May 23, 2016
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Rise by Jennifer Anne Davis!
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The people of Nelebek live in fear of persecution from the evil Morlet, who reigns with a dark and destructive magic. The kingdom’s only hope lies with the Order of the Krigers—twelve warriors with mysterious powers linked to magical weapons.
For over a century, Morlet has been annihilating the Order, picking them off one by one. Eleven Krigers have been hunted down, tortured, and imprisoned in his dungeon. Now, only one remains.
Sixteen-year-old Kaia survives by keeping her head down and minding her own business. But when she finds herself in the middle of a public execution where the mysterious Morlet is in attendance, an odd compulsion she can’t resist comes over her.
Kaia looks into Morlet’s eyes.
Soon, an ancient power awakens and Kaia can no more blend into the scenery. Will she heed the call of the Krigers or will Morlet’s dark magic destroy the last of the Order?
Rise by Jennifer Anne Davis
Release Date: May 17, 2016
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Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)
16 yo girl discovers she’s the last member of an ancient organization destined to save the world.
What was your inspiration for writing this book? Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?
I wanted to write a story that takes place in a medieval world, but I wanted it to have magic. From there, I started dreaming up my characters. I knew I wanted to deal with a main character who isn’t royalty (since my other series center around this idea). Once I had an idea of who Kaia was, I started playing around with different situations and all of a sudden, a clear vision for the story took root and I wrote the book straight through.
Tell us about the main character(s).
Kaia is a sixteen-year-old girl. She is the twelfth and final Kriger (although she doesn’t know it when the book opens). Her father has trained her to fight her entire life. Kaia has lived a relatively sheltered life. Her mother died in childbirth. She is strong-willed, determined, and good person. Other important characters are Anders. He’s eighteen, an assassin, and Kaia drives him mad. Anders is good friends with Vidar who is twenty years old. He’s handsome, runs an organization to help the Krigers, and is overly arrogant and cocky. Last, we have the evil king, Morlet. He is nineteen, has penetrating blue eyes, and wields dark magic.
Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?
Yes! There are so many good parts, but I absolutely love the brothel scene. It’s so much fun to read how Kaia and Anders are acting verses what they are feeling on the inside. This is how the scene starts:
My eyes bulged. “Is this a brothel?” I asked, horrified.
Anders leaned down close to me. “It is,” he whispered in my ear, sending shivers down my spine. “And we just bedded. So I suggest you start playing the part, and lead me downstairs, woman.” He swatted my bottom.
Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing? If so, why?
I had such a hard time with the beginning. I think I rewrote it twenty times. I wanted to start with action in order to capture the reader. However, I needed to set up Kaia and her world. It made sense to begin with her and her father since that’s the catalyst for getting her to the Town Square. But I had such a difficult time figuring out their relationship, describing their apartment, and bringing in the world in which this takes place without being boring.
What sort of projects do you have going on right now. Any new books coming out?
I am editing book 3 in the Order of the Krigers series. I’m really excited how everything came together, and I can’t wait for people to read these books! I think each one gets better and better! After
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Thank you so much for having me! I appreciate your time and I love your blog! Happy reading!
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