Dun dun DUN!
I have a perfectly good excuse for this being late. . . . I've been consumed with getting all those posts ready for the release of my new blog. Guest posts aren't always easy to write y'all. Like, I have spent a ridiculous amount of time staring blankly at the screen. Anyway, let's just imagine this is perfectly ON TIME, shall we? And let me introduce the grand stop of the book tour of Kendra Ardnek's latest released book!
Princess Obsidia’s father was killed the night she was born. Since there was no male heir, the crown went to the man who killed him, by Dialcian law. This never bothered her, growing up, and when it comes time for Obsidia to choose her husband, she chooses Prince Delaney, the son of that man, with little hesitation. Only then does her life start crumbling around her.
Adrian expected to live a normal life, taking his father’s place at the print shop when his father retired. But, on his eighteenth birthday, when the princess’ engagement is announced, his world is ripped out from under him when he learns that his life was a ruse, and he is the twin brother to the princess – and expected to take back his father’s throne.
Delaney knows that his country is hovering on the brink of war – and that his father may harbor murderous intentions towards his intended bride due to her Zovordian blood. He wants nothing more than to protect Obsidia and his people, but as merely prince, he has little power against his father.
The ancient war between the Dragons and the Immortal King and Queen is nearing its climax, and the three are already caught in it.
Find it on: Amazon || Goodreads
Meet Kendra E. Ardnek
Kendra E. Ardnek loves fairytales and twisting them in new and exciting ways. She’s been or acting them 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 glorify God and His Word.
Find her at:
Website || Blog || Goodreads || Facebook || Twitter || Amazon
1. Why do you write?
Because it's considered the socially accepted thing to do with the stories in my head. As opposed to kidnapping people and forcing them to enact said stories. That's frowned upon.
2. What is the one book you'd recommend to other Writers to read?
The Bible. There's no better author to learn from than the Author of our faith.
3. What author has been a big inspiration to you and why?
I'd say C.S. Lewis would be the biggest. I don't think I would have ever gotten serious about writing if it wasn't for Narnia.
4. How did you come up with the story idea for the "Worth of a King"?
This book began as a cowrite, and the idea came from the premise that she would write the guy, and I would write the girl, and they wouldn't be love interests - hence why we made them twins. The coauthor, unfortunately, had to drop out of the project, prompting me to restart the story and write the whole thing on my own, but that's how it started.
5. What was the hardest part to write?
The battle sequences at the end. I'm not an action writer, and yet I keep writing myself into those situations.
6. What is your favorite part of "The Worth of a King"
The relationships! Siblings, friendships, and a few romantic couples - this book has quite a few characters and the relationships between them is very much a driving force.
7. Is there anything special about this book?
I didn't realize it until late in the writing process, but it's a very subtle retelling of Snow White.
8. In the "Worth of a King" who is your favorite character and why?
It's a really close call between Laura, the Doorkeeper, and Nadilynn,
9. How has God grown you during your writing journey?
I think it's helped me understand Him, just a liiiitle bit better. And also, through writing, I've been able to explore and tackle theological issues that I don't think
10. What advice would you give to young Christian writers?
Focus on telling a good story. There are far too many Christian writers who fall into the trap of thinking that they have to use their writing as a soapbox to address every social issue and give the twelve-step salvation plan. This makes for books that are just thinly-veiled sermons and often-times unfocused, and no one wants to read a preachy, unfocused book (unless, of course, they want a pat on the back about their own beliefs, in which case you're preaching to the choir.) Yes, you need to have a message, but a message is only as strong as the story that tells it.
TODAY's Book Tour Stops:
Knitted By God’s Plan: Intro to the Party
Morgan Elizabeth Huneke
Lit Aflame – Kendra E. Ardnek
Light and Shadows – Kendra E. Ardnek
Jenelle Schmidt – Granite
Elvish Pens, Fantastical Writings – Christa
The ENTIRE tour can be found here.
For all you people who have signed up for my blog launch celebration tour, I will be contacting you wednesday, if my impatient side gets it's way it'll be sooner, like, tomorrow, we'll see. Just know I will be contacting you, and I am getting it all done, so no worries. heh . . . heh. . . heeeeh.
A daughter of the KING, an ambassador of Truth, a soldier of the Cross.