Friday, 17 February 2017

Wucaii - Author Interview

Wucaii is an urban fantasy/post-apocalyptic book. We were afforded the opportunity to have an email-interview with the author, Pembroke Sinclair. This is completely spoiler free.

It has been 500 years since Aelana has been home, and a lot has changed in that time--including her.  
As a half-dragon, half-human hybrid, she has been traveling the universe destroying worlds.  Both anxious and excited to return, she wonders what she will find. Her memories of home are filled with pain and loss, especially for her first and only love.  She knows he won't be there, but will his memory?  Will her anguish remain? 
What waits for Aelana on her home world?  Find out in this exciting urban fantasy novel by Pembroke Sinclair.

What genre would you place Wucaii in?
I would say urban fantasy. To be honest, finding a genre for this story was a bit difficult.

Could you briefly summarise Wucaii?
It is the story of Aelana, who is trying to come to terms with who she is and finding her place in the universe.

A half-dragon, half-human hybrid sounds quite eccentric! What personality qualities did you give Aelana, and how would she vary from a standard human?
Well, the most apparent difference would be in how she looks—she has scales and wings.  However, she still retains a lot of human qualities, including emotions and uncertainty.  Part of her has the dragon’s logical side and magical power, so she has to figure out how to balance those two sides.

What was your inspiration in writing this? 
I am fascinated with hybrids and what it means to be human, so it just came together.

Which character in Wucaii was your favourite to write about?
Aelana.  I like her flaws and uncertainty, but it was also a blast writing about her strengths.

What is your favourite quote in Wucaii?
“Saving everyone was impossible, but not everyone was worth saving.”

Are there any authors or books in particular that influenced your writing?
Not really.  I love to read, and I try to read a lot, so I find inspiration and influences in various places.

You've written in a fantastic range of genres; which is your preferred?
Zombies and young adult. 

What is your favourite book? 
I have multiple favorite books, but the one I read over and over is Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

Once we're all cleared from exams, we'll hopefully get a chance to read Wucaii ourselves and put up a full review of the novel, let us know your thoughts on the book below. If you, like us, are tempted to read this then the Amazon link is below;

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