Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Writerly Wednesday: The Storm Prince, Author Interview and Book Review

Wow, ML, I'm so thrilled to have you here today for Writer's Wednesday. I have to say, I can't believe how great your story has become. I know that writing is a tough gig, but you make it look so easy. The characters are amazing and your prose flows effortlessly. 

I have a few questions that have nothing to do with your story, you know, to deepen your character with irrelevant trivialities that make you approachable and adorable. 

Q: If you could be a fictional character, who would you choose?

ML:I would like to be Heidi. Living in the Alps sounds awesome. Or maybe D'artagnan, because all the ladies love him and he kicks butt with a sword.
Q: (Not really a question) Also, you could wear laderhosen. Next question, Pastry or cake? 

ML: Pastry. Except on my birthday. Then I would like more pastry. Pastry means pie, right? Mmm, pie. 

Q: You are right. Pie is far superior to cake. Everyone who is a REAL WRITER knows this. Now, what is your favorite climate?

ML: The beach.

Q: Is there such a thing as an arctic beach? Not that it wouldn't be cool... What do you think is the world's best writing soundtrack?

ML:The Wreck of the Day, by Anna Nalick.

Q: As Beri would say in one of my favorite parts, "The music was good".  What species would you be if mystical creatures were available? 

ML: A Kryptonian. Does that count? Comics are American mythology, right?

Q: Definitely. What is the most annoying sound ever?

ML: Styrofoam touching anything, especially other Styrofoam.

Q: Shudder. Favorite part of your series either written or unwritten, or both- 

ML: The very ending. But you'll have to wait to see what happens.

Q: If it's better than the first two, I absolutely can't wait! 

Thanks so much for stopping by ML John. Now go write the next book so you avid fans can get their next fix. 

Now for my review of John's enchanting book. 

This story is the missing link from the first book, when he's lost from the heroine Karen. I cannot do justice to this story in a review. 

Anguish! Passion! Spells of death and silence! Beautiful description, convincing dialogue, and an elaborate and complicated world that formed its own spell, sucking me in until I'd consumed this lavish delight. All this and a plot. 

If you've read the first book, you know that he, the prince, Beri, is a bit dense, and if you haven't, do yourself a favor and pick it up at once because it's simply lovely. 

Our hero gets captured and taken to the Summer Court where the Summer Queen uses all her powers to bend him to her will. He steps deeper and deeper into the tangled web when he defends the helpless against a tyrannical noble and becomes part of a subversive group who strives to foil the Queen. 

Which side will win, and does he care with his neverending broken heart? 

The writing was even smoother than the first book. I expect great things from this author and can't wait for the next in the series.