Today, dear readers I have a very special treat: An interview with an author! I recently became friends with a young lady named Kendra Ardnek who, like myself, loves fairy tale and fantasy. She and I connected through a Facebook group called "The Arista's Band of Fairy Tale Retellers", a group I joined because of our similar aims: to use our talents and love of fairy tales for God's Glory.
So, I would like to bring you a special feature on her newest novel "The Worth of a King."
Welcome to another list! On this list you'll find the heroes that have influenced my writing the most, from the earliest days of my (remembered) childhood, to my teen and adult years. You'll also find more book heroes than what was on my "15 Villains" list and more ties for characters who are linked in my head. I chalk that up to being a visual learner. Anyway, let's get this show on the road with number 15!
15: Sir Small from Sir Small and the Dragonfly by Jane O'Connor
"Sir Small and the Dragonfly" is an easy reader that my mom bought for me when I was learning to read, when I was maybe 5. I can't count how many times I read the story of a tiny knight and his valiant battle with the dragonfly. A loose retelling of St. George and the Dragon from the Faerie Queene, this book captured my interest, for a reason I couldn't understand at the time. Having lost my original copy in a house fire, I found a shiny new replacement in a Borders and of course, $5.99 was a small price to pay for childhood memories regained! I also collect picture books and fairy tales, so it fit right in.
Growing up, video games were not a thing at my house. We had some CD-ROM games of the educational type, like Carmen Sandiego, but that was all. When I was a kid if we wanted to play games, we broke out board games. We had lots of classic games at our house, and could spend a good deal of time playing them, and many of them you can still get to this day! Let's look at a few favorites.
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