Because Darrak grew up here and knew nothing about Dragonath for nearly the first twenty years of his life, I wanted to show the struggle he comes to face with deciding where he truly belongs.
He comes to learn about the intricacies of Dragonath very quickly, but although he's the rightful heir to the throne, he doesn't truly belong among the people on Dragonath. He's an outsider and fears he always will be. Yet, at the same time, he doesn't truly belong on Earth any longer. He's seen and experienced things that no one here can begin to imagine, let alone comprehend. He's grown beyond the confines of his home but doesn't fully belong in those of his new home. He's caught in the vortex between two worlds, neither of which he feels will every truly accept him for who and what he is.
The personal struggle evolves more in Awakening and will continue and come to a climax in Call To War. I wanted my readers to become intimately familiar with Darrak's inner conflict and follow him along as he battles the demons inside of him and comes to figure out the answer to the question that continually haunts him.
Where is home?