I’m Samantha and I come from another world – the original, old Silvery Earth, where people are immortal and never grow up. When I’m not switching bodies at will, I travel to other universes, especially books or movies. That’s how I met Rajveer the vampire, for example!
So, I’m taking over the interviews on this blog! And here I am, meeting people from other books/universes/whatever!
My name is Olek, I am also known as the Shadowdancer. My age? I suppose I’ve seen 40 summers or so. I am the man-servant of Archos, Lord of Tremellic. Although I have other more…unusual skills. I’m a thief and an assassin, a spy and a cheat. Those are among my better qualities (winks).
Black hair shot through with red and gold, half-elven, hazel eyes.
Do you have an enemy or nemesis? If so, who are they and how did they become an enemy?
The Order of Witch-Hunters and the slavers. I am a half-elf, an outlaw and an adept. I am illegal. In Erana elves are nothing, less than cattle. Archos treats me well, I am trusted and valued, but he is unusual in that. Most humans treat elves badly, after all we spread the Plague. It’s a lie, but a lie is often believed.
I am totally behind you. I’m considered a witch! Would you kill for those you love? And would you die for them?
Yes. Without a thought for my own life.
Where do you live?
I live in the Tremellic Valley, in the land of Erana. We are lucky, it is very secluded at the foot of the Jagged Peak Mountains, and circled by the Shimmering Forest. The Witch-Hunters rarely come. Or at least that used to be the case.
Ozena. She’s a strong, talented woman. She has spirit but she is also innocent in many ways. She makes me a better man. Often I think I’m unworthy, after all I have done. She seems to think otherwise, don’t ask me why.
I can’t blame her! You don’t seem that bad at all! What is the biggest challenge you face in the story?
Fighting slavers and Witch-Hunters. On our journey to the Shining Citadel we battle monsters, impossible creatures, and very many Witch-Hunters.
Sometimes following the orders of my master. He often has his own agenda which I cannot always fathom. He risks his life and his liberty. He’s a mage you see, and therefore his mere existence is illegal, as is mine. My life belongs to Archos, so on my own account I have no claim. If he were to die, the blades of the Shadowdancer would be aglow with vengeance. I’d have no purpose left if he were to fall…
Do you have a family? Tell me about them.
Ozena, Archos and Dii’Athella are my family. I have no blood family, my mother died many years ago, and to my knowledge I have no children.
I can call the shadows to my bidding.
That’s really cool! What 2 or 3 questions do you wish I’d asked and what are your answers to them?
Why do I do what I do? It’s simple. I, we, fight for freedom, for vengeance and for the honour of a land which has very little. We fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.
Wow, I’m impressed! A half-elf with all these talents… I really should check that book!
Barb’s note: Authors, you DON’T want Samantha messing with your worlds, trust me! Ask Joleene Naylor how it went when Samantha met her vampires!
Olek appears in The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles – Book I
The Shining Citadel – The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles – Book II
Briefly also in The Stolen Tower – The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles Book III
The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles series – an adult fantasy/fantasy romance series, with a touch of erotica.
The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles – Book I
In a dark world where magic is illegal and elves are enslaved a young elven sorceress runs for her life from the house of her evil Keeper. Pursued by his men and the corrupt Order of Witch-Hunters she must find sanctuary. As the slavers roll across the lands stealing elves from what remains of their ancestral home the Witch-Hunters turn a blind eye to the tragedy and a story of power, love and a terrible revenge unfolds.
Available as an e-book in all the Amazon stores, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Apple, and the Smashwords associate stores.
Also available as a paperback on Createspace and Amazon.
The Shining Citadel – The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles –Book II
Who rules in this game of intrigue where magic is forbidden and elves enslaved? Journey where beliefs shatter like glass, truth is unwelcome and monsters from ancient times abound: share the romance and revenge, magic and passion, and the wages of greed in a world of darkest fantasy. (Please note the 18+ rating.)
Available as an e-book in all the Amazon Stores, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Apple, and the Smashwords associate stores, and in print on Amazon.
Available as a paperback on Amazon and Createspace.
The Stolen Tower – the Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles – Book III
What stalks the land cannot be, but is.
Where magic is outlawed a troll Shaman calls from her deathbed to her heiress, Mirandra Var, daughter of the storm. Mirandra vows to find her missing kin, sort friend from foe, and claim the dangerous secrets guarded by unthinkable creatures. If she succeeds, she will become the leader of her tribe. If she fails there will be no tribe to lead.
Tales of Erana: Myths and Legends
Tales of Erana: The Warrior’s Curse.
Tales of Erana – Volume One.
Containing all the Tales of Erana short stories to date, collected in one place. Paperback only.