Sometimes when I'm writing, I feel unable to convey the emotion of the situation. I just had a few characters die and it feels bland and empty. I have had plenty of emotional tension throughout the book, but I'm wondering how readers react to this? I remember when Mara Jade died, it really didn't feel that bad (Sacrifice). However, in Order 66, when Etain died I actually cried. Perhaps it's all a matter of the reader's personal attachment to the characters? Maybe I will gain more insight when I go back to revise my work.