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Alex from Sarasota wrote on July 20, 2020:
Hi Bruce I just finished Goblins on the Prowl!! Goblins in the castle was one of my favorite books besides your skull of truth growing up, and I didn't know there was a sequel until this last year! I just wanted to know if you were thinking about doing another goblins book? I would love to see more of their adventures I loved the sequel! You made this 30 year old feel like she was ten again! Thank you for your stories they help keep me forever young! I re read the skull of truth probably once a year at least thank you so much for all you and your wife do!
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Alex -

I can't tell you how much this message delighted me. GOBLINS IN THE CASTLE is a personal favorite of mine, and I had high hopes for the sequel when it came out. Alas, despite good reviews, it got almost no traction. (I suspect the new cover treatments were part of the problem.) So it's great to hear from a solid fan of the original that PROWL lived up to your expectations. I had soooo much fun writing it - especially writing about Bwoonhiwda!

I'm also glad to know that SKULL has stayed with you for all these years. Though not the most popular of my books, I think that in literary terms (character development, layers of plot, etc.) it might be the best writing I ever did.

Many thanks for taking the time to write to me. As you can see, your message was most appreciated!