I’m thrilled to welcome Emily Hayse back to the blog today with her tour for The Last Atlantean! Emily is a lover of log cabins, strong coffee, and the smell of old books. Her writing is fueled by good characters and a lifelong passion for storytelling. When she is not busy turning words into worlds, she can often be found baking, singing, or caring for one of the many dogs and horses in her life. She lives with her family in Michigan.
Welcome Back, Emily!
What have you got for us today?
Thanks Rae, it’s good to be back! Today I’m interviewing Taurus Lamnidae, a cousin of Isurus Lamnidae and second in line to the throne. His hobbies include swimming, dangerous sports involving sharks, and eating.
The summer, for it is hot and it gives me a great reason to swim. I practice a great deal then in the runs.
What is it with asking a violent question? A knife, to be sure. I wear one when I swim, for safety, and I am well-practiced in its use.
What is your greatest fear?
Can’t tell you that.
If you could have any life, what would it be?
I have it. Friends and companions I have grown up with, a rich life and no kingship, sharks and runs and the time and strength to pursue what I love—how could I ask for more than I have?
Best childhood memory?
I remember my father used to take me out in his boat, along with my cousins and the king. We would go out until we were in the middle of the sea in the beautiful sun and we would swim and dive and race in the water until it was nearly dark. I wish there had been more of those days.
If there was one food you could eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Me? I am not accomplished. I want to be, understand, but my fate in life is simply the ability to enjoy it—I can do that, to be sure—not to be good at it.
What do you hate the most in your life?
A foul question again? Can you not ask nice ones? I don’t think I hate anything…coral scrapes, or shark hide burns, those hurt. I will choose that.
Who do you admire the most?
Galeio Triakidae. Have you met the man? Best at lai-ilith-re that ever was. There was no man like him in his day, nor is there now. If I could ever be as good at the sport as he was, I’d die happy.
If you could only keep three things you currently possess, what would they be?
Now you will laugh at me, because I’m going to choose my knife! But it is not wise to swim in the sea without it. So, my knife, my strength (is that an acceptable choice?), and my honor.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I have never seen snow. I should like to go somewhere where I can see something different—like snow.
What is one secret dream that you have?
That would be telling, wouldn’t it? I’ll give you this—to be as good at the lai-ilith-re as Galeio was. But it is no more than a dream, for certain.
What is one thing that makes you cry?
Whenever I think of a hound I once had, the first my father gave me. She was a two-year-old mako, and she had the manners of a queen. But she sickened with a tumor before she was even five. When she was very sick I would go in the water with her some nights and swim beside her to help her when she was tired. Then the Shark Kind took her, to put her out of her pain. You just—don’t forget your first hound.
What is one hope that you have for the future?
A long life and good health to my cousin, Isurus Lamnidae, and many sons for him. His mantle is not one I wish to take up.
Are you ready to read more about Taurus and his friends? I know I am! Here’s a little more info on The Last Atlantean.
“Watch, ye sons of the sea, your doom is at hand. With soundless storm rises the fate of Atlantis.”
As a lighthouse keeper’s daughter, Hattie has always been able to handle anything the Atlantic throws at her. But when a stranger washes ashore in a storm, she finds herself unraveling a mystery that will change her life.
Caught up in a high-stakes game of intrigue and hidden loyalties, Hattie watches legends take shape before her eyes. But as kings and pawns prepare for a showdown that will determine the fate of an ancient world, she wonders whether she has thrown in her lot with the hero or the villain.
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Interested in following the tour? Check out the rest of Emily’s stops!
April 28: Kickoff post: The Herosinger Blog emilyhayse.com/blog
Review/Guest Post: Schuyler McConkey www.ladybibliophile.blogspot.com
April 29: Interview: Anne Rhys annerhysauthor.wordpress.com
April 30: Interview: Allison Tebo https://allisonswell.website/
Interview: Claire Banschbach clairembanschbach.com
May 1: Interview: Esther Jackson https://wevegotpockets.wordpress.com
Interview/Review: Cheyenne van Lengevelde https://thedancingbardess.wordpress.org/blog/
May 2: Guest Post: Rae Graham https://writerraegraham.com/
May 4: Interview/Review: Jameson C. Smith https://www.jamesoncsmith.com/
May 5: Book Review: Gabrielle Emmons gabriellememmons.wordpress.com