by Rhiannon Paille
Ever notice how a lot of YA novels play on the love triangles? Well when I was doing the second rewrite, I was thinking about Nightshade and Twilight and then I was throwing up (no I’m joking, but the Edward, Bella, Jacob thing is lost on me) because I could see how people could get the wrong idea about Kaliel and Pux.
I’m not going to lie, Kaliel and Pux do get pretty cuddly with each other, but they grew up together and they’re best friends, and he’s hairy. I mean it, you know the wolfmen? The ones with all the facial hair? (insert pic here) YES, this is what a feorn looks like, only with wolf like legs instead of regular human feet and spiky ears, and younger, much younger. And much less angry.
Kaliel isn’t in the least attracted to Pux, but she loves him and vice versa. Pux is actually gay right from the beginning, but in Avristar it’s not something they talk about. I make it a lot clearer by the third book who Pux is interested in, and no it’s not Krishani! (Ha, we’re back to love triangles!)
And so when you do get a chance to dive into FoS, realize that there are no love triangles in this book. Kaliel and Krishani are with each other, and if they’re not with each other, they’re not interested in being with anyone else.
For me, the idea of true love and soul mates means that as characters they’ll resist the hormonal urges to be with someone else just because it might feel good, or just because it would be “normal”. Also, it’s hard to say that characters are so in love they would die for each other if they go around kissing other people all the time.
I have a bio kicking around here somewhere . . .
Rhi was never a normal girl. She tried, but she couldn’t get rid of the visions, the voices in her head, and the hallucinations. When she was on the edge of crazy someone pulled her back and explained it all. She wasn’t insane. She was psychic, really psychic, too psychic. Her life was an urban fantasy wrapped in a paranormal romance and served with a side of horror. To escape her everyday weirdness she began writing fantasy. She frequents twitter and facebook, but if you really want to get to know her you should visit her site: www.rhiannonpaille.com .
Her book FLAME OF SURRENDER (The Ferryman and The Flame #1) Comes out November 1st, 2011. Check it out here: FLAME OF SURRENDER.
and you can grab the cover off goodreads, why did this ALL go orange on me? This is awkward.
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Expected Publication: November 1, 2011
The boy who follows death meets the girl who could cause the apocalypse.
Krishani thinks he’s doomed until he meets Kaliel, the one girl on the island of Avristar who isn’t afraid of him. She’s unlike the other girls, she swims with merfolk, talks to trees and blooms flowers with her touch. What he doesn’t know is that she’s a flame, one of nine individually hand crafted weapons, hidden in the body of a seemingly harmless girl.
Nobody has fallen in love with a flame until now. She becomes Krishani’s refuge from the dreams of death and the weather abilities he can’t control. Striking down thousand year old trees with lightning isn’t something he tries to do, it just happens. When the Ferryman dies, Krishani knows that he’s the next and that a lifetime of following death is his destiny.
And Kaliel can’t come with him. The Valtanyana are hunting the flames, the safest place for her is Avristar. Krishani can’t bear to leave her, and one innocent mistake grants the Valtanyana access to their mystical island. They’re coming for Kaliel, and they won’t stop until every last living creature on Avristar is dead. She has to choose, hide, face them, or awaken the flame and potentially destroy herself.
*Summary taken from Goodreads.