I drew a blank. I hadn’t thought about a moral to give the story. It was good, clean, fun writing for me. My answer was that of a stupid, blind-sighted, inexperienced author. I told her that there was no moral. It was just fun and adventure. Her look was; “What are they allowing authors to publish these days?” And she turned and left.
I want to right this mistake. She might never read this blog, but I will be more at peace. The book has so many morals! I just didn’t look for them, or even register that I was adding them to my book. The characters evolve, learning trust and cherishing virtue. They learn to forgive. They are true to what they believe, and most of all, it is that good conquers all. (Cliché, I know, but true!)