Are you ready to hear me rave about yet another book? Well, it doesn't matter if you're ready or not, because I will. I have a reason, because it's cover reveal time for this amazing book. First, let me introduce to you the author of said awesome book: Kendra E. Ardnek. You may remember her from when she visited promoting the latest Bookania book.
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, knittedbygodsplan.blogspot.com.
I have a bit of an interview with Kendra and the two main characters of Water Princess, Fire Prince, Clara and Andrew. I beta read the book, and I can tell you it's fantastic. Like, I pull it out several times a week to reread my favorite parts. Like, my sister's tired of me saying how awesome it is. Like, I have to get the paperback when it comes out.
So here's the interview:
Clara: What do you think makes your friend think you like redheads?
I wish I knew. To my knowledge, I have said - done nothing that would indicate that I like redheads over other hair colors. I think she does it just to get me annoyed, because that's Kath for you. My current guess is that she dreamed it, because it started right after she survived a really bad accident last year.
Andrew: Do you enjoy helping to raise your brothers?
Well, that's complicated. On one hand, I enjoy seeing them grow up, being there for them, but the truth is, I'm still just a teenage boy myself. I've been pretty much the adult in the house since I we lost our mother when I was twelve, since my dad's the absentminded professor. I love them, but there are days I wish I could just leave it behind and be myself, be a kid and do normal teenage things.
Kendra: What inspired Clara and Andrew's personalities and the way they get along (or, well, often don't get along)?
That was ... five years ago, and I don't remember all of the nuances and little details that grew into the Clara and Andrew I know today. I know a lot of it was my mom - I had brought the story idea to her, and, as is her wont, she ran with the idea and helped me turn into into a story.
I think a lot of it started from the question "what would they least expect?" and it just grew from there.
And now the cover:
Isn't it cool? I think it looks cool. The story that will be inside is even cooler, though. :D
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.
It's already available for pre-order on kindle!
And you can read chapter one of Part One and chapter one of Part Two already and meet Clara and Andrew!
Excited yet? I certainly am. Water Princess, Fire Prince comes out August 31!