Welcome to the Burned: Dragon’s Trust, Book 2 Blog Tour!
Today I am delighted to have both Krista Wayment, the author, and Renick from the story here to answer some questions. Let’s start by hearing from Krista.
Burned is the second installment in your Dragons’ Trust series. Is there anything you know now you wish you knew when writing the first book?
Yes. I wish I knew how hard it is to write a sequel. But even though it was hard it was so rewarding! Besides that I felt like the first book laid a good foundation for the rest of the series and that book 2 built on it really well.
Where dragon names are insights into people, what do you wish your dragon name was?
Hmm. That’s I a good question. I’m not sure I’ve ever thought about that one before. I think maybe I would choose “wise.” Being wise to me means having a knowledge about life and the world that comes from experience. I’d like to think I am brave, or kind, or trusted, but it is wisdom that I value most. When you are wise you know how important kindness is, how to be brave even when you are afraid, and others will trust your knowledge.
What do you think your dragon name actually would be?
Probably tired 🙂 That seems to be what I am the most anyway 🙂 Oh, I also made some fun quizzes on the series website where you can find out what your dragon name would be: http://www.dragonstrust.com/p/blog-page.html
Inspiration for books come from many places. Where does your inspiration come from most often?
Reading. Or watching tv and movies. When I take in what others have created it inspires me to create my own things. They aren’t always similar but some times. I really love watching reality shows like Survivor because of the dynamics between people. I get inspired by relationships and human nature a lot.
What part of returning to the world of Dragon’s Trust was hardest to you? Was it an obstacle you hadn’t expected?
In between books 1 and 2 of the Dragons’ Trust series I wrote a humerous middle grade science fiction book. The hardest part for me was to keep Renick from sounding like Xavier—because they have very different character voices. But once I got into the flow of things it all sorted out.
I was actually expecting it to be a problem because I experience it a lot when switching between projects.
If you could be any kind of dragon, what would you choose?
I’d be a medium size one that can fly fast. Probably green with silver coloring. Really smart but with a sharp tongue. You know because I’m *totally* not snarky in real life 🙂
Thank you Krista for your time and fun answers!
Now Renick, thank you for agreeing to an interview as well. I’m sure you’ve got lots of chores to do at the dragon stables.
Renick, when last we saw you were off to start your apprenticeship as a dragonhand. What about this job has been your least favorite?
(Shrug). I like all the chores where I get to work with the dragons. So maybe when I have to run errands for my Uncle. Oh, mucking out the stables. That’s one thing I don’t like doing. And Lainey always complains that I smell afterwards.
What about being around people again has caused the greatest stress in your friendships with Thane and Lainey?
Well, we don’t have as much time together. Thane especially is really busy with his training to be a dragon knight and all. Lainey and I hardly get to see him anymore. Since Lainey’s aunt takes care of our dragons I get to see her a lot.
It’s also hard to find time to talk about the Dragon Kind, since we have to keep it a secret. We have to watch every word we say.
Where the only dragons in civilization aren’t intelligent, what has been the hardest part of maintaining your relationship with Plyth?
He’s still young enough that he doesn’t realize that the dragons I work with every day aren’t like him. He always wants to meet them. Wrytha has to keep explaining that he can’t go into the city. Plus he is growing so fast! A whole lot faster than I’m used to. He gets so excited when he sees me, I have bruises all over.
After spending time among dragons, what part of civilization are you the most glad to have back?
Beds. Nice soft beds. Dragons like to sleep in nests which are nice, but much more suited to giant lizards then little humans. Yep, I’m really glad to have a real bed again.
Thank you Renick and Krista for your time today. I can’t wait to read about what happens in Burned. The eBook is available now for all dragon lovers (and those soon to be converted) here.
by Krista Wayment
Renick, apprentice dragonhand, discovers that nothing can stand in the way of a dragon’s thirst for revenge.
Caught between an outcast dragon and his human prey, Renick and his friends must find a way to appease the dragon’s burning anger. Together, Renick, Thane and Lainey learn new magic, rescue a kidnapped friend, and evade the dragon hunters while they try to prevent a war. What they find is that not all burns can be healed.
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Want to find out more about this exciting books? Check out the other pages in the blog tour!
Mikey Brooks: www.insidemikeysworld.com Author Interview.
Ann Hunter: annhunter.blogspot.com Book Highlight.
Bonnie Gwyn: www.bonniegwyn.blogspot.com Guest Post by Krista Wayment on Bonnie Gwyn’s blog.
Laura D. Bastion: www.lauradbastian.com Book Review.
Krysten Lindsay Hager: www.krystenlindsay.com Book Highlight.
Lindzee Armstrong: http://lindzeearmstrong.blogspot.com Book Highlight.
Jenna Eatough: http://mistglenmoon.net/blog Author and Character Interview.
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