The Barrow

2/10/09

Newsarama Interview, Part Two

The second part of a two-part interview with me is up today on Newsarama. In this part, I got to talk some about Midwinter, and here's what I had to say about it:

I always use the catchphrase, "It's the Dirty Dozen with elves." It's story about how every 100 years, there's a winter that comes to the land of Faery. It's the land of summer twilight, where the weather never changes. What makes winter come is a big part of what the story is. We have our main character, Mauritaine, who was a one-time captain of the queen's royal guard. He's been imprisoned as a traitor but now has a chance to clear his name. In order to do that, he's going on a mission where his survival is not a requirement -- only the success of his mission. He and the people he chooses from among the other prisoners to help fulfill his mission cross the country, and we get to see what this place is like and who inhabits it. While all this is happening, there's a war brewing. And all of this sort of comes to a head at the same time.

There's a lot of people hitting each other with swords. There's a lot of wizards on battlefields hurling magical things at each other. There's a romance. And some humor as well.

1 comment:

Rene said...

I'm looking forward to this. I was intrigued before, but "the dirty dozen with elves" sounds downright awesome. Plus, you know, everything in that last paragraph.