The Tour Schedule
Hello everybody! Today I’m one of the tour stops on the Keeper of the Reign blog tour. Today author Emma Right is stopping by to discuss world building and the importance of character names in her novel! Stick around until the end for the giveaway where you can have a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card OR Paypal Cash!
(Guest Post with Emma Right)
I wanted to make everything count for Keeper of Reign — in that even the names had to have a purposeful meaning and significance to the world of Reign.
For instance, Jules was supposed to be named Jewels because his parents had thought they were going to have a girl? So, he actually hates his own name…poor guy. Tippy’s real name is Toepee because she has such large toes. Tst Tst, the girl with the unpronounceable name, loves big words because she hasn’t found a word as difficult to pronounce as her own name.
The main villain Gehzurolle, is German for Confounder because that’s his main tool — to confound the Elfies.
And Whisperer? In some ways you can say there are many Whisperers living in our society, in this day and age. Scary, right? Whisperer is the nay-sayer, the fear and rumor mongerer, the Doubt Monster. He comes to you in your dreams and in many guises…listen…had that negative thought? Ahh! Whisperer might just be next to you.
Even the names of places have meanings. Why “Reign”? Because when the King first created the Elfies He meant them to reign and have dominion over their land but they goofed up…and hence the curse, and the story. Why Handover — the land across from Brooke Beginning? Because the Elves there have always thought that by the works of their hands they can succeed in life and for the most part, they didn’t think they even needed a King, let alone read the Ancient Books, meant for those puny Elfies, who are smaller than them in size.
Books written in blood. Most are lost, their Keepers with them. A curse that befell a people. A Kingdom with no King. Life couldn’t get more harrowing for the Elfies, a blend of Elves and Fairies. Or for sixteen-year-old Jules Blaze. Or could it?
For Jules, the heir of a Keeper, no less, suspects his family hides a forgotten secret. It was bad enough that his people, the Elfies of Reign, triggered a curse which reduced the entire inhabitants to a mere inch centuries ago. All because of one Keeper who failed his purpose. Even the King’s Ancient Books, did not help ward off that anathema.
Now, Gehzurolle, the evil lord, and his armies of Scorpents, seem bent on destroying Jules and his family. Why? Gehzurolle’s agents hunt for Jules as he journeys into enemy land to find the truth. Truth that could save him and his family, and possibly even reverse the age-long curse. Provided Jules doesn’t get himself killed first.
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Emma Right is a happy wife and homeschool mother of five living in the Pacific West Coast. Besides running a busy home, and looking after too many pets, she also enjoys reading aloud to her children and often has her nose in a book. Right was a copywriter for a major advertising agency during her BC years. BC meaning “Before Children,” which may as well have been in the BC era, as she always says.