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THE DRAGONS OF NOVA BY ELISE KOVA
Cvareh returns home to his sky world of Nova with the genius crafter Arianna as his temperamental guest. The mercurial inventor possesses all the Xin family needs to turn the tides of a centuries-old power struggle, but the secrets she harbors must be earned with trust — hard to come by for Ari, especially when it comes to Dragons. On Nova, Ari finds herself closer to exacting vengeance against the traitor who killed everything — and everyone – she once loved. But before Ari can complete her campaign of revenge, the Crimson Court exposes her shadowed past and reveals something even more dangerous sparking between her and Cvareh.
While Nova is embroiled in blood sport and political games, the rebels on Loom prepare for an all-out assault on their Dragon oppressors. Florence unexpectedly finds herself at the forefront of change, as her unique blend of skills — and quick-shooting accuracy — makes her a force to be reckoned with. For the future of her world, she vows vengeance against the Dragons.
Before the rebellion can rise, though, the Guilds must fall.
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What process do you go through in creating visual background scenes to involve your audience the feeling they are in the story?
When it comes to descriptions, there is a delicate line authors have to tread. Describe too much, and the reader is bogged down by the minutiae of the world. Describe too little, and the reader loses a valuable connection to the world.
Creating the “background” that the characters live in starts with the world building. My process starts with beginning to collect images and artwork already in existence. This can be from video games, movies, TV shows, illustrations, concept art, and more… usually, these images end up on a Pinterest board and help solidify the tone and mood of the world.
Then I get more granular in my research. I begin looking at architecture and construction techniques. Flora and fauna… landscapes. Around this time, I usually end up working on some rough sketches of my own that are added to this “world building” research.
Finally, when it comes to writing in the descriptions, that ends up being nothing more or less than trying to carve out that balance I mentioned first… Give enough detail for the reader to get to know all I’ve planned, but not so much that it weighs down the story. Furthermore, I believe that storytelling should be a shared experience between author and reader. I want to leave enough “space” in my words that the reader can inject their own vision for what the world looks like and make it their own.
OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:
Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.
Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins.
When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go.
He offers her the one thing Ari can’t refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom.
Elise Kova has always had a profound love of fantastical worlds. Somehow, she managed to focus on the real world long enough to graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration before crawling back under her favorite writing blanket to conceptualize her next magic system. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and when she is not writing can be found playing video games, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. She is the USA Today bestselling author of the Air Awakens Series as well as the Loom Saga.
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- Hard cover copy of The Dragons of Nova by Elise Kova and a swag pack