My two main characters are Jonah and Sparrow. They have only met once.  (I haven’t talked about Sparrow yet.) In Cost of Two Hands, Sparrow brings word to Greenhome that the Clowns are coming for their children. Jonah, though only a boy, devises a strategy to trap and defeat the Clowns with  the help of the Dragons, who Sparrow rides with. 

That is how they met.

In The Sparrow and the Star, their paths don’t cross. Jonah is back on the Streets. Sparrow has been kidnapped by the Clowns and taken to Metropolis-by-the-sea.  But, Jonah is never far from her mind. She has a gut feeling he will be the one to defeat the Clowns.