Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My Kingdom for a Quest cover reveal!

My friend Kendra is revealing the cover of one of her upcoming books today! Yay! My Kingdom for a Quest will be the third in Kendra's Bookania series.

Author Person:
Kendra E. Ardnek loves fairy tales and twisting them in new and exciting ways.  She's been practicing her skills on her dozen plus cousins and siblings for years, "Finish your story, Kendra", is frequently heard at family gatherings.  Her sole life goal has always been to grow up and be an author of fantasy and children's tales that also glorify God and his Word. You can read more about her on her blog, Knitted by God's Plan.

And here's the cover! but first a back cover blurb:

Arthur is the rightful king of Briton, but his Uncle Mordreth refuses to give up the regency.   Arthur and Grandfather are now returning with allies to wrestle the kingdom from his uncle's grasp.  But not all is as it seems among his allies, and everyone has secrets.  New loves, old loves, lost loves, kingdoms conquered and kingdoms stolen.   Who is the real "rightful heir" and will the nearly forgotten sword in the stone finally answer this question?
Bask in the loveliness of this cover! It is gorgeous, isn't it? Kendra's covers are always wonderful—she's got talented, artistic cousins.

And now: Three Questions from Us to You.

How have you developed as a writer since beginning the Bookania Quests? 
I've gained confidence and a better feel for what works and what doesn't. I've been reading through the first book on my blog, and I'm frequently confronted by lines where I thought I was clever but ... I wasn't really. I've gained confidence in my ability to spin a story, and in letting Christ shine through my writing. I still have a long way to go, and in three years, I'll probably be looking back at Kingdom with a shake of my head and a what was I thinking, but as long as I'm always moving forward, that's what matters.

What can readers look forward to in the future from the land of Bookania and your writing in general?
Well, from Bookania, you can expect a lot more fairy tales, twists, and all around fun, and from my work in general, you should expect a lot of complicated plots. Eventually, you will learn that everything I've written is connected at some level.
It is my current plan to release the first book of another of my series, Water Princess, Fire Prince of the Rizkaland Legends, sometime this late summer/early fall. I'm really looking forward to that, since it's been one of my favorite books to write. 

Would you ever stick a prince's sword in the ceiling (or whatever happens to be above you), or are you more the embroidery/sewing type?
If I knew how, I'd probably be the one throwing swords into the ceiling ... but I don't. I have done a few embroidery projects in my life, but not to the extent that Robert does. I'm more of a knitter. And my weapon of choice is the big stick. (The technical term is quarterstaff, but big stick is more fun to say).
Thank you for letting me be a part of your cover reveal, Kendra!
Live long and prosper. 

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Link to Sew, it's a Quest, book one:

Link to Do You Take This Quest, book two:

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