Dominion’s End Volume 5: Zhanjiang Garrison
Original novel in Chinese by: 御我 (Yu Wo)
Afterword—translated by Simone (proofread by Arcedemius; C/E edited by lucathia)
The Dominion’s End series has been one of the greatest challenges in my writing career, probably because of the broad setting and the large number of characters. I have to keep close track of all the powers, characters, relationships, and the developments of each of those. On top of that, I have to make the whole situation clear to all readers within the constraints of first-person narration. This is really a big challenge.
The way the characters influence each other is another challenge.
The rebirth of Jiang Shuyu is completely like the idiom, “pull one hair and move the entire body,” or like the Western expression of the butterfly effect. The changes he made to the situation are so great that even Jiang Shuyu himself cannot fully comprehend them. He can guess he changed the fate of the Jiang family, the fate of the Jiang Dominion, but he couldn’t have guessed he would influence even the Jin family.