Monday, October 24, 2011

Days of the Dead Tour with Gail Z. Martin

Author Gail Z. Martin is hosting her annual Days of the Dead blog tour, and she’s kicking it off with plenty of giveaways, special interviews, downloadable treats and hot news.  We have one of only five different interviews Gail has done with her vayash moru (vampires), a group that play a significant role in all of her Chronicles of the Necromancer and Fallen Kings Cycle books.

In anticipation of the release of The Dread, Book 2 in The Fallen Kings Cycle January 31, 2012, Gail has most generously provided a prize pack of a set of the books to date (signed!) which include The Blood King, Dark Haven, Dark Lady’s Chosen and The Sworn.  This is an action-packed epic fantasy with terrific supernatural elements and I highly recommend it to UF fans that also like fantasy.

To enter the contest, please fill out the form below. Feel free to leave a comment for Gail or if you have read the series share some impressions with other readers.

Interview with Kolin
By Gail Z. Martin, author of The Chronicles of the Necromancer and The Fallen Kings Cycle series.

Here, I'd like to introduce you to Kolin, a 250 year-old vayash moru in the service of Lady Riqua of the Blood Council.  In the Temnottan conflict, he has been charged with protecting Aidane, a Nargi ghost whore who has communicated vital information from the spirits to aid Queen Berwyn and the Principality forces.

Q:  What has immortality taught you?

A:  That memory is also immortal and a heart that no longer beats may still break.

Q:  Lady Riqua has given you great freedom, first to lead the efforts of the Ghost Carriage to help persecuted vayash moru escape from Nargi, and then to accompany Jonmarc Vahanian north to Principality City as Aidane's bodyguard.  Why?

A:  Jonmarc Vahanian has been a patron and champion of the Ghost Carriage, allowing us to use Dark Haven as a place of safety.  He has risked everything on our account more than once, although he is mortal.  For that, he has earned my loyalty and the admiration of Lady Riqua.

Q:  You have the skills to fight on the front lines, yet you remain in the Principality castle protecting Aidane and Queen Berwyn.  Is this the best use of your talent?

A:  The queen is young and newly come to her throne at a time of great danger.  My presence in the palace helps to assure her safety.  Aidane brings a rare and valuable gift to the service of the queen in support of the war effort.  I would protect both the queen and Aidane at any price.

Q:  What is your biggest disappointment about immortality?

A:  That even the passage of centuries does not erase regret.

Please check out my Days of the Dead online blog tour—there are lots of other free downloads, drawings for free books, excerpts, interviews and fun—details are at

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