I have another victim of my nefarious character interview. Today, Echo Fox let me have at her character, Kenna from her novel Fire Dancer.
Break out the popcorn. >8D
1)Let’s start with the basics. Tell us a bit about yourself and what makes you tick.
I’m Kenna, fire princess of the realm of Pyrrhos. I love finding out things, learning - it gives me such a thrill. I have to practice my fire dancing every day otherwise I feel fit to burst with excess energy. If I’m not questioning my daily attendant about what life is like outside the palace, I’m probably whirling around the practice room trying not to set things on fire.
2)Do you have any hobbies?
Part of my fire dancing is a kind of martial art, so I improve my fighting skills every day. I love clothes too, although I don’t exactly get to show them off to anyone - although now that the Tasks are approaching I have built a spectacular wardrobe for all the balls and travelling the realm which I cannot wait to wear!
3)If you had one event from your past you could do over, what would it be?
I’m a strong believer that your past makes you who you are and I’m good with where I’m at right now, so I don’t think I actually would change anything. I’m sure my attendants might think differently though, there was more than one scorching tantrum when I was little. Ah hem. *Blushes*
4)What is one thing from your past you’re most proud of?
Taking control of my emotions and properly learning to dance flame with them. I will never forget the moment I was able to summon Viani at will and watch the pink flames ripple over my hands. The Queen - my mother, kind of - was so proud of me, I could just feel the love swelling in my chest.
Let’s do some fun questions.
5)Say you’re on an abandoned desert island and have three items, what would they be?
Hmm, let’s see;
6)If you were caught dancing and singing in the shower, what song would be playing?
Hmm, ‘It’s getting hot in here!’ might be appropriate as flames tend to erupt over my skin when I start dancing…and I can’t hold a tune to save my life.
7)Name one guilty pleasure.
I don’t feel guilty about it in the slightest, but I love watching the city from above at night. I can see all the lights and the distant specks of my people walking about. It just comforts me.
Let’s play favourites:
Pie or Cake? Bring on the cake, no hesitation.
White or dark chocolate? Dark chocolate, I had no idea it came in other colours! I need to try some, now!
Paperback book or audio story? I love getting stories from the people firsthand, rather than a musty old book, although my sister Fia would disagree.
Summer or winter? Summer! Who wants cold in their life?
Puppies or kittens? Kittens, they’re adorable, although I’ve never had a pet I hear the Cereans have some sort of animal companion? I always thought that could be fun.
Vampires or werewolves? Um, not entirely sure about this one. Maybe the wolves? I don’t know what vampires are...
At her birth, flames had licked around her skin, flickering over her infant form and glittering in the darkness of the birthing chamber. The Pyromancer declared her one of five contenders for the crown. She became a Princess of Fire.
She learned how to control her flames, to harness them and how to lead as Queen. Locked away and safe from corruption, she met her people, each day receiving a new tutor from the citizens of Titaia. Training from birth for the tasks ahead; she always felt alone.
At sixteen, she is ready. Kenna stands, one of five princesses, ready to compete for the crown of Pyyrhos.
Who can win? What will be the price? Will she stand with her sisters, or move against them in pursuit of the throne?
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Other Books in the Equilibria Series: Wave Singers, Air Raiders, Earth Drummer.
About the Author
Echo Fox lives in a sleepy town in the south of England with her partner and supremely fluffy cat. She studied Classics and Archaeology at university and is forever inspired by the myths and legends of the past. Echo finds the best writing fuel is freshly baked cookies and she is always 100% more productive on a sunny day.
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