Here it is, just like I promised! You guys rang in with some awesome questions about my first book, and here are the answers to them!
1. What is the book about?
Boiled down, this book is about a teenage girl whose ordinary, unimportant life quickly turns extraordinary.
2. Is this story on planet Earth or on a made up planet?
The characters live in a fictitious world called Lumin, which is not its own planet. Like Middle Earth or Narnia, it lies in the realm of imagination.
3. Where will she (Arith) go?
She must travel (on foot, very perilous) to another province in Lumin to join up with an organization of people who are on her side.
4. Is there a plot twist?
Depends on how you define plot twist, but I feel that this story is mainly just full of didn’t-see-that-coming moments.
5. Are there any animals or pets in the story?
Yes, there are! Shadow the cat and Banya the dog are the main two. Horses also take part because they are the only transportation Lumin knows (so far). There is also a creature that looks something like this . . .
It may look sort of cute in this picture, but don’t let that fool you. It’s really quite terrifying.
6. Is there a happy ending?
I feel like it ends on a pleasant note, so yes. 🙂
7. Does anyone die?
Obviously I don’t want to give away too much, but let’s just say that not everyone who is alive at the beginning of the book is still alive at the end of it.
8. Do you have a character that mimicks your personality?
Of course, all of the characters have aspects of my personality incorporated into them. But as far as the one who is the most like me, it’s kind of hard to say. My friend told me Arith reminds her of me, so I’m going with what she said. Although in some instances Arith is nothing like me. She’s super brave, strong, independent, and not a little intimidating sometimes. My family tells me I am like a chipmunk when it gets angry.
9. Is there a romantic subplot?
Not in this one, no, but it does hint that there may be in the next book. However, though romance isn’t a factor, there are certain characters who are very ship-able. There doesn’t have to be obvious romance for you to ship characters. There just has to be chemistry. 😉
10. Is it a heart pounding book?
Yes. There is lots of action and edge-of-your-seat scenes.
11. Are there lots of cliffhangers?
12. Does she (Arith) have allies?
Arith is fortunate to have three very loyal allies with her on her journey. One is Halas, her friend. One is Tholf, the man who saved her life when she was a baby. The third is a special agent from the organization dedicated to the finding and protecting of Khor’s opponent. Besides these, Arith can usually find people who are ready to help her wherever she goes. Someone always comes through when she’s in a bind.
13. Does Arith gather a posse along the way?
The only posse she has is the one she starts out with.
14. How will she destroy this worker of dark magic?
At the risk of giving away too much, I’ll just vaguely state that Arith is gifted with more powers than everyone else.
15. What are Arith’s mad skills?
She’s good at sword fighting, archery, getting lost, and throwing fireballs at people.
16. What is Khor’s problem?
Bottom line, he’s vengeful, ambitious, and doesn’t know when to quit. I know. He’s super annoying. But also scary. He’s not just a cartoon villain.
17. Is Arith an only child?
18. Will anyone be travelling to space?
Nope. Perhaps in another book.
19. Is Arith human?
You might say a human with . . . special abilities.
20. How many dwarves and elves are in this book?
21. Is the terrain treacherous?
The terrain is not something they’re worried about.
22. Will they find treasure?
Ehhhh . . . no.
23. Is there a sad incident?
24. Will kingdoms unite?
That remains to be seen.
25. How does the story make the reader feel?
I hope it makes them feel good, like it does for me. I hope it makes them believe in the underdog. I hope that after reading it they want to go on an adventure. 🙂
That’s the end of the Q&A! I hope you had fun and I hope I answered all your questions well. I’d like to thank everyone who took part in it. Your participation is much appreciated!
Now I have a question about my book for all of you . . . .
Would you read it?
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