Hunting Ground was a very fun book to write. Usually I play with the underpowered characters, those whose lives don't determine the fate of kingdoms. That way, if I screw up, I don't have the whole population of imaginary universes mad at me
Bran's decision to make the werewolves publicly affects weres all over the world, and not all of them are happy about it. Naturally, there has to be a meeting (The first rule of bureaucracy is that there always has to be a meeting.) In this case a meeting between lots of alpha werewolves. Who don't much like one another. All posturing for political advantage. The more I thought about it, the more convinced I became that the situation called for an extra-heavy helping of my favorite myths, a bit of Arthurian legend, and at least one gray lord. I threw all of these wonderfully volatile ingredients into the kettle, then turned up the heat with a cackle laugh of anticipation.
Actually, like most volatile mixtures, this one blew up a couple of times while I was writing it. However, with a bit of perseverance, and a little luck it all cooked up nicely. I hope you enjoy the results. Don't mind my missing eyebrows, I'm sure they'll grow back!