November 12, 2015
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The Cobbogoth Series by Hannah L. Clark
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Norah Lukens needs to uncover the truth about the fabled lost city of Cobbogoth. After her archaeologist uncle’s murder, Norah is asked to translate his old research journal for evidence and discovers that his murder was a cover-up for something far more sinister.
When she turns to neighbor and only friend James Riley for help, she realizes that not only is their bitter-sweet past haunting her every step, but James is keeping dangerous secrets. Can Norah discover what they are before its too late to share her own.
After being raised from infancy in Boston, Mass., Noria (a.k.a Norah Lukens) has no idea what to expect upon entering New Cobbogoth, where she never would have guessed that paths of light can make you vanish; doors can lead to realms both near and far; myths and legends are actual history; a mere kiss can seal two souls as one; and, of course, a stone is never “just a stone.” Her Uncle Jack’s stories never could have prepared her for the magical and dangerous place her native realm is turning out to be.
When the Gihara’s promises begin to crumble, her best friend and soul-mate Jamus (a.k.a. James Riley) is in more danger than ever. Then when his father Lylend abandons her to search for an ancient relic called The Lemorian Crest and she is taken captive by the very people she’s risked everything to save, Noria begins to lose faith in the Cobbogothian gods and the mission they sent her home to accomplish.
Only when a series of new friendships and loyalties are forged in the most peculiar of places, does Noria dare hope again. Hope for Jamus’ safety, for their future together, and for the survival of the entire Cobbogothian race.
Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!
You bet! Thanks so much for having me.
Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)
With an encrypted journal, Norah Lukens must discover the cause of her uncle’s mysterious death. What she never dreamed is that it would have everything to do with her.
What was your inspiration for writing this book? Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?
It was a combination of several dreams, several thoughts while taking walks, several books, songs, movies, and even poems that inspired me. I’ve been working on this series for so long (ten years now), I don’t really think I can pin point one source of inspiration.
Tell us about the main character(s).
Norah Lukens is a peculiar looking genius, who has spent the last nine months in a private school for the gifted. She longs for a mother figure in her life and is heart-broken over the lost friendship of her only friend and neighbor (possible love interest as well) James Riley.
James Riley is Norah’s very cute neighbor whom she hasn’t heard from in nine months despite their very close relationship the summer before. Norah also suspects he’s keeping secrets from her about her uncle’s mysterious death. James does have secrets, but they don’t necessarily concern her uncle’s death.
Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?
Well, since there are two books, I’ll try really hard to narrow my favorite parts to just one from each. ;-)
In book 1, I really love when Norah finally translates her uncle’s journal and we finally get to read about what happened to him in Iceland several years prior.
In book 2, I really love the scene where Norah and Zuli travel in the Glindian Sea to the Adolorian ruins. It was very fun to write, and I love imagining I’m there with them whenever I read it.
Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing? If so, why?
Sure. ALL of book 1 was difficult to write, because 1) it was my first book, and 2) its main purpose was to transport the reader from point A to the rest of the series. It took me eight years to finally get it right.
In book 2, I think Lev’s character gave me a bit of trouble. I had a very strong sense of his essence, but it wasn’t until I’d taken a year and a half break from the manuscript that he finally started becoming the character he is today. And he’s definitely become one of my favorites.
What sort of projects do you have going on right now. Any new books coming out?
I’m working on a little novellette right now called A Kiss for Lord Death that I’ll hopefully get finished by Christmas, since it’s supposed to be a gift. I’ll publish it eventually. I’m also always creating the next phase of Norah’s and James’adventure in my imagination. I have the overall plot for Book 3—Legend of the Triolune—mapped out already and hope to begin storymapping and outlining come January.
It was great having you on the blog today! We hope you’ll decide to stop by again someday, and we wish you much success!!
Thank you so much! It was my pleasure.
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