Monday, June 6, 2016

Realm Explorers Part XCXIII: Visit the Shinrin Kingdom with Ciella Naden

Welcome to Realm Explorers!  In this weekly series, we visit a variety of unique worlds created by talented science fiction and fantasy authors.  Enjoy your travels!  And don't forget to read to the bottom of the post to find out more about each author and see how to purchase the featured book. 

Author’s name: Ciella Naden

Title of book and/or series: Faowyn

Brief summary of the story:

Fourteen-year-old Evely takes a nature walk in the forest to collect fern leaves for her biology class. But what she discovers there will question how she sees nature.

Evely enters another world full of giant talking animals. This is Faowyn's world...where foxes are royal guardians who live to protect humans. But from what?

If we were to visit The Shinrin Kingdom as tourists, what would you recommend that we see or do there?

You definitely have to visit Aloof, the gigantic owl. In fact, just let him be your tour guide. Also, make sure you visit Rose’s garden. You’ll leave mind-blown.

What dangers should we avoid in The Shinrin Kingdom?

Just across the field is an “enter at your own risk” place because the evil, blood-sucking Chishio roam there, and they hunt humans.

Is there a distinct or unusual type of food or meal that we might be served in The Shinrin Kingdom?

If you arrive in time for breakfast, you’re likely to be served duck eggs and turkey bacon. Also, Rose likes to put herbs in your drink, so watch out.

What types of vehicles, animals, technology, etc. are used to travel in or to The Shinrin Kingdom?

No transportation is needed; you just sort of stumble upon it if you’re out walking in the forest.

What types of plants, animals, or sentient races might we encounter in The Shinrin Kingdom that we don’t see on Earth?

Most of the animals in The Shinrin Kingdom will look familiar, but they are all much bigger than they are on Earth. They walk on their hind legs, and they talk! The Chishio are wolf-like creatures, but they are far viler than Earth wolves.

What role, if any, does magic or the supernatural play in the lives of people in The Shinrin Kingdom?  If there is magic, please give some examples of what it involves or how it’s used.

Faowyn, his mother, and his sisters all have powers in which they can control certain elements. Faowyn can make balls of fire in his paws and throw them when needed. Faowyn’s mother can turn things to ice or make snow. There are more cool things to learn in the story.

Are the days of the week and months of the year the same in The Shinrin Kingdom as on Earth?

The time in The Shinrin Kingdom does not pass nearly as quickly as it does on Earth.

Who is in charge there at the moment, and what kind of leader is he/she?

The Shinrin Kingdom is ruled by Faowyn’s mother and father, King Trestor and Queen Icelia. The Chishio Kingdom is ruled by the leader of the pack, Master Ashton. 

Author Autobiography:

Ciella Naden is the 16-year-old daughter of Author Cynthia P. Willow. She began her writing career with a home-school assignment when she was only thirteen years old. Cat Tales and Whiskers was published the following year. Ciella has now published her second book Faowyn.

Ciella began acting at the local theatre at age 16, and is currently taking acting classes. She runs her own crocheting business to pay for acting expenses. She LOVES foxes and hopes to have her own one day. She enjoys playing digital rhythm games, listening to music, watching Anime, swinging, and singing.

Ciella's dream is to one day act in television and movie roles. She admires Nat Wolff, Freddie Highmore, and Helena Bonham Carter.

Where, and in what formats, can we purchase your book(s)?  Please include links.

Where can readers connect with you online? 

Instagram: ciella_naden99

YouTube: Faowyn book trailer:

Cat Tales and Whiskers book trailer:

I hope you all enjoyed the trip to the Shinrin Kingdom.  Questions about the world or the book?  Ask them in the comments and the author will get back to you!  

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Please join us again next Monday for a trip to another world, in Realm Explorers Part XCXIV!
-Annie Douglass Lima

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