“I heard that Laughlin took three years to write Sacrifices For Kingdoms, but many more researching it. I’m not surprised. After reading Elizabeth’s speech, I attempted to do some research of my own, the cynic in me wanted corroboration. I could not travel like she did but I spent weeks in the library, Barnes and Noble, and the internet. It was difficult to find, but it was there, in bits and pieces, all over the place, and often hidden in ambiguity as though the information should not be revealed. I thank Laughlin for taking the trouble in digging it out and exposing it in such a subtle but beautifully written way.”