Monday, April 29, 2013

Fields of Elysium by A.B.Whelan: Character Interview

 
 
 Today's Interview is with Victor Sorren, hero of Fields of Elysium
 
Tell us about your family.
 
I’d rather not talk about my family. Those who know me are familiar with the story of the poor orphan Victor Sorren. And those who don’t, well, they wouldn’t want to hear it anyway. It’s kind of a downer.
 
What was the scariest moment of your life?
 
When you don’t value your own life nothing really scares you. The first moment when I actually feared for my life was when I met Molly. Since that moment I feel a vital need to stick around for her.
 
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up
 
I always wanted to be a Sentinel Master. Sentinels are highly skilled warriors. I just turned eighteen and have been accepted as a Sentinel Apprentice. It’s all incredibly surreal and exciting for me.
 
Do you play any sports?
 
I’m an outdoor guy. I enjoy all kinds of sports and I frequently compete in the Ecmentur Games. Usually my best friend, Weston, wins. He is extremely competitive, but the last time I entered, I decided to do my best. I won for Molly because she believed in me and I could not bear the thought of letting her down.
 
If you could apologize to someone in your past, who would it be?
 
Probably my adopted family. They had given me everything I needed to be a happy child, yet I was never the contented or the grateful son they deserved. My entire life was blinded with hatred and revenge. I see it now. I have a lot of making-up to do. 
 
What would we find under your bed?
 
My bow and arrows. Probably a couple of knives.
 
Tell us about your favorite restaurant.
 
Weston’s family owns Tirus’s Kitchen. His dad is the greatest inventor of our times, so the place is equipped with very cool gadgets. Weston inherited his father’s ambition. The restaurant has four-dimensional menus that Weston himself designed and of course the food is amazing.
 
What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
 
I’m not sure what kind of things surprise Earth people. Not a lot of things, as far as I’ve observed.  Maybe the fact that when I followed Molly back to Earth for the first time, I concealed myself under an invisible field with a bow and arrow drawn and pointed at her heart. If she had revealed the secret she had sworn to protect, I would have let the arrow fly. Now, I can’t believe that I did such a thing.
 
Is there a piece of advice that you have received that has really stuck with you? If so, what was it?
 
Love and hate can’t be nourished in the same heart. Ulka de Tino told me this when I was a young boy. It’s up to us, which one to choose. We always have a choice.
 
What’s the coolest thing on Earth that you wish you had in Arkana?
 
Peanut butter!
 
It must be a struggle to deal with humans from Earth. What is the most difficult thing to deal with and what is it you like best about “earthlings”?
 
The most difficult thing I see is the human capacity for destruction. Against nature and each other. I really don’t understand it. However, what I do like best about humans is that they never give up. No matter how bleak things may be, they always dig deep and have the fortitude to push forward and strive for a better day. It’s incredible. Really.
 
Do you ever think about what may happen if the wormhole between both planets ever closed?
 
All the time. In every moment of my life I try to find a solution to stay together with Molly forever. There is so much I want to show her. Once you experience the feeling that you belong to someone, you never ever want to let go.
 
Thank you for having me. I’m sorry if I disappointed you, but I’m really not a man of words.
 
On the contrary, it's great getting your views on these things, and I'm sure out readers agree. Thanks so much for your time!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Fields of Elysium by A.B. Whelan

How can love mend a heart full of hate?

Small town girl, Molly Bennett, moves to Los Angeles where she becomes an outsider while attending Beverly Hills High School. It seems life cannot be any more dreadful. Then one day after school, something magical happens. On a secluded hike in the Hollywood Hills, Molly chases her disobedient mutt and only friend into a hidden cavern. She stumbles upon a strange glimmering gateway that transports her to Arkana, a planet that is the cradle of an advanced human race. There, teenagers navigate amazing flying vehicles, compete in perilous games for glory, and possess supernatural powers. While Molly tries to wrap her mind around this unbelievable discovery, she meets the alluring and mysterious Victor Sorren. He is a Sentinel Apprentice, whose hatred toward people from Earth is beyond understanding. Yet every time Victor unpredictably saves Molly's life, his heart draws closer to hers, no matter how much he tries to fight against it. It further complicates things that their growing friendship is strictly forbidden. Earth people are prohibited in Arkana, yet Molly continues to cross through the portal to Arkana to see Victor. Torn between their double lives, they go down a dangerous path, from where there is no return and multiple endings.

Fields of Elysium is a suspenseful, romantic tale full of forbidden secrets, unimaginable danger, deception, and the never-ending fight for true love.


PRAISE

"The novel's take on otherworldly travel is a compelling one, and the romantic plot will likely appeal to Twilight fans." - Kirkus Reviews

"I expected a good love story with a paranormal twist. I got so much more. I think you should take the chance and read it. Let this book take you on the adventure, fall in love." - Young Adult and Teen Readers

"Fields of Elysium is a fabulous read. ... Whelan paints her faith into the fabric of her story with deft, light brushstrokes, making her work accessible to all, no matter their spiritual beliefs or background." - Readers Favorite

"I escaped into this fantasy world, author, A.B.Whelan, created and I didn’t want Molly to go. From detailed descriptions, to sweet romance, and to all the twist and turns in the story, it had me captivated from page one." - Mary Ting, author of the Crossroads Saga

"Whelan's writing is very vivid and descriptive. It's more formal than the average YA novel, but I enjoyed the lyrical and mesmerizing quality to it. I thought the overall story read like a fairy tale--very sweet." - Megan Thomason, author of Daynight




Author A.B. Whelan

A.B.Whelan is a Hungarian born, American writer. She currently lives with her husband and two children in Southern California.
While growing up in a wealthy Eastern European family, she had a chance to travel Europe. Later as an adult, she visited Africa and the Middle East and lived in Ecuador and in Crete.


















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