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Let's Hear From the Tree of Matchsticks POVs ...

In celebration of the release of Tree of Matchsticks in just six days, I’ve put together some quotes and short captions to let you in on the mindsets of our three favorite POVs in this final instalment of this cycle. Read on to hear from The Collector, Isaline, and Jack! ⛏♟

Step from the shore ... 🌬

As his urge to breathe grows—and the hints of a past he never wanted to remember nudge at him—the Collector has to make a choice.

Move forward into a future he can’t predict? Or try to go back to normal?

In 𝘛𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘴, there are lives on the line, and the Collector’s most valued friendship is breaking. For him, learning the difference between running away and moving forward has never been so dangerous.

Especially when everything inside him is screaming for air.

Envision the sky ... 🌙

[cw: claustrophobia] When I was a kid, our elementary school classroom took a field trip down into a mine. They strapped tiny, kid-sized headlamps onto my friends and I, ushered us onto the lift, and underground we went.

I remember looking up and watching the top of the mine shaft get smaller and smaller, and then eventually disappear into the shadows. The smell of sulfur was overwhelming, and so was the closeness. Even little me felt claustrophobic shuffling through the tunnels.

My family wasn’t big on camping growing up, so when the tour guides had all of us turn off our headlamps for a few seconds, that was my first time seeing 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭 darkness. Real no-streetlamps, no-stars, no-moon, under-the-ground darkness.

Memories from that field trip were crucial to my writing of Isaline’s thoughts as she’s travelling through Benemourne’s Adrudian mine in 𝘛𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘴. It wouldn’t take me long to try and envision being in the open air again. ⛅️

Time folds in ... ⏳

Have you ever had a 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 strong sense of déjà vu? So strong you’ve been sure that this exact moment has a doppelgänger somewhere in the past … somewhere you’ve forgotten?

In 𝘛𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘴, Jack’s having visions—finally—yet they’re not the visions he expected. Pockets of time in his lost expedition are coming back, but far too many memories are wrapped up with Jack’s Treasurehunting rival for his liking. And too many of them are giving him this feeling of 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴, the feeling that he’s been here before, and that this road is leading him somewhere dangerous …

Tree of Matchsticks will be available everywhere ebooks are sold on November 30th, 2021!

Find more information on Part 3 of the House of Matchsticks series here.

Happy reading!

-Elisa

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