Sooooo. Not that this is a spoiler or anything, but I do have a certain…tendency in my writing.
Question 111: How do you (or would you) feel when you kill a main character?
First, I laugh maniacally. Second, I think of how my beta readers (and then my actual readers) will take it. Then I laugh maniacally again, while trying to figure out how best to defend myself from irate friends/coworkers/fans. …Seriously, I kill a lot of characters.
That said, I hate nothing more than a pointless death, even if pointlessness is a large part of realism. And while I also hate the trope of people coming back from the dead all willy-nilly like in the superhero comics of yesteryear, death on Halci isn’t always as permanent as it looks — what with the skinchangers’ spirits, the elementals’ primordials and the wraiths’ bodiless immortality, among other things. So death is an ending, but it’s not always The End.