Blog Tour Character Interview with Julian from Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban's novel Two Moon Princess and Comment Contest
Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Don Julian from Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban's novel Two Moon Princess. Julian is a fascinating and somewhat mysterious character for most of the novel and hopefully this will answer some of your questions about his motivations. If you haven't read Two Moon Princess I recommend you check it out. It is a wonderful story of adventure spanning two worlds. Need more convincing? Check out my review! Also, if you comment on this post you could win a copy of the book! (US only, must be 13 years or older.)
Character Interview with Julian from Two Moon Princess
Were you in love with Rosa?
I thought I was when I proposed to her. I know now that what I felt wasn't love.
Why did you want to marry Rosa?
Because she was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen and I thought I loved her at the time.
But that is not the total truth. I would have asked her to marry me even if I hadn't thought myself in love with her.
Don Andres, Rosa's father, killed my father. To take his kingdom from him, either by war or by marriage, seemed fair to me, back then. So, yes, I would have married her to spite Don Andres. But I never planned to take my anger at her father into our relationship. I would have been faithful to her.
What did you think when you first saw Andrea?
I was in a terrible mood when my men brought Andrea to my tent. The building of the bridge was behind schedule, and the fact that someone from Gothia had been apprehended crossing the river to Suavia, raised the question of whether Don Andres already knew about the bridge.
As for her claim that she was a princess of Montemaior, I didn't believe it.
Until she refused to kneel to me as she repeated her claim.
And I looked up from the dispatch I was writing to have her sent to Alvar, and saw this waif, dressed in a dirty outfit, staring at me with absolute contempt.
I had never met anybody before, man or woman, with the courage to held my eyes. So when Andrea did, I was curious and impressed, especially when I realized how young she was, for in her hunting outfit she seemed no older than fourteen. I could tell that, behind her bravado, she was scared, yet, she challenged me.
I thought she was magnificent.
By he time I cut the rope that bound her hands, she had my heart.
What about Andrea first caught your attention?
As I explained before, her audacity.
Why are you so interested in the door to the other world?
By reading the ancient texts of the Xarens, the original inhabitants of my kingdom, I learned that, although the door my ancestor used to come to Xaren-Ra had been destroyed, others still existed. From an early age I was curious about them.
But my interest in finding one became more pressing when I learned that, according to the old codices my ancestors that came from Spain wrote, the Arabs that defeated them in the other world had the knowledge to transform a desert into fertile soil.
Half of my kingdom is dry and barren. I wanted to go to this other world to learn how to change that.
What do you hope to gain by finding the door to the other world?
I want to learn how to tame the wild streams up in the mountains and channel them so my people can grow crops in the arid lands.
If you want to know more about Julian, you are in luck, as Julian is one of the narrators in the sequel of Two Moon Princess, The King in the Stone..
Thank you Julian for joining me today.
Don't miss your chance to read this fantastic tale! I personally can't wait to read the sequel, The King in the Stone. I want to know more about about Julian and see what happens next.