First off, I’ve started putting up Character Profiles for major characters. I will warn that some of this could be considered spoilers, and as I add characters that appear later in the books, the chances of spoilers skyrockets. So proceed down the link with caution.
I’ve also noticed something common in reviews, of at least a few people stating they want to see more of Phynis and Sistina, and have less time spent on other characters. I hear what you’re saying, and want to take a moment to explain why I chose the storytelling route I did.
The vast difference between most books I’ve read and Ancient Ruins is that Sistina is a fortress. She’s immobile, and unlike most heroes she doesn’t move around. This means that if I want to avoid events from coming literally out of nowhere, I have to put in other perspectives. However, it’s also quite possible and likely that I went overboard on the other viewpoints. In Spells of Old I am going to attempt to fix that, which means that I’m going to have to go back and go into more depth about Sistina and Phynis. I’m not going to remove what I’ve written in Ancient Ruins, nor am I going to cut back on letting people see what’s happening in the world around Sistina’s Dungeon (I have to come up with a better name than that), but I’ll try to put more in to help bring my two favorite characters into sharper perspective.
Finally, this story belongs to Sistina. It was Sistina who sneaked up on me when I was preparing for Nanowrimo 2016, interrupted my planning for a historical fantasy novel, and took my brain hostage until I caved and began to write for her. This is the story of Sistina, Phynis, and any lovers they choose to take. Everything else is secondary to me.
And yes, I put it in the Lesbian Fantasy category for a reason. Neither of them are going to end up in a relationship with a guy.