Today I’d like to welcome, Landon, the hero from Andrea Cooper’s second book in her Son of Dragons series to Jenna’s Journal.
1. What is your greatest strength? Greatest weakness? How have they shaped your life?
My greatest strength is loyalty. It is also my greatest weakness. I am loyal to my friends, because I have so few of them. Too many only placate me because I am a prince. When I find someone who doesn’t bow to me just because of my title, it is refreshing. However, being loyal to my father and his last wishes before his illness left him unable to communicate or move, has left me betrothed to a woman I’ve never seen.
2. What first drew you to your hero/heroine?
Hearing my liegeman’s tell of how Mirhana, this warrior maiden, had saved him from a deadwalker. I was intrigued on meeting her—this woman who fights the undead—saves the innocents and doesn’t bask in the glory and praise of her accomplishments. She was a mystery. Then I saw her across the street and her emerald eyes haunted me. I had to know her.
3. Would you like your writer to create a sequel for you? Why or why not?
Yes! In fact, she is revising and rewriting War of Darkness Book 3 in the Legends of Oblivion.
4. What do you do for a living?
I am a prince. So I do what is expected of me. However, I long to be free of responsibilities and shackled inside a palace. To roam the countryside fighting for the people, basking in the sun after a cool bath in the river, and sleeping under the stars.
5. What is your greatest fear?
I fear losing myself in rage. I have to keep calm at all times. Often, I joke to ease the tension of a situation. I cannot allow myself to get upset. When I get angry, bad things happen.
Once, when I rode out with Gillespie, he fell off his horse and was dragged for miles. I remember screaming his name and racing my horse to stop his. My friend lost consciousness.
The next thing I remember, we were at the place doors and I was naked and covered in blood. Pieces of Gillespie’s horse strewn across the ground. My mother told me it was a Griffin. She and father had killed it when we didn’t come home after a few hours. My own horse was so frightened by the encounter it wouldn’t come near me. I gave it as a gift to Gillespie to replace his horse.
6. What is your most prized possession?
The medallion my grandmother gave me. It’s a pendant was a silver dragon twisted around on itself with a ruby as its center and eye.
7. What is most attractive to you about the opposite sex?
Strength. Many may think women are weak, but they are stronger than men give them credit for. Women love and fight fiercer than any man I have ever seen. Do not underestimate them.
8. Have you ever thought about getting a tattoo, what would it be and where
Mirhana already has one. When she emerged from the Dragon Cave and test, an image of a dragonhead formed upon the side of her neck the color of moonlight scales, the body disappearing under her tunic. The sun burst through the horizon and colored the front of the cave. Then the moonlight faded and the image of the dragon was gone.
I’m thinking of having a smaller version of Mirhana’s dragon tattoo upon my right arm.
Thank you so much, Landon, for sharing some of your personal information with us. 🙂
Blurb for Son of Dragons: In a time of false peace, the dead rise as soldiers for the Warloc’s scheme. For thousands of years he has stood ready for the final battle. Though the witch and her cursed Elvin have destroyed his physical body, now with his protégé, he has honed a new way to wage war. Shunned by her own people and weary-hearted from centuries of lost loves, Elvin warrior Mirhana scours the land to silence the undead. Her heart has turned as cold as the sword she wields, until a prince seeks her aid. Never has Prince Landon met a woman like Mirhana. Both beautiful and deadly, she haunts his dreams. The battle at hand becomes more enchanting than fighting to remain true to his unseen betrothed. When a traitor emerges, new alliances are tested and the only remaining hope is to follow the prophecy and find the … Son of Dragons.
Excerpt from Son of Dragons:
Clean from the bath, Landon let the air from the open window dry his hair. Dressed only in trousers, he leaned against the windowsill.
He thought he smelled the hint of roses and heat on the breeze. Movement from the street below caught his eye. He leaned out, squinting into the night.
Torches lined the cobbled street corners. A cloaked figure waited. Then the innkeeper rushed outside. His hands flew in gestures as the figure nodded.
Then he pointed to the window where Landon watched. At the same instant, the cloaked figure followed his finger’s path to Landon. Green eyes that seemed to glow met his.
Landon jumped up and cursed when his head hit the bottom of the window. When he looked back, both figures were gone.
Thinking the innkeeper would send guards, he waited with his sword in hand and his stare riveted on the door. No one came. He must be getting paranoid, thinking there was a ghost or enemy around every corner. His eyelids grew heavy as he waited for a fight that failed to materialize. Finally, he rolled his shoulders back to ease out the tension.
Still, he couldn’t stop thinking about those piercing emerald eyes. They’d belonged to a woman; he could tell. There was intelligence and cunning in them. Her stare felt as though she saw through the façade he often wore as prince and to please others, and into hiskajh.
A woman who was not afraid, but used to being feared. It unnerved him, yet excited him. His pulse quickened and his loins tightened at the thought of those eyes filled with passion for him.
Better get some sleep before the night was gone. Tomorrow, he’d tell Gillespie about what he saw. He doubted he could explain those captivating green eyes that continued to haunt him even now.
What happened that ignited the writing flame in her fingers? Divorced, and disillusioned by love songs and stories. They exaggerate. She thought. Love and Romance are not like that in the real world. Then she met her husband and realized, yes love and romance are exactly like the songs and stories say. She is now a happy wife, and a mom to three kids (two boys and a girl).
Andrea writes paranormal and historical romance. When not writing or reading, one may find Andrea dancing in Zumba.
She believes in the power of change and counting each moment as a blessing. But most importantly, she believes in love.