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Falpian Character Interview
First off, to start this interview, how are you today, Falpain?
I am very well, thank you, and hope the great God Kar smiles on your endeavors.
What is your favorite memory growing up?
Oh, I have so many! My childhood by the sea was a very happy one. I suppose the happiest memories I have are the ones of playing on the sandbars with my brother. We liked to watch the fishermen with their nets. In those days, our father still thought we would have magical abilities, and so he had much more time for us. Sometimes he sent our tutors away and came out with us onto the beach in his bare feet and taught us the names of all the creatures we found in the tide pools. He would never do that now.
Do you love your father even if he thinks you’re a disappointment to him?
It is a hard thing to discover that your father never really loved you for who you are, just for who he thought you were. It was something my brother couldn’t live with. But yes. I think even with everything that’s happened, I still love my father. I’m not sure I want to be like him, though.
Do you miss your twin?
Terribly. All those happy memories of the sea are tainted now. Since my brother drowned, the sea always reminds me of him.
How is it living in Bitterlands?
I’m one of the lucky ones. My family is an old one and we have money. But the Bitterlands are so full of refuges from the war that the land cannot support us all. The Witchlanders were stupid to think they could force so many of us onto these tracts of poor land without any repercussions. Sometimes I hope another war does come, so we can take back what they stole.
Could you imagine living in a world without magic?
The great God Kar sings the world into being with his magic. He is singing right now, and if he stopped for even a moment, you and I and everything around us would disappear. The world is nothing but magic and so, no, I don’t think a world without magic could possibly exist. It is an illogical question. Maybe even a blasphemous one.
If you were given a chance to be another character in a book, who would it be and why?
I am by far the most intelligent, good looking, and interesting character in this book. I hope this doesn’t sound like bragging. It’s just that this book is full of all sorts of low, common and uneducated people—Ryder, in particular! It really does make me wonder about the moral character of the author. But she is a woman and cannot be expected to have the taste and intellect of a man.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Kar’s blessing to you.
About Witchlanders – goodreads, amazon, B&N, Indie Bound High in their mountain covens, red witches pray to the Goddess, protecting the Witchlands by throwing the bones and foretelling the future. It’s all a fake.At least, that’s what Ryder thinks. He doubts the witches really deserve their tithes—one quarter of all the crops his village can produce. And even if they can predict the future, what danger is there to foretell, now that his people’s old enemy, the Baen, has been defeated? But when a terrifying new magic threatens both his village and the coven, Ryder must confront the beautiful and silent witch who holds all the secrets. Everything he’s ever believed about witches, the Baen, magic and about himself will change, when he discovers that the prophecies he’s always scorned— Are about him.
About Lena Coakley – website, facebook, twitter Lena Coakley was born in Milford, Connecticut and grew up on Long Island. In high school, creative writing was the only class she ever failed (nothing was ever good enough to hand in!), but, undeterred, she went on to study writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She got interested in young adult literature when she moved to Toronto, Canada, and began working for CANSCAIP, the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers, where she eventually became the Administrative Director. She is now a full-time writer living in Toronto. Witchlanders is her debut novel.
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