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It would not be fully truthful to say that the author was challenged to write a genre-bending mystery after losing an argument with ducks about the inevitability of violence. But it wouldn’t be fully false either.
O'Brien, a somewhat optimistic rurally-raised resident of a US city infamous for its violence and hopelessness, decided to test a theory. After inventing a country devoted entirely to fairness and peace, she added characters that had to abide by the framework of their culture. They were given horrors that plague real people and were allowed to respond as they saw fit. They had only to be true to their culture, retain essential elements of modern humanity, and be charming when not dealing with threats that could potentially end the world as they knew it.
After four books, they felt they had fully addressed the most essential questions of suffering, violence, love, and happiness, and still retain their sense of humor. And did they? That’s for you and the ducks to decide. The books have earned a Rat of Approval I'm Okay award, of which the author is prodigiously proud.
And why aren't there four books listed here on Smashwords? There will be soon. They're undergoing formatting and revision tweaks and will be released in the coming months, along with a free guide to the Sanctuary world and its cast of characters. In fact, those who list any of their books in their Smashwords library can get a coupon for another in the series simply by contacting the author and asking for one.