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Character: Temerran, Bard of the Borrows
Do you have a best friend?
I do. A woman who I was taught was my enemy. She’s wise, courageous, warm-hearted, and if I’m being a fool she’ll tell me so. Dia Icante is my safe harbour, but also the wind that fills my sails.
What do you like to do just for fun?
There’s nothing better than a drink and a song with friends, or the company of an interesting woman.
Where is “home” to you and what’s it like?
Home is the Undine, my lady, my ship.
What’s a wrong assumption people often make about you?
To be the Bard of the Borrows is an honour, but it’s a role, a duty. As part of that role, in certain circles, it suits me to appear callow, frivolous… though at the same time it does hurt my ego to have my intelligence so underestimated.
What is your favourite season and why?
Late spring and early summer are the best times for sailing in the north, though in late summer the storms that gather can certainly be exciting and challenging!
Do the stars hold any special meaning to you?
As a sailor they certainly do, I’d literally be lost without them.
Do you expect to grow old or die young?
Between the sea and the evil I have faced, I never expected to live long, yet here I am in my fifties, and with more to live for than ever. I hope I have a few more years.
What is your greatest fear?
Letting down the people I love.
What is your opinion on pets and do you have any?
My lifestyle makes it difficult to have a pet, and it would be unfair to have one and not give it the life it deserves. I’ve seen the bond some people have with animals though, and can see they’d be a blessing.
If you could have any meal in the world right now, what would it be?
My cook, Ivon, makes a simple but very tasty dish. Sardines stuffed with sundried tomato and herbs, on some fried bread. But it’s the company, more than the food, that makes a good meal.
What do you need in life to be happy?
It’s Dia who comes to mind when you ask that, but it’s… complicated. A good wind, a calm sea, my friends around me, and a new horizon to explore.
About the Book
Fire Walker Book Four
by Emma Miles
Published 1 May 2021
Page Count: 439
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Is prophecy real; can Arridia and Joss defeat a god?
Evil never sleeps, and neither can the fire spirits who have guarded Kesta and her family so faithfully for more than fourteen years. United in a desire for peace, the four lands beneath the sky have enjoyed relative stability, but under the surface stirs unrest. Greed, ambition, disquiet, rebellion; and the ever-present threat of Geladan’s crazed god discovering she has been fooled.
Quiet Arridia is a Raven Scout, dedicated to the principles and hopes of her parents. When an opportunity presents itself to come home, she grasps it, longing to settle and find the love she has patiently waited for.
Fun-loving Joss is drawn to the court of Elden with all its colour, noise, and intrigue; but has he taken on more than a young man can survive?
Raven Fire is the final part of the breath-taking Fire-Walker saga.
If you could, would you dare to change the world?
About the Author
I often get asked when I knew I was a writer; the answer is always. A writer is what I am, it’s in my soul. There have been times in my life when I couldn’t write, and times when my writing has been the only thing that kept me going. I think I always longed for something deeper from life, something more meaningful, and I found it in my imagination and in the music of words.
It was poetry which first caught my attention, and whilst my younger cousins called for ghost stories it was animals I first wrote of. I think I gravitated toward fantasy because of the freedom it gives, I could create my own worlds and decide my own rules. My Wind’s Children trilogy was born from an image that came to me whilst daydreaming, of a young man sitting alone below a bridge. I didn’t know who he was; it turns out neither did he, but we found out together.
I’m now working on my eleventh book and love writing more than ever, it’s an addiction, an obsession, but one I now share with my wonderful writing family. My beta readers, my editor, and you, my readers, having you with me on my journey means the world to me.
I write as much as I can around work, but I also try to squeeze in a ridiculous amount of hobbies! I’m a wildlife photographer and do a little archery. I paint, sculpt with clay, withies and driftwood, preferring to be outdoors if I can. I still have a love for the theatre, having started out in life studying backstage crafts, and a great love for language. I speak a little French, Romanian and Italian, ma non molto bene!
Thanks for reading this. If you read any of my books and love them, please come say hello and tell me, you’d be surprised at how much that means to an author.
Take care of yourself.
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