Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Cover Reveal—My Kingdom for a Quest

Cover Reveal—My Kingdom for a Quest

When Kendra E. Ardnek e-mailed and asked me to be part of the cover reveal for her latest Bookania Quest, I was honored! I’ve enjoyed following Princess Robin and Prince Robert of Locksley and all their friends on their adventures in the intriguing—and sometimes humorous—world of Bookania and look forward to more!

Before I show you the loverly cover-art, here’s a little interview with the author:

1.) How do you feel your characters, writing style, etc. have developed in the years since you first began writing the Bookania Quests?
It's been over four years since I first picked up a pencil an attempt to write Sew, It's a Quest, (Then entitled No Longer a Dream), so it's obvious that things have changed. I've gained confidence in letting my Christianity shine through. My feel for the English Language (especially the Shakespearean part) has grown, and I've learned better how a guy's brain works. Back when writing Sew, I really struggled to capture Robert and Eric, and barely tried with Casperl, but now ... I actually kinda prefer their point of view for writing. It can be much more focused.

2.) If you could change/revise anything about this series, what would it be?
Mostly little things like the usage of Shakespearean English in the first book. It wasn't bad, but it could have been much better. There are also a few conversations that I would tweak to reflect some twists that presented themselves after the book was published.

3.) Does your inspiration come mainly from old fairytales (Grimm, Anderson and the like), or are there other stories (such as the Arabian Nights) that will eventually be woven into the world of Bookainia?
I do mainly go for the more traditional fairy tales by Grimm and Anderson. (Actually, my main source is Lang's Colored Fairy Books), but as I've already worked in Robin Hood and Arthur, it's clear I do some branching out. At the moment, I don't know how any of the Arabian Nights are going to work in yet, but I do have several Greek myths, a few Chinese legends, some tall tales, and even a Shakespearean play or two scheduled.

Back Cover Blurb:
Arthur is the rightful king of Briton, but his Uncle Mordreth refuses to give up the regency.   Arthur and Grandfather are now returning with allies to wrestle the kingdom from his uncle's grasp.  But not all is as it seems among his allies, and everyone has secrets.  New loves, old loves, lost loves, kingdoms conquered and kingdoms stolen.   Who is the real "rightful heir" and will the nearly forgotten sword in the stone finally answer this question?

Author Person:
Kendra E. Ardnek loves fairy tales and twisting them in new and exciting ways.  She's been practicing her skills on her dozen plus cousins and siblings for years, "Finish your story, Kendra", is frequently heard at family gatherings.  Her sole life goal has always been to grow up and be an author of fantasy and children's tales that also glorify God and his Word. You can read more about her on her blog,
Links to Previous books:

And now, the moment you’ve all be waiting for—the cover!

Ta-da!!! How’s that for intriguing cover-art? Makes one wonder what’s up with the sword stuck in a pillar, wot?

This has been fun, and I’m so glad to have been able to help out a fellow author!

Until next time, Gentle Readers,
God bless,


1 comment:

  1. This cover is beautiful and I'm really looking forward to this book.

    Greek myths, Chinese legends and Shakespeare... cool!! (This is why I like Bookania so much, Kendra- you and I like so many of the same things.) I anticipate many more great Bookania tales.


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