Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Interview With An Elf, Nilmalith: A Stop on the Blog Book Tour for The Treasures of Carmelidrium by N. R. WIlliams

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.

Posted by Pat Stoltey


N. R. Williams said...

Greetings everyone, welcome to my blog book tour. I hope to see you about and will check back soon.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

I always wanted to ask an elf questions, but never found one, so I'm glad one of Nancy’s characters was so accommodating and interesting.

Bob Sanchez said...

Hi Nancy,
I like the idea of interviewing your characters. Good job!

N. R. Williams said...

I love the elves in my stories. They are fun and I'm glad you enjoyed this little piece Jane.

Thank you Bob...I'm glad you stopped by.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

N. R. Williams said...

Remember Everyone.

Leave your comment with your email so I can enter you into my ebook contest.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Patricia Stoltey said...

Interviews with characters are such a good idea. I've never tried this with my own characters, but I love reading those other authors have posted.

N. R. Williams said...

I think it's much more entertaining than to simply tell about a character or plot line. Thanks for hosting me Pat.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I love character interviews. You're having an awesome blog tour.

Anonymous said...

Well now, that was very interesting. As a reader new to fantasy, I did not know elves could live forever in their elven bodies, although it can be said we all live forever, just not in our current bodily form.

Being able to traverse time at will they must also understand how to open and close portals, or wormholes, at will. Amazing. Thanks for the interview. I feel a little more enlightened.

Margo Benson said...

I love interviewing my own characters, although most of time they just talk at me! At least Nilmalith was co-operative for a while. The answers are intriguing, aren't they?
Thank you for stopping my blog yesterday and for your kind comments.

Tony Benson said...

Hi Nancy. Another interesting post, thank you. It's interesting and so important to get into our characters heads, and the more we do so the more we're able to 'converse' with them. It really is a part of the fun of creative writing!

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Susan.

I thought you would enjoy this Stephen since you are into all things sci fi. Elves border both the realms of fantasy and sci fi I think.

Nice to see you again Margo. I'm glad your enjoying the blog book tour. You left your email so I have you entered into the contest.

Hi there Tony. I must agree with your comments. Meeting our characters is both challenging and enjoyable. You also left your email so you are also entered in my contest.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Holly Ruggiero said...

Very cute. Enough questions time to leave.

The Golden Eagle said...

I love this character interview!

Mary Vaughn said...

A unique interview of a most fascinating creature.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Elves are such little imps!

Clarissa Draper said...

Cool look into the lives of elves. I don't know enough about these little creatures.

N. R. Williams said...

Mischievous little guy Holly.

I'm thrilled Golden.

He is interesting Mary.

You've got that right Alex.

The elves in my fantasy aren't anything like Santa's elves. They have strong opinions Clarissa.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Jan Markley said...

Great idea to interview your characters!

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Jan.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

gideon 86 said...

Hi, Nancy,

Coming late to the party. What a fun interview! It's so like Nilmalith to be so matter of fact.

I just love his ease and grace.

I cant' wat io see what Renwyk has to say tomorrow. I hope Colene can handle him. Well she is a gorgeous blue eyed blonde just like Missie so maybe he'll be captivated. Let's hope.


N. R. Williams said...

LOL Michael, you tease. Thanks for dropping in.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Mason Canyon said...

Great twist on an interview.

Thoughts in Progress

Patricia Stoltey said...

Nancy, thanks again for bringing Nilmalith to life here at Chiseled in Rock. We've had a lot of fun.

L'Aussie said...

Hi Nancy. Thanks for this peek into the lives of your elves and their fantasy world. This was a great interview, very imaginative. It is a wonderful way to spread the word about your book.

Denise :)

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Gotta watch out for those mischievous elves.

jeffrey beesler (at) gmail (dot) com.

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Mason.

I thought it was great fun Pat, thanks for letting me post here.

Hi L'Aussie, I think the interviews are a blast and a good way to peak interest in my story.

You're so correct Jeffrey, those elves are mischievous. I've got you in the contest since you left your email address.

Thank you all for the comments.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author