Today’s post is for Cas Peace’s The Gateway. We will have info about the books and author. A great interview with Cas. As well as a great giveaway. Make sure to check everything out and enter the giveaway.
Happy Reading 🙂
The scarecrow’s evil knows no bounds …
Having failed to save her friends from the scarecrow’s malevolence, Sullyan plunges into despair. Reen holds all the aces and nothing now, it seems, can prevent him from wreaking utter destruction. Nevertheless, she must try one last time, cast her life away if necessary, to avenge her loved ones. She marshals her forces and marches on Bordenn.
Yet Reen has usurped the power of a Master Artesan, and knows everything Robin once knew. Luring Sullyan to Bordenn is his only desire. The scarecrow squats in his lair, avid for Sullyan’s power, holding one final bargaining chip to force her into surrender. Her only glimmer of hope lies in a vague reference contained in the ancient diary of a long-dead Supreme Master—that, and a whispered message from a familiar spirit.
Yet even hope has its price, and life demands life in return.
What kind of music do you listen to while you write?
I enjoy a wide variety of musical genres, and I love to choose music that suits what I’m writing. My Artesans series is set in a medieval-style world, so I listened to lots of medieval-style chants and plainsong while writing it.
What is your favorite part of writing?
I don’t ever plot my novels, so I love to just sit down (with a pen, I can’t type fast enough!) and simply write what’s in my mind, letting the ideas flow as they will. Then I really enjoy the editing process; going back over what I’ve written and polishing it.
What is the most important thing in your life and why?
My family. I very recently lost my father at the age of 92 and was so grateful to have a close-knit family that helped each other through the difficult times. My parents have been extremely supportive of me throughout my life, and they and my husband were encouraging throughout my writing journey. I love them all dearly.
If you could go out to lunch with any literary character, which would it be?
It would have to be Richard Sharpe from the Bernard Cornwell “Sharpe” series. Not only is Sean Bean (who plays Sharpe) extremely handsome, but I also based my High King Elias Rovannon on Sean’s portrayal of Richard Sharpe. I would love to find out what he thought of Elias!
Which of your personality traits did you write into your characters? (Deliberately or accidentally)
I wish I could say that Major Sullyan displays my best character traits, but if I’m honest, I will admit that those traits are the ones I WISH I possessed. Taran’s lack of confidence and tendency to put himself down are characteristics I most recognize within myself.
Many thanks for your interest – I hope you will enjoy my Artesans series!
Cas lives in the lovely county of Hampshire, southern UK, where she was born. On leaving school she trained for two years before qualifying as horse-riding instructor. During this time she also learned to carriage-drive. She spent thirteen years in the British Civil Service before moving to Rome, Italy, where she and her husband, Dave, lived for three years. They enjoy returning whenever they can. Cas supports many animal charities and owns two rescue dogs. She has a large collection of cacti and loves gardening. She is also a folk singer/songwriter and is currently writing and recording nine folk-style songs to accompany each of her fantasy books. You can listen to and download all the songs from her website: www.caspeace.com
See the video of her performing live at the King’s Envoy book launch here: