I see it as a tragedy for the Fairy Kingdom in that not enough was done to prevent the defection. I can understand only too well why Eileen thought she was being used and her protests at magical power abuse were spot on. What worries me still now is that she was not listened to back then and the Queen should have listened and acted. Subsequent events prove that Eileen was right.
You refer to what happened to Brankaresh?
Yes. It is interesting that nobody has complained about what happened to him. Even Eileen's harshest critics (and as you are aware I have been one of them) accept that in this case, she was right to take the tough line. The very tough line. Brankaresh was becoming a threat and needed stopping.
The Queen has been prepared to accept Eileen's half-human daughter, Jennifer, if it means the Fairy Kingdom gets Eileen back. Do you agree with that position?
No. Eileen has carved out a new life for herself, the girl herself has her own husband and baby to consider and we in the Fairy Kingdom need to accept we lost someone who had served us well. The least we can do now is leave her to enjoy her new life in peace. If Eileen is big enough to help us on those occasions when we could do with her help, she should be honoured for it. It means the Queen will have to eat humble pie, so I do not expect anything to happen here.