We all have those authors who we’ve been following FOREVER because we absolutely love their books! Julie Kagawa is one of mine! I am thrilled to have her here today to talk a little about Japanese-inspired fantasy series plus she’s giving away a signed copy of Soul of the Sword! Soul of the Sword (Book 2) releases June 25th!!
Q1: If you could describe Soul of the Sword in 5 words, what would you choose?
JULIE: Japanese inspired fantasy with ninja (and kitsune).
Q2: Your world and characters are always so incredibly made. How do you world-build? Do you write ideas down on paper, have photo boards? What is your process?
JULIE: A lot of my inspiration comes from anime and video games. I’ll see a character or a setting that just sticks with me, and I’ll remember that when I visualize a certain scene or place for the book.
Q3: What aspects of Japanese mythology were you most excited to include in this new series?
JULIE: All of them? Lol, there are so many wild, crazy, and bizarre creatures in Japanese mythology, I wanted to include as many as I could. Like the
Q4: I know you’re involved in martial arts. What do you do, and how were you able to incorporate that into Shadow of the Fox and Soul of the Sword?
JULIE: I have taken several years of Karate and Tae Kwon Do, and over ten years of Wing Tsun Kung Fu and Filipino Kali. Kali has been the most helpful because it involves training with weapons as well as empty hand, but all of them have taught me
Q5: How many books are in the series?
JULIE: Three. Shadow of the Fox is a trilogy.
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Soul of the Sword
by Julie Kagawa
One thousand years ago, a wish was made to the Harbinger of Change and a sword of rage and lightning was forged. Kamigoroshi. The Godslayer. It had one task: to seal away the powerful demon Hakaimono.
Now he has broken free.
Hakaimono has done the unthinkable and joined forces with the Master of Demons in order to break the curse of the sword and set himself free. To overthrow the empire and cover the land in darkness, they need one thing: the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. As the paths of Yumeko and the possessed Tatsumi cross once again, the entire empire will be thrown into chaos.
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