Good Morning Realm Watchers! Today's blog post is brought to you by the letter I..as in interview!
Liam was doing a little digging through The Trust's library and happened to find an old interview that was done with the Realm Princes. I guess you would call it a "publicity piece"... After much deliberating, and none too little begging on my part, I was able to convince Liam to let me take a little peek at it. What the librarian didn't know, however, was that I'd brought my handy dandy cell phone with me. I was able to snap a few quick photos of the interview. What I saw, I've posted below...
INTERVIEW WITH PRINCES LUC AND MICHEL OF CELINE; sons of our great KING EDWYN (interviewed by Sherinz of the Tulip Folk)
Sherinz: Good day, my lords. I am honored to have the chance to sit with- *Prince Luc yawns* I apologies, your majesty, am I keeping you awake?
PM: Nevermind my brother, Sherinz. Luc finds discussing anything that doesn't center about himself boring.
PL: And rightfully so, Brother. Can you find a topic more fascinating than I?
PM: The Plague does come to mind...
S: My lords, if we may continue? I would like to begin by asking you about the recent rumors that have begun to mill around The Realm.
PL: We can stop right there...yes, it is true. Michel does, in fact, enjoy wearing women's underwear.
PM: *the prince looks angrily at his brother before focusing on this reporter again* I believe I am aware of the rumor you refer to. Could it be the one regarding the return of a long though race?
S: You have heard?
PL: The rumblings about a Phoenix found within the confines of The Mortal World? That old song and dance? I'm sure your readers would be far more interested in hearing about Michel's love of a silk thong...
S: Yes, Prince Luc...perhaps another time. Prince Michel, yes, the word has been traveling throughout the Realm that the child of Muriel and John Henning, long kept under Revenant Guard, will be making an appearance in Celine soon. Do you care to comment?
PM: At this time, I can tell little, other than to confirm the Henning child has, in fact, turned 16 Human years, bringing to an end the prearrange agreement of her safety.
S: Does this mean that Muriel Henning has been located or that John Henning will be released?
PL: Who do you work for, Wikileaks? Like we'd tell you that sort of information...
PM: At this time and to the best of my knowledge, no- Muriel Henning has not been located, nor is there any plans to release John Henning. What I can tell you is this. An especially close eye will be kept on Maggie Henning. The time is drawing closer to when she must learn of her true nature.
PL: Geez, Michel...could you sound a little more official?
S: Do either of you care to address rumors that someone close to the Henning Girl has been in place by the Revs to-
PM: I think we should stop that question there. No need to broadcast everything...
S: Indeed, your majesty. I have here another report that says a celebration is in the planning stages...that your father, King Edwyn of Celine, is planning to host an introduction of the Henning girl to the Realm Folk. Is this true?
PL: *takes paper from my hand and studies it* You've got to be kidding me? Have you seen this Michel? Really? 300 coin for an orchestra? For that kind of money, seems like we could bring in Metallica...
PM: If King Edwyn is planning a celebration, we know nothing of it.
S: ok... Prince Michel, would you care to address rumors that you've begun studying the Henning girl...making a point to be near her?
PL: this is the first I've heard of it...Michel, are you holding out on me?
PM: While it is true I have been spending more time frequenting the Mortal Realm as of late, rest assured it is only in the case of my music. Decent strings for a guitar are in short supply within The Realm
S: On a serious note, Prince Michel, would you care to adress recent reports of your personal involvement in the Lycanthropic genoc-
***PLEASE NOTE THAT AT THIS TIME, SEVERAL PAGES OF THE INTERVIEW APPEAR TO BE MISSING***
PM: please forgive my brother's sudden departure, my fae friend. Certain topic tend to bring out the worst in the Prince.
S: So I see, my apologies. *Prince Michel bows and signals I continue* I know our time grows short, Prince Michel, so if I may ask you a personal question?
PM: You may.
S: Speculation has been circling regarding your brother, Prince Luc, that there is a growing animosity between your father and him. Do you care to set the record straight?
PM: Their relationship is no more strained than any father and son's. I believe that, given time, they will both be back on a level understanding...that Prince Luc, if you will pardon the phrasing, will remember his place among our people. Now...I have an appointment at a Mortal music store. They hope my playing can bring in more business. It has been a pleasure.
Prince Michel smiles kindly as he stands, then transports himself away, ending our interview.
I'd like to take up this space by welcoming you all the world of Maggie Henning!
Maggie is 16 year old when her life takes a turn, exposing her to beings and things the small town Upstate NY girl has never imagined could actually exist. Maggie's past, at best, has been lived under the cloud of her father's crime. John Henning, currently residing at Sunnybrook Psychiatric Hospital, is serving a sentence for murder for fire bombing a church and killing eight people inside.
Maggie is ashamed of her father's actions, but even though she's begged her mother for a fresh start, her mom refuses. Its unfair and Maggie must endure 10 years of constant teasing, bullying, and ridicule by the other kids in her town.
Maggie has no friends, aside from Stephanie. The daughter of her father's former (and now deceased) partner, Stephanie has tried her best to be a friend to Maggie through it all.
Maggie's world begins to change after getting a rather cryptic letter in the mail. A warning that at the time, makes no sense to Maggie at all.
The first novel in the Maggie Henning series is titled "Phoenix Rising" and is available now at smashwords, amazon, barnes & noble, etc... as well as lulu.com for paperback lovers!
I'll try to post more later, but the night grows dark...and one never can know for sure what lurks in the surrounding shadows...
Lisa C. Morgan
author, mother, reader, fangirl, harbinger of doom, and extreme nerd