Today it's our pleasure to feature an interview with one of the characters from the eBook, The Treasures of Carmelidrium, by N. R. Williams. Nancy submitted this interview as part of her blog book tour. The complete book tour schedule is available at her blog. You can read the interview with Renwyk, Lord of the Symberveen (the antagonist), tomorrow at The Journey, Colene Murphy's blog.
At the end of the tour, Nancy will give away e-books (for Kindle, Nook, or iBookstore) to three winners. Just follow the tour, leave a comment, and include your e-mail address with each comment. On Feb. 1, 2011, she will draw the winners, announce the winners on her blog and email the winners. The more you comment, the better your chances.
About The Treasures of Carmelidrium: "When a hooded man steps in front of her car, Missie is thrust through a portal into a medieval world where she encounters monsters and mythical creatures. Here, her flute has magical powers to heal and destroy and to empower 'The Treasures of Carmelidrium.' She is romanced by a prince and hunted by the villain. Will she find her way home? Does she want to?"
Interview With An Elf, Nilmalith:
Thank you Patricia for hosting me. Today we have a unique opportunity to ask an elf some questions. I hope you read more and learn what Nilmalith has to say.
Q. Nilmalith, what can you tell me about elves?
Nilmalith: My people are a little mischievous. (He grins, and when he does, his pointed eyebrows lift up straight across his forehead. I almost started to laugh).
Q. Have you always lived in Gil-Lael? (The name of this alternate world.)
Nilmalith: We don’t live in Gil-Lael now. Our country is called Anora.
Q. But isn’t Anora in Gil-Lael?
Nilmalith: Oui, it is. Anora is near the eastern sea, midway between the north shores and the south of Gil-Lael. However, the humans, and king, of Gil-Lael, do not rule us. We have our own king and queen.
Q. (Back to my original question). “Did the elves always reside in this world?” (Nilmalith’s ears actually pointed even further. I didn’t know what to think of that).
Nilmalith: We came from your world during the age of iron, I remember it well.
Q. What do you mean, you remember it? That was thousands of years ago.
Nilmalith: Oui, thousands, but to an elf not as long as it may seem to you. We live forever.
(I’d heard a lot of tall tales, but this one was a little hard to believe). Q. You mean you cannot die?
Nilmalith: Not from disease as humans do. Our lives are eternal. We only die if pierced through the heart. Then, we travel to the final destination and watch the world unfold with knowing eyes.
Q. So, you don’t live forever?
Nilmalith: To live and to live be two lives that differs.
(I decided not to question that statement, I mean, would you)? Q. It is said, that the queen of the elves can manipulate time. Is that true?
Nilmalith: Oui, it is a simple thing for an elf to travel through the curtain of time.
Q. Then other elves can also manipulate time?
Nilmalith: Time is not stable. We learned this long before you humans did. With a wave of our hand we can travel at will. Back and forth through numerous worlds, and numerous time periods. A child in your world may come across an elf even today. We just don’t remain.
(Nilmalith turned his head to peer into the birch wood forest of Anora where this interview is taking place. I heard laughter, like tinkling bells on a gentle breeze. He turned back and in his lilting voice said).
Nilmalith: I must leave. It is determined that you have asked enough questions. (He got up).
Nilmalith continued to walk and as he did so he hovered just above the earth. I could swear there were pools of light at his feet. In a moment, he vanished into the woodland.
There you have it. A little taste of the elfin world. If you have questions, I’ll be back all day to answer them. I hoped you enjoyed this interview.
N. R. Williams (Nancy)
Thanks so much for sharing this interview with us at Chiseled in Rock, Nancy.
N. R. Williams lives in Colorado with her husband. She is delighted to have two three year old grandchildren, cousins. She’s a long time member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and has been privileged to attend conferences and workshops. Since her formative years, she’s been inventing fantastical stories and writing them down. While she majored in art in college, she didn’t make a living at it. Now, she uses her skills of observation to create fantastical worlds, interesting characters and stories that touch the heart.
To learn more about Nancy's world of fantasy and The Treasures of Carmelidrium, visit her at her blog, N. R. Williams, Fantasy Author.
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