Yes, Amanda's death was terrible. It was supposed to be terrible.
You have no one but yourself to blame since I strongly disliked the character then you wrote her so I liked her.
That's terrible and shame on you.
Re: the Cooperative....I didn't actually destroy them...The Caeliar absorbed them in Destiny...all but the 47 who chose to remain behind to care for the children. As to them being rushed off the stage...well, not every plot that is introduced is resolved entirely in every book I write. This happens for a lot of reasons...usually because I know where it's going eventually and I am as certain as it is possible to be that I will have the opportunity later to complete it. Sometimes, it's just not possible to do everything in one book. This is one of those times.
I understand, I just felt that it was a lot of build-up and was privately hoping they still existed. Discovering they were the C-plot, so to speak, was sort of disappointing since I felt they'd be a big possible story and a tie-in to Destiny.
Thank you, anyway, for doing this book and I look forward to more of your works.