Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Water Princess, Fire Prince Blog Tour: Interview With Laura!

Hello, everyone! I'm super excited to join in the blog tour for Kendra E. Ardnek's new novel, Water Princess, Fire Prince. I got to beta-read this book, and I can definitely say that it's a really fun read- though you'll have to wait a day or two to read my full review. Today, I have an interview with one of the characters from Water Princess, Fire Prince: Laura, one of the most intriguing people in the book. But first, a little about the story and the author:

About Water Princess, Fire Prince:
When the Lady Dragon does come,
Hold fast, do not fear, do not run.
Your Water Princess will fight,
Fire Prince will set all to right.
Each shall come from a Fall,
Their union will save you all.

Despite the fact that she's on track for competing in the Olympics, and he's practically raised his younger brothers since they lost their mom in a car accident, Clara Mandras and Andrew Stevenson are pretty much normal teens. They have normal hopes, normal dreams, and they live in a normal world.

All this is torn away from them when they are thrust into another world and declared Water Princess and Fire Prince. With no experience ruling a country, meeting each other for the first time, and being expected to fight the Lady Dragon – an evil sorceress plaguing the world of Rizkaland – Clara and Andrew are underprepared and inexperienced. Unless they learn to work together despite their standing opposition, Rizkaland's hope will be lost.

What is to come will change their lives forever.


About the Author:

Kendra E. Ardnek loves fairy tales and twisting them in new and exciting ways.  She's been practicing her skills on her dozen plus cousins and siblings for years, "Finish your story, Kendra", is frequently heard at family gatherings.  Her sole life goal has always been to grow up and be an author of fantasy and children's tales that also glorify God and his Word. You can read more about her on her blog,knittedbygodsplan.blogspot.com.

And now for the interview!

First off, can you introduce yourself to our readers? Tell us a little about yourself, who you are, what you do, and such?

Hello, I am Laura, officially known as the Doorkeeper, though I go by plenty of other names from time to time. I have the ability to open doors between worlds, and, consequently, to travel between worlds at will, as well as travel through time itself. Also, my age fluctuates strangely because of this, so sometimes I look young, and sometimes I look old. It just depends on the door and … a few other weird factors that I don’t properly understand myself.

Ok, so where in your timeline are you now in relation to Clara and Andrew and their adventures in Klarand?

Somewhere between the beginning and the end.  Actually, you see me from six or seven points in my timeline, and they don’t even appear in the right order.

Does all the hopping between worlds and timelines and such get confusing? How do you deal with it?

Well, I suppose it did at first, but I’ve learned to just roll with it. Also, I have a diary of sorts that I carry with me to keep things straight.

What world do you come from originally? I don’t think you’re limited to Klarand/Rizkaland, are you?

No, I’m not limited by any means. I travel between several hundred worlds, some of which earning more time than others. But my original world? I think Kendra wanted to save this as a big announcement of sorts later in the series, but … we’ve discussed it and she’s agreed that you may as well know. I was born on Earth, the result of a long and complicated series of experiments that I played a large hand in myself.

Oh, wow. I never would've guessed! Have you spent much time on Earth? What do you think of it?

Yes, I have. It is a special world to me, being the world of my origin. There is a reason why humans have been allowed to so populate so many worlds. I’ve explored much of its history, having been there for many great events and discoveries.

Cool! Kind of on that topic, certain people have compared you to a character from an Earth TV show, River Song. What do you think of that?

I’m not quite sure I approve of River herself, as she seems a bit trigger-happy and is rather a flirt, but to be told, I don’t mind the comparison, because it is to her that I owe my existence. Kendra had cut my character, then named Sandra, from the story because she was getting too complicated, but after studying River Song, Kendra wanted her back, so she created me.

Because of your time-traveling abilities, can you go back and change the past? Could you, for example, have stopped Amber from doing what she did?

No, on my own, my powers are not that strong. I cannot change time of my own initiation. However, when you see things as I do, when you know the whole story, sometimes  you don’t actually want to change the bits in between. Yes, it hurts to see Amber playing the villain, but I know how the story ends, I have seen the greater good that shall come from her fall. Perhaps I would like to change things, but when it comes down to it, I don’t want to.

I can't say I understand how you could want that . . . but I'll trust you on that. Can you give us any hints of what’s going to happen in the future, after Andrew and Clara’s time in Klarand?

Are you speaking of Andrew and Clara’s future or Rizkaland’s future? I suppose I can give you a hint for each.
Clara and Andrew shall return to Rizkaland, more than once, but they shall suffer great pain because of it.
Rizkaland’s Tela Du is another girl who is very dear to me. She used to babysit me, though she had no idea who I was. Ah, Petra, hers is a dark road she must travel.

Woah, two hints instead of just one. Thanks, Laura, and thanks for the interview!

