Tuesday, January 4, 2011
"Sin Catenas" was written for FOUR MOONS OF DARKOVER, published in 1988. Marion based casta (the language spoken by the Comyn) on Spanish, and my B.A. is in Romance Languages, so I took her phrase for formal marriage, di catenas, and changed the starting preposition to sin, which is the Spanish word for without. The idea for the story came from a brief mention in FORBIDDEN TOWER of Lady Crystal Castamir, whose husband forced her to foster all of his bastard children. I suspect that this might be rather annoying to a legitimate daughter.
"Sin Catenas" is available for Kindle and Nook and from Fictionwise.