Thursday, August 4, 2016

Cover Reveal | Lady Dragon, Tela Du




Amber, the Lady Dragon, has been promised a fifty-year reign over Rizkaland and nothing can stop her from claiming it. But when you've lived six thousand years, fifty is such a pitiful number. Only one person can keep her from making this reign permanent - the Tela Du, a girl who shall share Amber's face.

The last thing
Petra wants is a magical world interrupting her plans for a normal life, let alone an ultimate battle against the Lady Dragon with only one prophesied survivor. She has her childhood best friend, Reuben, at her side, but she's not sure if he's more of a help or a hindrance right now. Though she'd much prefer to just return home and forget about this whole crazy affair, things change when she discovers that the world has surprising connections to her own family - including her sister who disappeared without a trace two years before. Still, Rizkaland can't possibly expect her to risk her very life, can it?

Hail and well-met, fellow Rizkaland fans! While today, sadly, marks the end of Kendra’s loverly Bookania Blog Party, it’s also the day we get a peek at the next installment of her fabulous Rizkaland Legends—Lady Dragon, Tela Du!!! *Trumpet fanfare*


Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah! *Confetti*


(Should I be concerned at how much my imaginary friends are starting to invade everything I write of late…?)

But before I show you the cover art, a little bit about the author:


Kendra E. Ardnek is a homeschool graduate who picked up a pen at an early age and never put it down. The eldest of four, she makes her home in the Piney Woods of East Texas with her parents, younger siblings, giant herd of giraffes, and honor guard of nutcrackers. 

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This installment promises to be a little darker than WPFP, as it involves a “showdown,” if you will, between the evil Amber and her reluctant look-alike nemesis, Petra.
But in the background is another sort of conflict (which we caught a glimpse of in Book One)—the ever-widening gulf between Amber and her faithful but tortured husband, Granite.

Well, swap the king and the queen, and it's kinda Granite and Amber:
Kendra says: This may be for a dark king, but it’s so fitting for Granite and Amber’s relationship.
She’s the dark queen. She loves him and wants him at her side … and though he loves her,
he knows she’s going the wrong way, so he refuses to be her king.
He becomes the ghost lurking behind her instead.
 I personally feel sorry for Granite, as I believe I’ve said before. Despite his frustration and sorrow at Amber’s life choices, he continues to stay with her, even though he knows there’s probably no “happy ending” for either of them.

I also had the honor of  interviewing the title characters, Amber and Petra, and their author.

Amber--How can you not see what a treasure you have in Granite? He doesn't agree with your views and methods of doing things, but he still loves you and has stayed with you for--what? Six thousand years? Most marriages in my world fall apart after only five years...if that. 
My frustration with his refusing to agree with me doesn't mean that I don't love him, that I don't value his place beside me. It saddens me every day the gulf that has grown between us.

Petra--Admit it, isn't it just the tiniest bit cool to find another world? To be sure, the circumstances weren't ideal (especially that bit about fighting the Lady Dragon), but is there anything in Rizkaland that sparks your interest?
Don't let Reuben know I said this, but yes, it is kinda cool to find out that other worlds do exist and that they are accessible. Also, there's a possibility that we'll find out the truth about my disappearing siblings here.

Kendra--You've described yourself as an ENFP, and Petra as an INTJ. Can you give your fellow writers some tips on writing a character whose personality type is so different from one's own?
The thing with Petra is that my mother's an INTJ, and I am very familiar with the type. Also, on a function level, ENFP's and INTJ's are similar so I understand the type pretty well (at least, as well as you can understand a type that isn't your own). Actually, the character who I would say was completely different from myself was the ESTP Summer ... and she was difficult.

I think the best advice I have is to find someone of that personality type, read up on it as much as you can, and dig in to understand the type on a function level so you understand just how their brain works.

Annnnnd…now you’re all champing at the bit to see the cover. Here you are:


Cover Design Credit: Benjamin Ingalls - https://www.behance.net/BenjaminIngalls

Ta-da!

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Another exciting bit of news is that LDTD’s predecessor, Water Princess, Fire Prince is FREE today!!! So grab your Kindle or other device and take advantage of it while you can.
And if you’re in the mood for a fairytale retelling, CinderEddy is also free today.

Thanks for stopping by, Gentle Readers. Be sure to keep checking out Kendra’s blog for more news of Rizkaland, Bookania, and other fun imaginary worlds Kendra plans to share with her adoring fans by and bye.

I leave you with a snippet:

Reuben gave a half-shrug and turned back to Noraeto. “Why would your queen want to kill Petra just because she looks like her? Does it have anything to do with a prophecy?”

“You and your prophecies,” muttered Petra, rolling her eyes skyward.

“Yes, actually,” Noraeto admitted. “Our queen is prophesied to be killed by a girl who shares her face.”

“Okay, now I’d really like to leave, because tangling with a queen like that was not on my agenda for today. Would it be all right if I send her a nice note saying that I’m truly sorry about that prophecy, but to be honest, I mean her no ill-will, so can we please just leave each other alone? Maybe we could meet for tea.

What are you looking forward to most in LDTD? Have you any speculations about the book/characters/whatever? I want to know!

Until next time, Gentle Readers,
God bless,
~R~

2 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to having it done and I speculate that you will like it.

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