Wow! I didn't see that coming!
The book took a surprising turn - yes, even for me - and it's absolutely perfect.
All the clues were there from the previous books, and in trying to wrap all the plot points, this one came out of the blue. It's right for the book, for the characters, and just a little bit... okay, a lot brutal.
I guess this twist has been simmering away in the back of my mind for three years, since I wrote the first three books for Nano. But, wow, I am such a bad person for putting my characters through this.
I wonder how it will end? Time to find out...