Saturday, September 5, 2015

Water Princess, Fire Prince release party – Interview with Lord Abraham.

Lord Abraham is one of the characters from Water Princess, Fire Prince, my friend Kendra E. Ardnek's new book. I had the pleasure of interviewing him:

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself, Lord Abraham! What do you lord over?

I am the Lord of Lower Klarand. Klarand is the largest island in Rizkaland, and I hold sway over about a quarter of it.

2. Your son Karlos is a fairly prominent character in the book. Can you tell us a little bit about the rest of your family? Your wife? Do you have any other children?

My first wife, Hannah, Karlos's mother, died when he was just a baby. I was tied to her younger sister, Winona, shortly thereafter so that Lower Klarand might have a Lady, since my father died shortly after. We now have a daughter named Iska.

3. You pulled the Fire Prince out of the Firefall. What was going though you head as you did so? Did you think he looked and acted as a Fire Prince should, or did you have some doubts?

It happened rather quickly, so I really didn't have time to think. The boy just shot out of RiFi, and so I automatically caught him and pulled him to the bank.

I'll admit that he didn't fit our preconceived image of the Fire Prince, and he seemed less than willing to do what was asked of him. I had my doubts at moments, but I could see that he was a young man with his head on his shoulder. I hardly blamed him for not loving this world when he'd only just came here, especially when he was ripped unexpectedly from his own.

5. What did you think of the Water Princess when you first met her?

Truth be told, I realized who she was the moment I met her. The way she carried herself, as though she was taller than she was, as though she expected the world to fall to her bidding as a matter of course, and yet no malice in her. The otherworldly sparkle to her eye.

"Here's the girl who will lead us against the Dragon," I thought. "And I pity the Dragon."

6. What is your favorite thing to do when you have some time off?

To be honest, I get very little actual time off, but when I do, I prefer to use it in study or in nature, or in teaching my son the power and wonder of Alphego.

7. Klarand and nearby Rizkaland are very colorful places. What is your favorite color?

A rich dark blue, the color of the sky just before the stars come out.

Thanks for the interview, Lord Abraham!  

Book Description:
When the Lady Dragon does come,
Hold fast, do not fear, do not run.
Your Water Princess will fight,
Fire Prince will set all to right.
Each shall come from a Fall,
Their union will save you all.

Despite the fact that she's on track for competing in the Olympics, and he's practically raised his younger brothers since they lost their mom in a car accident, Clara Mandras and Andrew Stevenson are pretty much normal teens. They have normal hopes, normal dreams, and they live in a normal world.
All this is torn away from them when they are thrust into another world and declared Water Princess and Fire Prince. With no experience ruling a country, meeting each other for the first time, and being expected to fight the Lady Dragon – an evil sorceress plaguing the world of Rizkaland – Clara and Andrew are underprepared and inexperienced. Unless they learn to work together despite their standing opposition, Rizkaland's hope will be lost.

What is to come will change their lives forever.

Author Bio:
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,

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  1. Awesome interview! I enjoyed hearing from Lord Abraham!
    I just realized, also: considering the crazy colors of the rest of Rizkaland, it's kind of amazing that the sky is indeed blue.

    1. Yeah, it is amazing, isn't it?

      Although, since writing this interview, I since learned that Rizkaland doesn't have stars... and completely forgot how Abraham answered that last question. So...

    2. Because Amber has them all in a chest in her study.

  2. "...And I pity the dragon." This is hilarious!

  3. No stars...oh. Well, perhaps he was speaking as though the stars would come out, forgetting for a moment that the legends that he'd heard were not in the present.

    "Here's the girl who will lead us against the Dragon," I thought. "And I pity the Dragon." YES. I love that. You should have put it in the book, Kendra!

    Awesome interview, Abbey!

    1. Or maybe he meant the moon.

      I don't know why, but Clara's initial impressions just inspire poetry from the nobility of Klarand.

  4. Yes, it should have been in the book.

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