Instead, I have an interview with Arthur, one of the heroes of Kendra E. Ardnek's Bookania series. This interview was meant to be scheduled to post during my hiatus. Due to circumstances beyond my control, it didn't happen . . . so, with Kendra's permission, I'm rather belatedly posting it now for you to enjoy.
Hello, Arthur! To start out, why don't you tell my readers a little about yourself? Who are you, what do you do, favorite hobbies, coffee or tea?
I'm Arthur, the newly-crowned king of Britune, I, uh, do king things. My hobbies, which I haven't had time to indulge in lately, mostly involve exploring the tunnels under my castle and collecting bugs. I'm not sure what coffee is, but tea's good. Well, some teas.
Tea is excellent, if you ask me. If my timeframe is right, you were somewhat recently crowned king of Briton. What do you think of ruling so far? What's the hardest part? The best part?
Well, we've renamed it "Britune," but you are correct. It's been interesting so far. So far it's mostly been ceremonies and such. Hardest part has been dealing with people - I've never really had to do that before. Best part is Shira. She's amazing.
I see. Who among your fellow characters are you the closest to? (Excepting Shira, obviously . . . you two are a really cute couple! And excepting Grandfather as well, for obvious reasons.) Who do you get along the least with?
I think of everyone I'm closest to my cousin Robin. I'm not really sure how it happened, though. She scared me at first, but she's really an interesting person, and she doesn't like to hide things like the others do.
I'm not sure there's anyone I completely don't get along with, though. There are people that I avoid, but I don't not get along with them. Does that make sense?
Perfect sense. Speaking of your fellow characters . . . what was your reaction to finding out just who Grandfather, Shira, Madeleine, and the others really are? How long did it take you to come to terms with that?
Well, it was hard to believe at first, I will admit, but I'd seen so many other strange things by that point, it was just another strange thing to get used to. Everything now made sense, and when things make sense, they're not confusing. How long did it take me? About as long as it took them to explain everything.
I ... I really don't know. While I don't like the fact that my great-grandfather was separately from his family and friends, I don't think I would exist if he hadn't, and I certainly wouldn't be the one married to Shira. As for my own life ... maybe I'd not have my father be captured by pirates ... though again, what would that change now? I think it's really best to leave things as they are.
I won't argue with that. Finally, if you could have any Gift or superpower you could imagine, what would you choose and why?
Something that would help me be a good king, because I think I'm going to need all the help I can get.
I'm sure you'll make an excellent king, and I look forward to seeing more of you in later Bookania titles.
Did you all enjoy the interview? Want to know more about Arthur?