SERIES (& Book #) – N/A
AUTHORS – Kim Iverson Headlee and Patricia Duffy Novak
GENRE – Fantasy (Sword & Sorcery)
PUBLICATION DATE – 3/16/2016
LENGTH (#Pages/# Words) – 10K words
PUBLISHER – Pendragon Cove Press
COVER ARTIST – Natasha Brown
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What had Arthur called this place? Brydein? There was no kingdom of that name in the entire world. At least… not in his world.
He recalled the odd wrenching sensation he’d felt as he had stepped into a patch of mist. Had he passed through a gate between worlds? If so, someone from Brydein must have summoned him. Had this Arthur done so? If he had, he would regret it. Cai would relax his grip soon enough, and Garrin resolved to be ready.
Meantime, he needed more answers.
“What do you want with me?” Garrin demanded of Arthur.
Arthur nodded at one of his soldiers, and the man retrieved Arthur’s sword for him. He examined the blade longer than Garrin felt was necessary before sheathing it at last.
No one—mage or otherwise—had ever possessed the anatomy to make Garrin stew. He felt his respect for this man rise a notch.
“Want… with you?” Arthur shook his head as if perplexed by the question. “Not one bloody thing. In fact, Garrin brin Alaric, you are a distinct inconvenience.”
Thank you so much for this opportunity to visit your blog today to talk about the inspiration for writing Kings!
Most good stories pose a question: What if…?
In the case of KINGS, which is a crossover featuring the warrior-king Arthur from my series The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles and the mage-king Garrin from Patricia Duffy Novak’s work-in-progress fantasy series called Robes, the what-if has two components:
What if King Arthur encountered a magical being from another realm?
What if King Garrin encountered a being who could resist his considerable magic?
To make the story work, Patricia and I decided to set KINGS in Arthur’s world, to which Garrin has been exiled by a rival mage. For added interest we “kidnapped” Garrin shortly after the start of his reign, so he’s new to the business of kingship and is given the opportunity to learn from Arthur’s experiences and advice. Arthur too has much to learn as he struggles with the temptation to use Garrin’s magic to end the war with his longtime enemy.
What if a formidable warrior-king and a peerless mage-king became allies, or perhaps even friends? Read KINGS to find out!
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