Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Guest Post: Knights Under the Sea

Guest Post: Knights Under the Sea

Today we are joined by Zoraida Cordova, author of The Vicious Deep. I hope you enjoy her little insight into some of the background of the story.

I am not a damsel in distress. But I’ve always had a soft spot for knights in shining armor. Maybe it’s a side effect from growing up on Disney movies. Maybe I just have a thing for men with weapons. Whatever it is, it led me to taking a course in college called “Arthurian Literature.”            We learned about the Arthurian myths, from Malloy to the Mists of Avalon to A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s court. I’d always loved magic, but there was something special about a young hero learning to become something greater than himself. He just doesn’t start off that way! The best parts are watching him grow.

When I set out to write The Vicious Deep, I wanted to keep that sense of adventure that comes with mixing the real world with the old world. When Tristan sets out on his journey, whether it’s on the enchanted island of Toliss or the underground clubs of Coney Island, he isn’t a knight in shinning armor. He’s cocky and he’s clueless when he hurts people. But he’s also brave, confident, and has a good heart. It’s the potential he will need to prove himself worthy of the throne. Maybe even worth of the girl. The Vicious Deep is only his beginning.

Thanks for stopping by, Zoraida!

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