Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Chronicles of Kale By Aya Knight

Kale is the last one of his kind in Ravondore. General Jedah has killed every dragon in the land except for Kale Firehart. He has only one friend that can save him from Jedah and his army, and that is Thomas an old sorcerer. Thomas only choice is to turn Kale in the thing that he hates the most, a human. Kale now an 18 year old human with human and not so human friends, depart on a journey full of magic to save the last dragon.

If you loved Finnikin of The Rock you are going to like The Chronicles of Kale. The author takes you on an adventure that you’ll enjoy. We see Kale in the beginning as a dragon that hates humans and while the book progresses we start seeing Kale growing into his human body and trusting those around him. The Chronicles of Kale is the first in the series and I can’t wait to read more of Kale’s adventures. This book is enjoyable and is well written.

Author interview : Aya Knight

What inspire you to write this book?

I have always been drawn to fantasy, even at a young age. Life is great, don’t get me wrong … but there are times when it’s nice to venture off to someplace different from our own – to put yourself in the shoes of another individual and live their journey. I have read many great books, and even enjoyed many hours with my dad playing D&D where I’ve explored amazing worlds and quests. At a point in my life, the story of Kale began to swarm within my mind and I knew that it was something I wanted to share with the world.

When is the next book for The Chronicles of Kale coming out?

The sequel is officially in the world (working title: The Chronicles of Kale: A Dragon’s Revenge). However, there is no set release date at the current time. I recommend those interested to sign up for the newsletter at, or to join me on Facebook for updates and news.

What was the hardest part to write in the book?

The hardest part was dedicating time every day to writing – pushing myself to sit and write, even when I had 101 other things to do. There are times when I would get stuck, and couldn’t envision where I wanted the story to go. I learned that there are times when you need to take a backseat and let the story do the driving.

How do you choose the names for your characters?

Some of the characters in the book are named after individuals I personally know. Others were names that I was drawn to . . . they felt natural and fit.

What is your favorite novel by a different author?

There are actually 2 (I know, I’m cheating here, but I love them both) Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. It was one of the first books that got me heavily interested in reading, and in time, inspiring me to write. The other is The Hunger Games—this book was so amazing that I instantly fell in love with it. It fully immersed me.

Do you have any writing quirks?

I suppose the only thing that comes to mind is that I write best at night. It’s a bit difficult to toggle at times since usually, by this time I am exhausted and occasionally fumble words that later need editing…but it tends to be when my best ideas come to life.

At a movie theater which arm rest is yours?

Whichever one isn’t between me and a complete stranger. : )

Thanks to Aya Knight for being so cool and answering my questions!!

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