This is my introduction to a new style of interview. Rather than question the author or their characters, I thought... why not ask the book?! Surely it knows itself better than anyone? So I provide authors with a list of potential questions (along with explanations), they choose a few to answer and then take on the personality of their book! (Uh, any name suggestions are so welcome. I can't think of anything!)
Prophecy by Ellen Oh
Prophecy by Ellen Oh
The greatest warrior in all of the Seven Kingdoms… is a girl with yellow eyes.
Kira’s the only female in the king’s army, and the prince’s bodyguard. She’s a demon slayer and an outcast, hated by nearly everyone in her home city of Hansong. And, she’s their only hope…
Murdered kings and discovered traitors point to a demon invasion, sending Kira on the run with the young prince. He may be the savior predicted in the Dragon King Prophecy, but the missing treasure of myth may be the true key. With only the guidance of the cryptic prophecy, Kira must battle demon soldiers, evil shaman, and the Demon Lord himself to find what was once lost and raise a prince into a king.
Intrigue and mystery, ancient lore and action-packed fantasy come together in this heart-stopping first book in a trilogy.
I am so, so excited to kick things off with a very special book making it's debut on January 2nd 2013. Please welcome the violent, yet tender, and amazingly badass PROPHECY to the blog!
What do you look for in a reader, Prophecy?Well, I look for a reader who can accept the violence inherent in my nature and still weep at the sad parts.
Are you a trend-setter or do you follow the crowd?Oh I am most definitely an original. There’s never before been a YA fantasy set in ancient Korea and published in the US. And I even have some amazing scenes that are taken right from Korean history. Brilliant stuff really, if I do say so myself.
What's your favourite song/music?That crazy author kept blasting Evanescence every time we got to a battle scene. Gave me such a headache. I much preferred when she played the Last of the Mohicans soundtrack although that one violin song would make me dizzy when she had it on repeat 10 times in a row!
Are you an animal lover? (eg, does the book have any notable animals)I love dogs. Particularly Jindo who is the best dog in the world, in my opinion. My brother, Warrior (the sequel), has a very strange affinity for foxes. Particularly kumihos (nine-tailed fox demons). But that is a story for another day!
Your most treasured possession?The tidal stone, of course! I wear it proudly on my cover! It has the power to control the seas and even more! But you need to read me to find out what else it can do!
Your race - Books - are generally conceived from a human's mind. But if books bred like humans, who would your parents be?I’m not a purebred. I’m a muggle. You see my mother was the great Lord of the Rings book, but she got bored with all those other stuffy British classics. So she headed east and had numerous affairs with several Movies, including but not limited to Jet Li’s Hero, House of Flying Daggers, and the Seven Samurai. Quite frankly, I’m not sure who my father was…
Does it make you uncomfortable to think readers may be caught licking your cover?I’m a very misunderstood cover. Some people think I’m wearing an apple or a cherry while others recognize the priceless nature of the brilliant ruby that adorns me. They covet it’s beauty and power, but beware of getting too close or my dragon might bite you!
Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy life to chat with us, Prophecy! And I must add, I think your author, Ellen, is AMAZING and talented and friendly and you're so lucky to share such a special bond with her!
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If you're an author and interested in me chatting with your fabulous book, feel free to shoot me an email! I'll send you a list of potential questions to choose from and you answer using whatever personality you adapt for your book. Fun!