Thank you for having me as a guest on your blog today, Bridget. I’m happy to be here to celebrate the release of Beneath the Thirteen Moons, and I’m looking forward to talking with you and your readers again! Here’s a list of the top ten reasons I hope readers will fall in love with my hero, Korl Com’nder:
Top 10 Reasons Why Readers Will Fall in Love with Korl, the Hero in Beneath the Thirteen Moons
Number Ten: He is prince of Sea Forest, a watery world where trees grow up from the ocean floor, and all life is supported in the canopies. He lives in the Palace Tree, an enormous structure carved within the very tree itself. What woman wouldn’t mind falling in love with a prince?
Number Nine: Although accustomed to a life of luxury, Korl considers himself a healer first, and being a prince secondary to that. He uses zabba, a special tree root that can either kill you--or if you have the tolerance--give you magical powers to heal beyond the scope of our own technology.
Number Eight: Korl is also terribly arrogant. He knows nothing about the dangers of the wild swampland beyond the city, but refuses to consider himself at a loss. Perhaps that’s more of a flaw, but for my heroine, Mahri Zin, he makes her laugh, and sometimes that’s the greatest gift of all.
Number Seven: He likes Jaja, Mahri’s pet monk-fish, who has the body of a monkey, little webbed hands, the scales of a fish, a tail that spreads out into a fin. But I think most importantly, Jaja also likes Korl. Jaja is a good judge of character and more intelligent than most people would at first guess.
Number Six: He can wear a crown of flutterflies just as elegantly as he can one of precious stones.
Number Five: He makes love to my heroine in a giant blossom called the xynth flower, which only blooms once every thousand moons.
Number Four: In order to save a child’s life, Korl consents to a mind-bond with Mahri, using the magical powers of the zabba root. It binds their magic together; a joining that will risk his very life.
Number Three: He follows Mahri into madness to save her life from an overdose of the zabba root. Once Korl realizes that he loves her, he will do anything to keep her by his side.
Number Two: Korl puts his own happiness above Mahri’s, for life in the palace for a wilding makes her feel trapped and unhappy. He loves her enough to let her go.
And the Number One Reason readers will fall in love with Korl is: He changes the entire world to gain Mahri’s love.
Which reason do you like best? I’m looking forward to responding to any comments!
Thank you so much Kathryne for stopping by! -Bridget
BENEATH THE THIRTEEN MOONS BY KATHRYNE KENNEDY—IN STORES DECEMBER 2010
He's a ruler in a divided world... In a magical watery world of the Sea Forest, the divide between the rulers and the people is an uncrossable chasm. Handsome, arrogant prince Korl Com'nder has lived a life of luxury that is nothing more than a fantasy to the people he rules. Until the day he is accidentally kidnapped by a beautiful outlaw smuggler and is forced to open his eyes to the world outside his palace walls. She's an outcast, but at least she has her independence... Mahri Zin would stop at nothing to save her village, and when they needed a healer she didn't think twice about kidnapping one. But when she realizes that the healer she so impulsively stole is none other than the crown prince of Sea Forest, Mahri knows that she has a chance to change the fate of her people...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kathryne Kennedy is a multi-published, award-winning author of magical romances. She’s lived in Guam, Okinawa, and several states in the U.S., and currently lives in Arizona with her wonderful family—which includes two very tiny Chihuahuas. She welcomes readers to visit her website where she has ongoing contests at: www.KathryneKennedy.com.
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