An Interview with the Author of Noble Magic: Joni Parker
About the Book
Title: Noble Magic: The Chronicles of Eledon Book Four
Author: Joni Parker
Lady Alexin (Alex) battles a band of mortal wizards known as the Octagon, discovers the mysteries of the five legendary diamond eggs, and finally comes into her true powers gifted to her by her conquests and the gifts of her Titan ancestors. Tasked with the seemingly impossible, Alex must find a way to restore the entry points to Seaward Isle or see its inhabitants face certain destruction as the grid holding Eledon together threatens to fall apart.
About Joni ParkerI was born in Chicago, but graduated from high school in Phoenix, Arizona. I have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, an MBA, and a Master of Military Arts and Sciences Degree from the U.S. Army. I retired from the U.S. Navy with 22 years of military service and after my husband passed away, I worked another 7 years in federal civil service. I retired again to write and recently moved to Tucson, Arizona.
Tell us about your newest book.
My newest book is called “Noble Magic” and concludes “The Chronicles of Eledon” series. In this book, Alex, my main character, must prevent the destruction of the Elf World (Eledon) and finds the answer lies somewhere among a treasure of diamonds, a gang of wizards, and government reform.
Is it available now?
Yes, as an ebook and in print.
Have you published any others?
My first published series is called “The Seaward Isle Saga” and includes “The Black Elf of Seaward Isle,” “Tangled Omens,” and “Blood Mission.” The second series, “The Chronicles of Eledon” has four books, “Spell Breaker,” “The Blue Witch,” “Gossamer,” and “Noble Magic.”
How long have you been writing?
Writing didn’t become a passion until 9 years ago when I met Alex, my main character.
What inspires your stories?
Initially, the “Lord of the Ring” series inspired me to write, but since then, anything can spark a new story.
Is theme an important concept in your stories?
I don’t write with a theme in mind; it’s too confining.
When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
About 9 years ago, I developed a character with a lot of stories. I had to write them down or go nuts. Then I decided to publish them and my journey as an author began.
What do you look for most in a book when you’re reading, and how do you incorporate that into your own writing?
I can’t read a book without looking for errors, but I also look for any violations of the ‘rules of writing.’ I’ve learned that it’s all right to break them now and then.
What can we expect to see from you in the future, any books on the backburner?
I have another series in the pipeline called, “The Admiralty Archives” and it begins with my next book, “Curse of the Sea.”
Is there anything you want to add before we close our interview?
Thank you for helping me get the word out about my book. Marketing is the worst part of being an author and websites like yours help a lot.
You're welcome, and thank you very much for being with us today.
Good luck with your new book.
A Excerpt from Noble MagicFrom Chapter 3
Prince Darin bowed to Lord Ashur. “While I was waiting for the Keeper, one of my ship’s captains delivered an urgent report. As you know, every month, the Water Elves send supplies to Seaward Isle. Two weeks ago, two of my ships, the Rambler and the Crustacean, set sail for the island and were due to return four days ago, but they haven’t shown up yet. I’ve sent several ships out to check the entry points to Seaward Isle, but they can’t be found. I’d like the Mentors’ help.”
“Of course. The entry points are the only things holding Seaward Isle to Eledon.”
Lord Odin rose from his chair. “This could be a disaster, my lord. The Mentors must give it high priority. Seaward Isle must not detach from Eledon. It could fall into the mortal world and take us with it. It must be fixed. It can’t be overlooked any longer.”
Alex’s eyes grew wide. This was a real problem. Concerned, she glanced at her grandfather. His face was pale and he was sweating. But she also knew he was depending on her to find a solution. She didn’t have a clue.
Lord Ashur frowned. “I agree this is a problem. Members, rise as we call upon the Mentors.” He rose slowly from his chair and raised his hands. “Mentors, greetings. We call upon you to assist us.”
In the middle of the room, a small flame appeared above the white pedestal. It was slightly larger than a man’s hand and emitted no heat—this was how the Mentors manifested themselves to the Elves. A female voice came from the flame.
“Lord Ashur and members…”
With a roar, the small Mentors’ flame erupted into a large fireball, touching the ceiling. From the raging fire, a man’s ugly face appeared and his deep voice boomed. He spoke in the mortal language called the common tongue; few in the room understood what he said. Alex, Lord Odin, and Lord Root understood it because they’d lived on Seaward Isle with mortals; Lord Ashur waved his hand to translate the man’s words into Elf.
“Who killed Shinjan?” The man’s dark beady eyes glared out at them. He had a large crooked nose; his skin was pasty-white, and he had a mane of scraggly black hair. When he opened his mouth, long flames of fire flowed out like snakes. “Who killed Shinjan?”
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