I was blessed to receive a copy of Shadow of The Fox in the post, and I knew when I got the chance to work with Julie herself I absolutely had to. I wanted to do something special (although there will be a review to come) and I figured, why not a little book tag? (I love making them faaar too much). These are Julie’s answers, but I will soon post mine and then tag some of my favourites. You don’t have to have read the book to do the tag, so let me know if you enjoy the questions and want to participate! ^-^
P.S: In case you haven’t read the book, all of the questions are connected to themes from SoTF ❤
Music: Flutes are heavily featured in Shadow of the Fox, but are they your favourite musical instrument? If not, what is your favourite? (And why)?
I actually played the flute back when I was younger, though I haven’t practiced in years and have unfortunately lost the skill. I think my favorite musical instrument is the violin, because the notes can be filled with so much emotion. It’s hard to describe, but listening to a slow violin is like listening to longing or sadness given sound.
Demons: Many of the main characters are plagued by mythological demons. What is one rational/irrational fear of yours?
Tornados. I used to have reoccurring tornado nightmares, where I would be running from an approaching tornado, or I would look out my window and see a dark funnel cloud approaching. Not sure if its rational or irrational, but that’s my fear.
Kitsune: A human with aspects of a fox is featured in this book, if you could be part-animal, what animal would you want it to be?
Probably a dragon. Because who wouldn’t want to be a dragon?
Scroll: The scroll promises to grant a wish that will spark a new dawn. If it existed in this world and you got your hands on it, what would your single wish be?
That’s a hard question. I don’t know if I’d go with something huge, like world peace or immortality, because who knows what kind of ramifications would come of that? It always seems that the bigger the wish, the bigger the problems that come of it. So I think I would wish for something small. Like a new car. Or for my house to never be covered in animal hair. (I have two Australian shepherds and two cats. The shedding is real.)
Dragon: You obviously adore dragons (evident in both your Talon series and your new release) but do you have another favourite mythical creature?
The kitsune is actually my other favorite. I love foxes, and foxes that can shapeshift, have illusion magic and play pranks are even better.
Samurai: Shadow of the Fox has a wide range of strong characters who are great at kicking ass. Who is one strong fictional character (from any book/movie) that you love?
Toothless. (Lol, you did say any fictional character.) Toothless the dragon is strong and adorable, and I love him lots.
Magic: This YA fantasy is packed full of magical elements. If you could have one magical power what would you want it to be?
Either flight or teleportation. If I could poof myself across world to visit all the places I want to travel to, that would be awesome.
World-Building: You’ve always been able to create such dynamic worlds that I’d love to visit, but if you could go on holiday for a week right now (to any fictional or real place), where would you go?
Japan. I’ve never been, and I’ve always wanted to go. I would visit all the castles, shrines and temples, buy all the anime and eat all the sushi. 😀
Fantasy: What is one fantasy book you’d recommend to someone who loved your books, both Shadow of the Fox and Talon?
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Gorgeous world building, wonderful characters, and a lovely star-crossed love story that will just gut you. All the best elements, really.
I was lucky enough to get 2 copies of Shadow, so I’m hoping to do a giveaway with my section of the book tag! Look how pretty they are!!!