The Legacy of Kilkenny
by Devyn Dawson
People ask me all the time about where I got the idea for TLOK. I knew I wanted to write a book about family and friends, but I needed teenagers to read it. Yes, the story is about werewolves, and no they aren't like Twilight. I have absolutely no problem with Twilight's werewolves, I mean seriously who doesn't love them some Jacob, right? My werewolves have more to worry about than a damsel in distress, that happens to be in love with a vampire and a werewolf. TLOK is about friendship, and how far will we go to protect a friend? How far will we go to stand up for what we believe in? How in touch with our humanity are we really, and what would we do to make sure we stayed in touch with it?
My two main characters, Abel Casey and Pru Phelan are beautiful as you can see on the cover of the book. Abel obviously has a crush on the princess of the pack Pru, but she has her eyes on her bodyguard Oakley. Abel is a gentleman about his feelings, and realizes that if he is indeed the Great Wolf, he must stay focused. What is a werewolf story without a vampire? Arien, he is a perfect male specimen, minus the fact he is an obnoxious vampire that needles Pru at every chance he gets. Now we get back to the question about why I chose this subject, the answer is, they are interesting. You have the hierarchy within the pack, as well as the lower ranked members, but all together they form a well defined pack. Isn't that what happens in a family? Isn't that what teenagers deal with in both their friendships and their family? Of course they aren't werewolves and vampires, but they have the same rankings.
That was a long answer to a short question. I guess you'll think twice about asking me anything. I look forward to your comments and I hope to make a lot of new friends.
I have some more exciting news, my book Malevolence Book Two, will be out in Jan 2012. I'm so excited - more info to come soon!