Lady Dragon, Tela Du BLOG TOUR ||| Character Interview with Summer

The sequel to Water Princess, Fire Prince is finally here!

Two girls with one face
Two girls with twisted fate
One in purple, one in red
One shall speak the other’s death
Who shall win their final war?
Lady Dragon or Tela Du?

Amber, the Lady Dragon, has been promised a fifty-year reign over Rizkaland and nothing can stop her from claiming it. But when you've lived six thousand years, fifty is such a pitiful number. Only one person can keep her from making this reign permanent - the Tela Du, a girl who shall share Amber's face.

The last thing Petra wants is a magical world interrupting her plans for a normal life, let alone an ultimate battle against the Lady Dragon with only one prophesied survivor. She has her childhood best friend, Reuben, at her side, but she's not sure if he's more of a help or a hindrance right now. Though she'd much prefer to just return home and forget about this whole crazy affair, things change when she discovers that the world has surprising connections to her own family - including her sister who disappeared without a trace two years before. Still, Rizkaland can't possibly expect her to risk her very life, can it?

Alea: Thank you so much for joining me, Summer!
           As a child, did you ever daydream about going to another world?

Summer: No, but sometimes I allowed my brother to talk me into taking part in his games. Not often, because he often made me the evil witch. Which could be fun ... but one can only take so much of being the bad guy.

Alea: Hehe. :) I have a friend who always played the "everyone else" roll in our pretend games.  So, since you don't daydream about world-hopping, what are some of your hobbies?

Summer: Hobbies are things people do as an excuse to not socialize. Although I do enjoy photography. My mom gave me a digital camera for Christmas last year, and let me tell you - those things are the future!

Alea: Photography is a wonderful hobby!
Does your name fit your personality?

Summer: Does yours? I mean, I'm told I'm pretty hot, and Summer's hot, and I'm more of an in-the-moment girl and summer is the best for living in the moment.

Alea: I'll take that as a yes, then.  :) Coffee, tea, or spiced pomella cider?

Summer: Coffee. Black and bitter.

Alea: Coffee is an awesome invention...though I don't like it black.
What is family life like at your house?

Summer: Uh, well, I have older brothers who are identical twins and are frequently annoying. My parents run a jewelry shop. We homeschool with my cousins, Mondays at my Aunt Helen's, Tuesdays at the Ardens, Wednesdays at Aunt Violet's, Thursday's at my house, and Friday is homework on your own. Although Reuben is at the Arden's whenever he has the chance because he and Petra are a thing, but not a thing, and it's ridiculous.

Alea: Thank you so much for joining me today, Summer!  It was lovely talking with you!

           You can read some more of Summer in the snippet below!

Ashley didn’t hesitate. She ran back out of the house and then walked across the street to Queen Michelle’s house. Summer answered the door when she knocked.
“Did Petra change her mind and chase you off?” Summer asked, narrowing her eyes as she leaned against the doorframe.
Ashley took a step backward and hastily shook her head. “I – I need to talk to your mother.”
“Because…” It was sometimes so difficult to not mention Rizkaland to people who didn’t know about it. “Because Mum wants to talk to her.”
Summer rolled her eyes. “You do know that you really don’t have to call her that just because Petra does. In fact, it annoys Petra when you do. Unless you enjoy annoying Petra, and last time I checked, you didn’t.”
“Mum suits her,” Ashley quickly answered, glancing down. “It sounds more respectful than ‘mom,’ and I can’t call her ‘Mother.’”
Summer raised an eyebrow, but instead of questioning Ashley’s statement, she straightened with a toss of her hair. “Well, why are we standing in the doorway wasting cold air? If you want to talk to my mom, come in and find her. Last time I checked, she was home.”

To read the first chapter, you can visit this link, or you can buy the book!

Book 1 in the Rizkaland  Legends is FREE on Kindle until the 24th of October!

You can read my review of it here.
Kendra E. Ardnek is a homeschool graduate who picked up a pen at an early age and never put it down. The eldest of four, she makes her home in the Piney Woods of East Texas with her parents, younger siblings, giant herd of giraffes, and honor guard of nutcrackers.


  1. "A thing but not a thing." *snicker*
    I will admit that Summer is not my favorite character . . . but I do like her attitude here (and her sass). And photography-loving characters are fun- well, I like any character who shares a hobby with me. Great interview!

    1. Summer's not my favorite either, but she has such a fun attitude to write. Especially when she and Petra go head to head. And I actually didn't know about the photography until this interview.

  2. Being the bad guy can be interesting, but I was usually the servant. I can see Summer making a good bad guy, though. "A thing, but not a thing." Love it!

    1. Oh, she made an excellent bad guy.

      She clearly doesn't approve of the relationship between her brother and his best friend, yes?

    2. And I was usually the double agent. I always wanted to join in the fun, but I never wanted to be against anyone - I wanted to be on everyone's side. Even during snowball fights, my role was usually spying and throwing snowballs at trees. :)

  3. Thank you for having Summer over. I think she actually enjoyed the interview, even though she says otherwise.

    And I cut the wifi question not because of the spoilers but because the book is set in 2004 and wifi wasn't really a thing yet back then, and I didn't feel like sitting Summmer down and explaining it. And since you gave me the option of replacing a question...

    Anywho. Summer.

    1. Well, I'm glad she secretly enjoyed it. ;)

      That's exactly why I put extras!

  4. I loved her view on hobbies, even though I disagree. :) also, the school schedule is interesting. :)

    1. Mmm. About the school schedule, I hadn't realized that all four families lived that close. That's a useful bit of information for future developments.

    2. They all live on the same street, so it's convenient for them to share teaching like that.


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