I hope you enjoyed that interview, everyone! Don't forget to stop by the rest of the blogs on the tour to see what's going on there! Also, Kendra will have some of her books for free on Kindle throughout the tour, so I'd strongly suggest checking those out as well!

Thanks for reading!
-Sarah (Leilani Sunblade)  

Tour Schedule:
August 31st
Here: Introductory Post
Overactive Imagination - Jakob
Flights from the Aerie - Me
Elvish Pens, Fantastical Writings - Me
Shire Reviews
Scattered Journal Pages
A Heart Redeemed

September 1st
Here: Book 2 Title Reveal
Blogs Also Revealing:
Flights from Aerie
Morgan Elizabeth Huneke
Lianne Taimenlore
Dolls, Books, and Things that Matter
Writing in the Light
Jaye L. Knight
Written Rest
Read, Write, Laugh, DANCE
Dreams and Dragons - Laura
The Rambling Rose - Jasmine
Book Crazy Lady - review and interview

September 2nd

Here: Books and Such that have Influenced WPFP
Scattered Journal Pages - Clara
Read, Write, Laugh, DANCE - Me
Writing in the Light - Me
Anything, Everything
Written Rest

September 3rd
My Blog: Ships I Ship Because of this Book
Flights from the Aerie - Andrew
Written Rest - Kiona
Lianne Taimenlore - me
A Writer's Heart
Dreams and Dragons
Kedurah's Korner - Review and Interview
Facebook Party!!! (RSPV Now!)

September 4th
Here: The Initiation
Morgan Elizabeth Huneke - Amber
The Splendor Falls on Castle Walls - Jill Anna
A Heart Redeemed - Me
Jaye L. Knight - Me
Dolls, Books, and Things That Matter
Sutori no Hana
Overactive Imagination - Group review with the Blogger's Younger sisters!

September 5th
Here: Looking Back - A Writing Journey
Dolls, Books, and Things that Matter - Abraham
Dreams and Dragons - Me
writinganyone - Me
Lianne Taimenlore
Flights from Aerie - Dual Review with the Blogger's Younger Brother!
Elvish Pens, Fantastical Writings.

September 7th
Tour Wrap-Up at My Blog!

Free Books!

Do You Take This Quest? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CFDHFT4/

31st ONLY:

My Kingdom for a Quest: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RN7T004

1st – 5th:

Saffron’s Big Plan: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008HYS9W2/


  1. You got to interview Laura? No fair! :) Awesome interview! Laura's from Earth? I'm surprised I never thought of that! And as a Doctor Who fan myself, I love how Laura's compared to RiverSong.

    1. Hehe, I was very excited- as I said, Laura's one of my favorites. I never expected her to be from Earth either, but it does make sense in some ways. Thanks for commenting!

  2. I did expect Laura to be from earth actually. I'm not sure why.

    Pain? Ouch.

    1. Really? Interesting.

      Yes, "ouch" is usually the natural response to pain. Let's hope that it's just an "ouch" type of pain and not a screaming-in-agony type of pain.

    2. Well, Erika, I believe you were in the character chatroom on the Jorum when Laura let it slip. That may be why.

    3. Jorum? Is that a mistype of "forum"? Or something else? Also, either way, where can I find it? *goes into internet-lurker/stalker mode* *in a totally non-creepy way, of course*

    4. The Jorum is our nickname for Jaye L. Knight's forum. You can find a link to it on the announcement thread in the Ilyon group.

    5. Ahhhh. Ok. I'm not on there, obviously . . . maybe I should be. IDK.

    6. Somehow, I'm not surprised you say that.
      How big of a forum is it? Also, are there roleplays?
      (I'm trying not to join too many sites so that the internet doesn't eat all my time . . . plus I want to get a Pinterest account. But IDK.)

    7. There is a character chatroom and a character scene for characters from your own books. It's not terribly big, but it's growing.

    8. Ah, got it. I shall look into it. Danke!

  3. I love Laura, she's so intriguing. The best thing is she will mostly likely be in all of the book more or less.

    1. Very true- and I'm very glad of it, since she's one of my favorite characters! Thanks for reading and commenting!

  4. "Clara and Andrew shall return to Rizkaland, more than once, but they shall suffer great pain because of it."


    I love Laura. But that just broke my heart.

    1. *hugs you*
      Remember, they're in books 5 and 6 as well. Whatever happens, they survive.
      But yeah, emotional anguish isn't fun. If you need someone to pour out your feelings on when the time comes, you know my Goodreads name. And I like getting PMs.

    2. 5 and 6 are the painful ones for Clara and Andrew. Petra and Reuben are the ones with the more turbulent plotline in book 3.

    3. . . .
      Well, thank you for that.
      *debates adding Clara and Andrew to my characters-to-kidnap list*

  5. So. Many. Hints. Eeee! This interview is fascinating. It must have been an exciting to hold. ; )

    1. I know, right? It definitely was. :D