After much probing (and waiting), King Dominic the 13th has agreed to an interview for my blog! I hope you’ll enjoy learning even more about the Tognir kingdom and my upcoming novel, “Kingdom of the New Moon,” from the perspective of its minitagonist!
Aly: Welcome aboard, Dom!
Dom: That’s “King Dom” to you, if you must shorten my name. *mutters something about Kar-Togs*
Aly: Whatever. Anyway, I just have a few questions for you. You seem quite young to be a king. How old did you say you were again?
Dom: I am 19 years old and qualified in every way to run my kingdom, thank you very much.
Aly: …I never said you weren’t, but we’ll move along. What is your ruling style? How do you govern the Tognir people?
Dom: We’ll just say that I have a way with the crowd that works wonders to appease any issues that may arise. And so far, I haven’t had any. *eyes glow bright green*
Aly: That’s very nice. *looks away quickly* So that seems to be working well for you. As young as you are, have you thought about marrying at any point in the future?
Dom: *sniffs* I have yet to find a mate that suits me.
Aly: Surely there are plenty of eligible ladies in the kingdom who would love to marry you.
Dom: Oh, certainly. I just don’t want to marry any of them. I need excitement in my life. Something wild and different, like myself. *flashes a grin*
Aly: I see. What do you like most about your kingship?
Dom: The people love me. To them, I can do no wrong. And I get what I want, when I want it. No questions asked.
Aly: That’s interesting. And nobody challenges you?
Dom: *sighs* I do pay attention to Luc, my High Guardian. I would never admit that to him, though. He was a friend of my father’s, and as such, holds a great deal of respect in the eyes of the kingdom. I try my best to let him know his true place as often as I can, but with him, I have to be very careful.
Aly: This Luc seems to hold a high rank, too.
Dom: Yes, and that is unfortunate. Still, he fulfills a vital role in the hierarchy, and so I suppose I’ll just have to deal with that.
Aly: Well, it seems your kingdom is well-structured. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about yourself or your kingdom?
Dom: No. You are dismissed, Kar-Tog. *waves me off*
Aly: …I live here.
Dom: *glares at me* …Fine. *stands and leaves*
Well, there you have it! I hope you enjoyed this interview with Dom, the minitagonist of my upcoming novel “Kingdom of the New Moon!” And don’t forget to check out the protagonist interview with Eli here!
Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you on the next ship in!