We are so excited to be participating in the blog tour for Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller. We have been looking forward to this book since it was announced and can’t wait for everyone to read it. Tricia was nice enough to answer a few questions for us about the book but before we share that with you, check out what the book is all about!Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller
(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Also by this author: Daughter of the Pirate King, Daughter of the Siren Queen
Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 26th 2019
Genres: Epic, Fantasy, General, Romance, Young Adult Fiction
An eighteen-year-old chieftain's daughter must find a way to kill her village’s oppressive deity if she ever wants to return home in Warrior of the Wild, the Viking-inspired YA standalone fantasy from Tricia Levenseller, author of Daughter of the Pirate King. How do you kill a god? As her father's chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: To win back her honor, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying.
Q: Describe Warrior of the Wild in 5 words.
A: Ax battles! Evil God. Monsters.
Q: Where did the idea for Warrior of the Wild come from – was there something specific that made you feel like you needed to get this story down on paper? Or was it driven by a specific character first?
A: After finishing the Daughter of the Pirate King duology, I was tired of writing sword battles. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good sword fight, but I wanted to do something new for my next book. That’s when Gimli and his ax popped into my head. The entire world and plot of WOTW first came from my desire to use axes in order for my fight scenes to feel different!
Q: We know that everyone will have their own list of favorite scenes in Warrior of the Wild, but we want to hear about yours. Do you have one? Or maybe more than one? Were there any scenes that were cut in editing that you wish had made it into the final print?
A: My favorite is the underwater fight scene! It was different to write, and there were new things I had to think about (like breaks for breathing!). As for cut scenes, there was a little bit of banter that was deleted. I was sad to see it go, but it didn’t quite fit with the characters’ personalities, so it needed to be done.
Q: This is one of our favorite questions to ask authors. If you had the chance to introduce one of your characters to a character from any other author’s book, who would it be and why?
A: I’d like to introduce Iric to Jesper from SIX OF CROWS. I can’t even imagine the mischief they’d get into.
Q: What’s next for you? Are you working on anything right now that you can tell us about?
A: I have another standalone fantasy releasing next year! We haven’t released the title or concept yet, but it’s maybe my favorite thing I’ve written!
Make sure you check out the other stops on the tour and definitely pick this book up as soon as you can!