14 November 2011

The fourth book in the Iron Fey series from Julie Kagawa is currently available from Harlequin Teen!


For my tour stop, I have an excerpt from The Iron Knight and an interview with Julie!! So excited to be part of this tour and to be able to share this with you guys. So check it out!


Excerpt:

Sighing, I opened the bone gate and crossed the weed choked
yard, scattering chickens in front of me. Before we
reached the steps, however, the door creaked open and an old
woman emerged from the darkened interior. Tangled white
hair framed a lined, wrinkled face, and sharp black eyes peered
out at us, bright and gleaming. In one gnarled hand she held
a basket, in the other a butcher knife, stained with the blood
of many victims.

Interview:

When you first started this series, with The Iron King, did you know then that there would be multiple books? And did you know you’d want to write them with a changing point of view?

When I first began The Iron King, I knew I wanted to write at least a trilogy, but I left an open ending on the first book in case the publisher didn’t want to buy the whole series.  Fortunately, they did, though I did intend the series just to be a trilogy.  I didn’t think I would write a fourth book from Ash’s POV, but it made the most sense to continue the series with him.

Being that the Iron Knight is written from Ash’s point of view, was it easier or harder to switch over and tell his story?

It was a little harder, initially.  I knew Meghan; after three books I knew her voice and her personality and her quirks.  It was difficult with Ash, because he was such a guarded character, and he never was really chatty.  And because he’s lived such a long time, and is an Unseelie fey, he’s done some things in his life that might change how some people view him.  It was actually kind of scary putting his story out there; what will people think now that they know the real Ash?  But I wrote his story as honestly as I could, and I hope they will come to love the Winter Prince as much as I do.

For you, what was the hardest part in writing this series or writing in general?

Lately, it’s been making myself turn off the Internet and not check Tweetdeck every time I get stuck, lol!  I get distracted very easily and “checking email” can turn into an hour of doing nothing but playing around online, very bad for the writing day.  Sometimes I’ll unplug the modem or disconnect myself from the internet or I’d never get anything done.

Do you have a favorite line or two you could share with us from The Iron Knight?

Certainly!  Here is an exchange between Ash and Puck:

“Hey, ice-boy, you okay?  You’ve got your brooding face on again.”

            “I’m fine.” 

“You’re so full of crap.”  Puck lounged in the cradle of a tree, hands behind his head, one foot dangling in the air.  “Lighten up already.  We finally found the cat—which we should get a freaking medal for, the search for the Golden Fleece wasn’t this hard—and you look like you’re going to engage Mab in single combat first thing in the morning.”

            “I’m thinking.  You should try it sometime.”
“Ooh, witty.” 

Did you always know you’d be writing a spin off series and can we expect to hear more of Meghan, Ash and Puck’s story in the future?

Actually, I was approached by my publisher when The Iron Fey series was wrapping up and asked if I had any more Iron Fey stories floating around my head.  Which got me thinking of Ethan, Meghan’s little brother.  He was the one who started the whole adventure, in a way.  What would it be like growing up, able to see the fey?  And the more I thought about it, the more I realized Ethan had a story to tell, too.  As for Ash, Meghan, and Puck, I’m sure there will be a few cameos in the new series. ;-)

Thank you so much for stopping by today Julie, it was a pleasure to have you!



Find Julie Online:

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2 comments:

  1. I love that quote! I think I really learned to love Puck in the end of Iron Queen and especially in Iron Knight.

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  2. I think seeing something in Ethan's POV would be TOTALLY awesome!

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