Ah, thank you so much! It means the world to me to hear this!
I think it’s been a minimum of two years I’ve had to sit on the reveals now. They really pulled together after Taken was finally finished. Celeste for a bit had two different possibilities for how she could go, though when I realized her full story, it all fell together and made sense.
She was never just a witch though. Not even the day I started writing Brothers Apart.
Her full backstory wasn’t completed until after Brothers Consulted was moving along. Not because I didn’t know what it was, distantly, but because up until then it was some ‘she started her experiments in Britain and then moved elsewhere’ because I wanted the original discovery of the ‘borrowers’ to line up with the books that were written there. Once BC started, again the story fell together like it was meant to be.
For a wee tidbit, Celeste isn’t the only witch of the multiverse, and there are two linked specifically to her. The first shows up briefly in her backstory, and the second won’t show up for some time in a future story. The three of them will complete the Chaos alignment– Chaotic evil, Chaotic neutral, Chaotic good, and they’re certainly going to throw the world for a spin if they ever land in the same room at once.