This was actually very last minute. We suddenly realised there was no title. All this time we'd just been calling the manuscript Mythil. Ameena, the publisher, asked me to think of some good titles and I think I came up with a short list but nothing seemed right.
One was Mythil and the Yakas. But that spoilt the element of surprise - it told you up front that the story would have real yakas in it.
Another was Mythil and the Masked Ones but of course that was far too long and obscure.
Then I hit upon Mythil's Secret. It was short and sweet and was in keeping with the 'mysterious' element of Eranga's fantastic cover design. Ameena loved it. I loved it. And that's how the title came about!
3 months ago