Today is my turn to share with you, Black Dawn!! I’m so excited the author wrote a guest post… if you’d like to read what other bloggers think, click the banner below to find the blog tour details…
What made you explore multiple point of views in your debut novel? Why did you choose to create a world rich in abilities?
Thank you for having me! I love this question!! Black Dawn, wasn’t originally written in third person. My original manuscript I wrote when I was beginning high school, was told in first person by Emory. I left the manuscript alone for seven years, and when I revisited it I realized that I didn’t want to just tell Emory’s side anymore. Each character’s voice and story I vividly heard and imagined. Yes, Emory is my main character, but I knew I wanted the reader to experience all sides of the situation from the secondary characters and my villains point of view. It’s important for me as a writer to go with my gut feeling of how I hear my characters, and when it came to Black Dawn the story never came to me with one voice. It varies for me with each book I write, I am working on a separate upper YA Fantasy series which I am writing in first person, because that’s how I wanted the story to be told, from only my main character.
When it comes to the world of Kiero, I chose to create a world rich in abilities because it really creates the dynamics I saw in the world as a writer. I knew when I first started writing that it would deal with elements of magic and lore, but I clearly saw the Academy in my mind first. From here I answered a trail of questions, about the history, how the magic works, and then the purpose of the Academy. The world really came together fast then, and I knew I wanted to write a story that was almost like the clashing of titans. Might against might, and how the people of Kiero had gotten to this point. From there I assessed the character’s personalities and chose their abilities that suited them, and how they worked together, and against, each other.
With this series it isn’t simply black and white, by writing in third person we get a fuller spectrum of each character and their story and abilities.
by Mallory McCartney
Publication Date: February 14, 2017
Publisher: Clean Reads Publishing
The end of an Empire, the rise of a Queen
Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and upon Emory’s arrival she will discover she is the long-lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.
With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.
Some things are better left in the shadows
Mallory McCartney currently lives in London, Ontario with her husband and their two dachshunds Link and Lola. Black Dawn is her debut novel, the first in a series. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found dog grooming, book shopping and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.
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