These characters are introduced and end up together in Book IV: The Distant Isles of the Dark Seas. What do you think brings them together, and what has happened in their lives before that?
Iskandir is an elf from one of the outer islands of the Dragon Isles, and Emrys is a full-blooded faerie. He happens to really enjoy apples– typical for a doctor, I suppose, but it wasn’t a conscious decision. Still, it works out, and it balances with his love of sweets, which he readily shares with Iskandir.