we're doing something a little different. Fellow Solstice author Rival Gates is stopping by
to talk about his fascinating fantasy book!
Hello, Rival! It's great that you're visiting MLB. :)
Hello! Thanks so much for having me!
My pleasure, of course! So, let me ask a few questions since you're here...
Can you tell us a little about your latest book? When did it come out and where can we get it?
This is a story of Linvin Grithinshield trying to locate the fabled Red Sapphire in order to become a champion for the helpless and the weak with its great magic. Another party also has sought the gem and has killed his parents in an effort to get the components necessary to find it. It will not be enough to just find the magic stone. Linvin must prove himself worthy of its power along his quest.
It was published in December, 2013 and can be purchased at Amazon http://amzn.to/1npYd0S
and Barnes & Noble http://bit.ly/1mSIAkT
So, what inspired you to write your book? How did you get into writing fantasy?
I have loved fantasy ever since I read The Chronicles of Narnia as a child. I read many different authors but always found problems with their stories. So I endeavored to create a story without the gaps and flaws I kept finding. My work is not perfect, but it answers the questions many books leave in the air.
Great! What, do you feel, sets this book apart from other books in the genre?
I spend a lot of time on character development. The characters must change throughout the book and in order to do that they need a solid foundation. Many books give a quick overview of the character and move on. I am much more in depth.
Readers, you'll just have to pick up a copy of this exciting fantasy story! ;)
Blog: http://www.rivalgates.com/blog http://rivalgates.tumblr.com/
Amazon Author Central: http://www.amazon.com/Rival-Gates/e/B00I3Q5YIG/