Title: The Summoning of The One – Book 2 in The Knights of Katesch
AUTHOR: Royce Bond
FORMATS: eBook and Paperback
PUBLISHER: Morris Publishing Australia
AUDIENCE: 12 +
Andrew Weatherby, a bullied computer nerd from Central Queensland is ripped from his world to lead The Knights of Katesch in their direct attack on Maligor the Destroyer. In the midst of the battle in Mountain City, he rescues princess Katarin to find he has been betrothed to her since birth.
This feisty young lady risks her life to save Andrew. The Knights believe that have finally defeated Maligor after ten thousand years of conflict. In an attempt to escape the fanatic red guards seeking revenge for the death of their god, Agmar accidentally releases a monster army: the Kazdoom.
Did you have to do much research for this book?
I had decades of day dreaming behind me … as well as my medieval re-enacting, and all the novels and “How to Write” books and magazines, I had devoured. This was part of my research.
Some of my research also came from the places I visited as I travelled around Australia. In fact, when you read this story you’ll find some of the places mentioned in the beginning, when Andy and Lin are trying to elude the assassins they are in my home town of Rockhampton.
Then the place Agmar and Methelgin hide, (under the overhanging roots of a large tree) is a tree on the back of Mount Archer, near Rockhampton in Queensland. I actually sat there when I was hiking down the mountain, so my research also comes from the places I have visited. By using these places, I can describe them so the readers can see them in their minds.
Then I created the world where I’d like to have my adventure.
Can you tell me about the main character, and what you like/dislike about him/her?
The main character is Andy at the beginning, and when he joins with the life essence of the ancient knight Methelgin, they take Methelgin’s name. I actually like Andy, because he is so much like me. Methelgin is how I would like to be as a person.
Is there something that sets this book apart from others?
This book is special as it is the first full length fantasy novel I have written. I have so many good memories of writing it – at 4am on Sunday mornings, with music playing in my headphones. The excitement I felt as the adventure unfolded before me was incredible.
I can still remember my wife looking at me and shaking her head as I laughed at the funny parts of the story as I wrote them.
The writing of this book has taken me onto a real life adventure that I never thought would occur, so it has a very special place in my heart.
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Rockhampton resident, Royce Bond, published his first book, Kitchen Science, with Ashton Scholastic after he won the prestigious National B.H.P. /C.S.I.R.O. Science Teacher's Award. This book was used in schools throughout Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, and in some schools in South America. Many books in the science field followed.
Since his retirement, he has changed his writing to young adult fantasy novels. The Princess and The Pirate, the first in the series The Knights of Katesch was published by Morris Publishing Australia in 2013.
Royce is available for school visits. Please phone Elaine on 07 54 981 332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org