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Character Interview: Auren from Shadow Stalker

Originally Posted by Kathryn Jenkins at Reader’s Corner.

Tell us a little about you and the world you reside in?

The Serpent Isles are an island chain in the far north of my world. There are other land masses, mostly islands, around the world, but we are far from any of them. We are the most advanced culture on our world as well. Some of the other islands have primitive cultures, but the other islands are not very hospitable places to live. The wildlife is much too dangerous to coexist with on some, and the climates are too harsh on others. We are not sure why our culture seemed to thrive and advance, while others that remain are so primitive, but there are legends that suggest shadow stalkers played a role in that, if you believe in such things.

What is it like to be a kid growing up among the Serpent Isles?

Boring…at least on Appolia. I think I live in the most boring town on the coldest island in the Serpent Isles. We only get about a month of warm weather, and it never gets warm enough to swim here. There’s lots of skiing and snow related activities, but I’ve never been into that sort of thing. I don’t really like the cold. I like rock climbing, rappelling, and caving, though. Kado takes me camping on a different island every summer, and we do all kinds of stuff like that. On Appolia, I spend most of my time studying and trying not to get myself into too much trouble. Kado keeps me busy studying a lot of different things outside of school as well, so I don’t have much time for my friends.

You have a very protective foster-father. Do you ever get the urge to rip your hair out, when it comes to dealing with him?

Well, no. I like my hair right where it is. I might consider ripping his out on occasion, though. Wait, never mind…that would not end well. We do butt heads a lot, though, and quite often I let my friend, Jade, talk me into breaking the rules. It’s great fun, until I get caught, which with Kado doesn’t take very long. Sometimes I swear he can read my mind.

In episode one you have two very unique friends. Can you tell us about them and how you met each?

I met Jade Tobin and Deakan Nix on my first day of school when I was six years old. We connected right away and have been inseparable since. Sometimes I think with the way the two of them bicker, they might like each other, but I’ll never tell them that. It might take a cataclysmic event to get them to admit they have feelings for each other.

Jade is generally quiet and reserved, but at the same time very mischievous. She is someone you can trust with your innermost secrets, and she is a lot of fun to be around. She has very laid back parents, except that they tend to shelter her from the harsh realities of the world. She tends to be too trusting, and she can’t understand cruel people. Violence terrifies her.

Deakan is the exact opposite. You can always count on him to be running his mouth, except when he’s around his father. He’s very obedient and well-behaved around his dad. It’s like he has two different personalities, but I’d bet any amount of money that the person he is away from his dad is the real Deakan. He always seems to have something to prove and has a tendency to really dislike authority figures.

Your foster-father spent many years training you. Do you feel glad after your experiences about having this training?

I would say I feel relieved more than glad. I don’t know what I would have done without the training to fall back on when my friends and I were in trouble. But the training itself has always been very difficult and limiting to my social life. So it’s really been a blessing and a curse.


Shadow Stalker Part 1 (Episodes 1 – 6)

Shadow Stalker Part 1 (Episodes 1 – 6)

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Auren learns she is destined to enslave the people of her world, and Drevin, emperor of the Galvadi Empire is determined to end her life before it happens. Her foster father, Kado, has sworn to protect her and trains her as a shadow stalker. But her training is cut short, when their people are overrun by the Galvadi Empire. Now she has to find a way to help her people without succumbing to the prophecy. *** This book may or may not be listed as free on Amazon. They will sometimes mark it up to $1 for price testing purposes, so if it's not free, try Smashwords. Smashwords has the Mobi edition, which can be read on Kindle readers and apps. Sorry about the hassle, but it's out of my control. *** More info →
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6 Comments

  1. 25 October, 2014    

    These are excellent questions and give some insight to the character and her world. I
    have never tried this, but seeing this model gives me some inspiration.

    • 25 October, 2014    

      Thanks! It was a lot of fun doing them. If you’d like to do some for your characters and don’t have any ideas for questions, they do all kinds of interviews at Dragon Knight Chronicles. Here’s the link: http://dkchronicles2013.wordpress.com/

  2. 25 October, 2014    

    I’m pleased to see an interview with your character. I have interviews with several of my characters on my website. I thought it was my idea, but there’s nothing new under the sun. Looking forward to the blog tour.

    • 25 October, 2014    

      Yeah, Kathryn Jenkins at Dragon Knight Chronicles did my character interviews, but they are a great idea. I can’t wait to do some with the other characters as well.

  3. 8 October, 2014    

    It was actually Kathryn’s idea, but thanks! I want to start doing more with my character’s on my blog. For one, it’s a lot of fun, but I also hope it will start drawing some more interest in my books. It sorta helps when people get to know your characters.

  4. 8 October, 2014    

    This is a great idea, Renee. Good interview. Your character sounds really interesting, too! I might have to steal this idea. Thanks!

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