Welcome to another author interview! This is a part of Ama Et Bemma's New Year New Books blog tour!
Chrys Cymri is a priest by day, and a writer by night who has published 7 books to date. Let's get to know a little more about Chrys.
What is the current book you are promoting?
‘The Dragon Throne’.
Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
My favourite is the Prancer. He’s a unicorn who discovers that the circumstances of his birth were
unusual and dark, and also has to come to terms with the betrayal of his best friend, Queen Fianna. I tried to give his kind a distinctive spiritual background of their own.
Who is your least favorite character and why?
Strangely enough, although I found Deian the hardest to write for, time and again readers tell me
that he’s their favourite. How odd!
What inspired this book?
I was tired of reading fantasy stories in which the male knights got to have adventures and the
women had to stay at home and protect their virginity. So I wanted a book in which men and
women were equal, in which women could be knights as well as men.
What is your next project?
I’m working on a new book called ‘Penny White and the Temptation of Dragons.’ It’s about a female priest who finds herself giving the last rites to a dragon dying by the side of the road. Next thing
she knows, she has a small gryphon as a companion and is dealing with a fantasy world. I think it’s funny and also has some serious parts which should make people cry.
Where do you come up with your stories?
They come to me, reach into my heart, and refuse to let me go until I’ve written them.
So glad to have had Chrys join us. Here is a bit more information about The Dragon Throne.
‘You have only one part of the Summoning Ring,’ said the dragon to Fianna. ‘And neither the knowledge nor the strength to use it even if it were complete.’
Fianna is the only child of King Stannard and Queen Fiona, and has always expected to become the next Keeper of the Dragon Throne. She exiles herself from the court when her father decides to take a second wife. Recalled to Secondus castle after Stannard’s death, she has to contend with the split loyalties among the royal knights. In desperation, she agrees to summon the dragons to support her claim to the throne. Their challenge sends her to meet them in their Sacred Mountains.
In the woods of the unicorn herd, the Prancer loses his milk-brother to an attack by a dragon. He travels across the human kingdoms to seek the killer, discovering the complexities of human relationships and the delights of ale along the way.
They meet at the Sacred Mountains. And so begins a story of love, friendship — and betrayal.
If you would like to give Dragon Throne a try, you can pick it up on Amazon.
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Until next time,