that it seems like he died but Shane's still my favorite male Spirit Animals character, and I don't think I'll ever be able to get rid of the dim hope that he's still alive somehow. He's gotten enhanced strength and altered physical features thanks to his Bile spirit animal(The crocodile Grav) so I still can't help hoping and wondering if he survived the bite from Uraza. It wouldn't be impossible. What happened to his body after his death wasn't specified, and he died not long before The Evertree was healed and started emanating more life energy...so while part me is trying to move past this...well...I'm crossing my fingers that we'll be given a miracle in the last four books and that Shane will be alive and that Shaneke could still happen. (I know..I'm way too hopeful for my own good.) But besides the things relating to Shane I think I got some answers that I don't really have to many questions for and even though the Shane questions gave me a few more questions and made me a bit sad, they still gave me a little it of peace and I'm grateful for that. Thank you Mr. Auxier for answering most of our questions and giving us The Burning Tide! I'll always love the book(even if it broke my heart and made me shed a few tears) I hope we get to see more of your work!

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Dear Mr.Auxier,

     Will you ask the spirit animals group to write another series, about maybe a new, more despicable villan? Thanks!

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Srry Lisa, I didn't Star you. I stared Jon!

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I would like to ask them something completely unrelated to this...

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Oh i just realized this. What happened to Olvan? Abeke shot him in the shoulder but there was no mention of him in the Burning Tide...

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MY QUESTION WAS ANSWERED (and the thing where I type my reply is glitching. I can't change the color, font, or anything.
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MY QUESTION WAS ANSWERED (and the thing where I type my reply is glitching. I can't change the color, font, or anything.)

 

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(the bug was fixed 0.5 seconds ago)

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Thank you SO MUCH, Admin Lisa and Mr. Auxier! I'm happy my burning questions got answered. Can't wait for FotB #5 :D

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