There are some book covers so astonishingly striking they instantly make you want to read the story inside.
The Worth of a King by Kendra E. Ardnek is such a book.
Now that you've seen the cover, it's time to get to know the author a little bit with an interview!
Hi Kendra! What has been your favorite aspect of being an Indie Author?
The control and the direct contact with my audience. What have you found most challenging as an Indie Author?
Building a platform and maintaining a proper balance of quantity and quality. How do you reward yourself for writing accomplishments?
Typically with vacations. Usually involving video games. Now......how would you describe your relationship with your characters?
I like to think that I have a good relationship with most of them. I the girls over for frequent sleepovers, and the guys I make take me out on dates. We discuss their place in their stories, where they want to go with it, their emotional state, etc. I don't share spoilers with them, which annoys a few of them, and there are a few who don't like their backstories/the situations I throw them into, but across the board, my characters appreciate it. What do you think your characters would say about you if they didn't know you were listening?
Honestly, I think they'd be nicer if they didn't know I was listening. Few of them are afraid to critique me to my face (or even throw their shoes at me - yes, this has happened), and I don't think they would see the point in being negative if I wasn't listening. Robin would probably be the only one who would take the opportunity to complain for five hours straight. Your characters are visiting your world. Where do you take them for a dream vacation?
If the cast of Worth showed up, I'd actually probably take them to the biggest library I could find, and then maybe see if I could find a way to see an actual printing factory. Adrian, especially, would be fascinated by the factory, as he's a printer's apprentice. What are some of your goals on the road ahead?
One - pull off the Magic Mirrors release. Two - write at least two more of my Bookania Quests to release next year. Three - get the sequels to Worth written, hopefully to release the year after that.
Thanks Kendra! Now....are you ready to learn more about the 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.
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Author Bio: 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.