Wolf Blood

h3WolfBloodh3pACelticwarriorgirlisheldcaptiveandenslavedbyarivaltribe.WhenfevertakesheronlyfriendsheknowsshemustescapebutsherunsstraightintothepathoftwoRomanfootsoldiers.Thinkingtheywillkillawarriorinstantlythegirldisguisesherselfasabeggarandaskstosharetheirfire.Usinghergiftasaseershediscoversthatoneofthesoldiersisnotwhatheseems.Celticbloodcoursesthroughhisveinstoobutthereissomethingelse.HeisashapeshifteraVersipellum.Heshareshissoulwiththatofthewolf.brbrThegirlneedstoreachtheleaderofherdeadfriendstribeandtheboymustescapetheRomansbeforetheydiscoverhistruenature.Theironlychanceofsurvivalistohelpeachother.ButwhatwillhappenwhentheirpowersarecombinedbrbrstrongN.M.BrownestrongivesinLondonandistheauthorofWarriorsofCamlannHuntedWarriorsofAlavnaBasiliskandTheStoryofStoneandWolfBlood.ShewasbornintheNorthofEnglandtoWelshparents.ThisbackgroundinspiredafascinationwithallthingsCelticandaninterestinhowearliersocietiessurvivedthebleaknessofanorthernwinter.brbrInspiteofstrenuouspracticesheisquiteunabletoshapeshiftperformmagicorindeedcommunicatetelepathically.Sheishoweververygoodatshoutingandbossingpeopleaboutwhichisaswellasshehasfourchildrenahusbandabeardeddragonandahousefullofescapedcrickets.brbrShestudiedphilosophyandtheologyatOxfordteachingatCambridgeandbusinessatManchesterthebossingandtheshoutingjustcomesnaturally.Thereisnoobviousplacetogowithsuchoddqualificationssonowshedoesntgoanywhereanymorejuststaysathomeinfrontofthecomputereatingchocolatedrinkingcoffeeandmakingthingsup.brbrShehasalwaysenjoyedreadingScienceFictionfantasyandhistoricalfictioninfactanythingwhichisweirdandmysteriousandthatsthekindofthingshelikestowriteohandshequitelikeswritingtheoccasionalbattletoousuallywhenallthatshoutingandbossinghashadnoeffectanditstimetofindasword...brbrstrongWolfBloodstrongbrBloomsburyPublishingbrAuthorN.M.BrownebrISBN9781408812556brbrbrph3InterviewwithNickyM.Browneh3pstrongQuestionstrongWhatdoyoulikemostaboutwritingfantasynovelsbrbrstrongNickyM.BrownestrongIlovethefactthatnothingisofflimits.Youcanwriteaboutanythinghoweverweirdandunlikely.IhavealwayslovedreadingaboutstrangeeventsthesupernaturalotherplanetsothertimesandasafantasywriterInowgettowriteaboutsuchthings.brbrbrstrongQuestionstrongWhatinspiredabookbasedonthewerewolfmythbrbrstrongNickyM.BrownestrongIaminterestedintransformationsofallkindsbutIdidntintendtowriteaboutawerewolf.AsIwaswritingasceneinawoodtheRomansoldierwhowasgatheringfirewoodturnedtomeetmyheroine.Therearemomentsinwritingwhereyougettheseinsightswhenthewholeplotturnsupside.ImnotsurewhereitcamefrombutonceIsawhisyelloweyesinmymindseyeIknewthathewasawerewolfandIhadtofindoutmoreaboutthemandhim.brbrbrstrongQuestionstrongHowimportanttoyouisittodevelopastorywithhistoricaldetailsbrbrstrongNickyM.BrownestrongIlikehistoryandalwayshave.Iamdrawntostorieswhichdontrelyontechnologyoronthewaywedothingsnow.MycharactershaveverydifferentchallengesiftheygetlosttheycantphonehomeandIfindthatinspiring.IwanttogetthedetailsofothertimesrightbecauseIamintriguedbythemanydifferentwayswehaveorganisedourselvesthedifferentthingswehavebelieved.brbrbrstrongQuestionstrongWhatinspiredthecreationofTristathecharacterbrbrstrongNickyM.BrownestrongIwantedtowriteaboutacompetentwomanwhocouldhandleherselfinafightandyetwassearchingforheridentity.IlikewritingaboutoutsiderspeoplewhodontfitandsheisawomaninmansworldaCeltwithoutatribeandwithnonaturalallies.AswithsomanyofmycharactersIdidntthinkaboutherbeforeIstartedwritingshejustarrivedonthepagewithherbrighthairherdeterminationandobstinatecourage.brbrbrstrongQuestionstrongFinishthissentenceThebestthingaboutbooksisbrbrstrongNickyM.BrownestrongthattheycantakemeinsidesomeoneelsesmindtransportmetoanothertimeandplaceandIdontevenhavetogetoffthesofabrbrbrInterviewbyBrookeHunterppnbspp


 



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