What’s your best book?
Again, that’s a matter of definition. Personally I’d say Redliners, but that’s not a book for everybody. It’s a very tough story about war and redemption. With the Lightnings–a space opera–and the Isles Series, my Tolkienesque fantasies, have characters that more people are going to find attractive. I think maybe writing Redliners did something positive for me. At any rate, it probably isn’t chance that the books I’ve written after that one are–I won’t say softer, exactly, but peopled with characters who haven’t done so many things that they can’t forgive themselves for.