#Wattys2015 and Character Interview Part II

Madison McLaughlin as Aithne Credit image: IMDB, photo by Raquel Krelle

It’s a double posting today. And today’s interviewee is none other than Aithne, from the novel and second entry into the Wattys 2015 contest, Harbingers of El Tinor!

So Aithne, where are you from?  I hail from the country of O’tinel, blessed by the god himself.

How old are you now? I become 17 years of age in three moons. When I claim my right as heir to the House of Arlen and succeed our school of swordsmanship.

What are your parents names? My father is Ragnar the Immovable Mountain.

And your mother? I was named after her. Aithne, the Warrior Queen.

Was? She died. After childbirth.

My condolences… what is your dream? To become the finest warrior in all of O’tinel, just like my mother.

That’s admirable. You must be good with a sword, then? Ever since I was a young girl, I’ve woken up before the cocks crows every day, practicing my swordsmanship until the blisters on my hand cracks and bleed. When it comes to the sword, it is not so much as talent but dedication that matters.

Who would you say is your greatest adversary? …Bowen.

Who is Bowen? My adopted brother.

If you can wish for the one thing that you want the most, what would it be? My mother watching and congratulating me as I take my place as the next head of the House of Arlen and our school of sword arts. There will be no greater honor and happiness than that.

Thank you for doing this interview. Is there anything else you’d like to share with the readers? Let nothing deter you from your dreams.

You can follow the adventures of Aithne on Wattpad, in the epic fantasy, Harbingers of El Tinor. And please feel free to vote, comment and share it. You have from today, March 24th and until March 31st, to vote for Harbingers as your Wattys 2015 People’s Choice on Twitter. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #MyWattysChoice!

Or you can follow the inspiration board, Behind the Book-Harbingers of El Tinor, on Pinterest.

Do you have any more questions for Aithne? As a reader, what do you think of Aithne? As a writer, how helpful were character interviews for you? Please share in the comment section below.

6 thoughts on “#Wattys2015 and Character Interview Part II

  1. I do like character interviews, especially before you go and dive into a book because then you can know what you’re getting yourself into! This one sounds like it was quite a good one and I like the sound of her character. It’s so sad her mother is gone and her biggest dream would be for her to be there during her crowning time…

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    • Thank you Olivia. It really is so sad how Aithne lost her mother. And it’s her feelings that fuels and motivates her to work so hard. But sometimes I feel she places too much unnecessary burden on herself. I’d like for her to realize and accept that she can never be like her mother. She can only be herself.


    • Thanks Dino. I want my characters to be as alive to my potential readers as they are to me. So although not everything about them makes it into the book, at least I know almost everything about them. Then there are times they surprise me (look forward to those moments).


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