Treason Blog Tour: Character Interview with Braeden Drakonin

Welcome, one and all, to the Treason blog tour for S.M. Boyce's stunning new high fantasy novel!  You may recall that the Lichgates tour was my first ever tour here at Sarcasm & Lemons, and also one of my favorite new series.  Well, guess what?  The sequel is just as amazing!  

Today, we have a special guest: Braeden Drakonin, heir to the Stele and one of the main characters in Treason.  Also my favorite character, incidentally.  He'll be telling us more about his wonderful self. 

But don't stop there.  Check out my review of Treason and once you realize how fantastic it is, go look at the other tour stops for more fun, reviews, giveaways, and much more!  

Without further ado... 

Alright, Braeden.  I have a few questions for you today.  Will you marry me?  Ha, oops, how did that get in there.  I mean . . . when did you begin to realize that your feelings for Kara were stronger than just friendship? 

(Laughs) I’m afraid I’m taken, but thank you. This is a bit of a personal question to start off, but I guess we can roll with it. To be honest, I don’t even know when I actually fell for her. It happened sometime while we were travelling to each kingdom. Even after I realized the Grimoire couldn’t…uh, help me, I couldn’t bring myself to leave her.

I think that’s the thing with love, though. It sneaks up on you.

Gavin makes some big changes in this book.  How were you feeling about him by the end?  Do you think you'll ever be close to him again?  

Eh…Gavin. I hope so. We grew up as brothers, and I want that back. I don’t know if I could ever truly trust him again, but I’d like to hope that’s possible.

What was it like for you when Kara was playing the protective card and afraid to get close to you? 

Infuriating. Maddening. Frustrating. Adorable. That woman…I don’t know how she hooked me like this.

We see a lot of darus in this book, from Aislynn's shimmering extra-sensation to Gavin's thorny armor.  Can you tell us more about the daru?  

Well, I’m not sure how detailed you want me to get, but the daru is a royal’s raw power. Some say it’s our soul, but we’ll never know for sure. The only known fact is that we become absolutely powerful and draw energy from our subjects. Some of us have added powers, like Aislynn’s heightened senses. I don’t have that.

What's your favorite kind of Earth music? 

Good one! I haven’t gotten that question before. I’d have to say I love dark cinematic music. You know, those scores and soundtracks made for movies. I get lost in those songs.

If the other yakona were no longer prejudiced against Stelians, would you consider living full-time in your Stelian form?  

Probably not. I spent the better part of my life in my Hillsidian form. It’s comfortable. It’s what I know. If I don’t have to change, I won’t.

Alright, last one.  Would you really consider going to live in Scotland if the war never ends?

Hell yes. Scotland is an amazing place, haggis and all.  

Well, that wraps up our interview.  Thanks for visiting Sarcasm & Lemons!  

(Winks) My pleasure.

Oh, stop, you'll make me blush.  

And for the rest of you...go check out the rest of the tour, and don't forget to get your very own copy of Treason!  

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