Friday, February 22, 2013

Blog Tour/ Author Interview: Terah Edun

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Red Madrassa by Terah Edun

A magical accident threw them together. But when Fate holds all the cards, it can be impossible to tell the difference between pure chance and Destiny...

The Madrassa, a magical school for mage practitioners, is the stuff of legend. With selective entrance exams and quotas for only the most advanced of mage children, it's almost impossible to attend.

When Allorna, a guardian trainee for the royal family, ends up on the doorstep of the citadel on the eve of the final day of a recruitment ceremony, she decides it must be fate.

She was sure she knew the path her life would take before she enrolled. But sometimes life has a way of throwing in magical curveballs and strange friends, just to see if you’ll trip up.

Oh, and one of those friends is a mage accused of murder, another is a slightly psychotic dragon, the third a healer facing an existential crisis, and the last is a female storm-caller with more hidden secrets than a thief lord.

Do they all belong at the new school they call home?

Today I'm super excited to share a fantastic interview with the author of the exciting new Algardis Series.

Mandy - Where did you get your inspiration?
Terah - From the books I loved to read as child. Authors like Mercedes Lackey, Tamora Pierce and Margaret Weis continue to inspire me twenty years later.

Mandy - Where did you get the idea for the Algardis Series?
Terah - I’ve been carrying these characters around in my head since high school. They slowly came to piece by piece as a I read more books.

Mandy - Do you see yourself in your characters?
Terah - I see some of my qualities and actions in each character. But I wouldn't say there’s one particular character who is me down to a T.

Mandy - What kind of atmosphere do you prefer when you write?
Terah - A quiet room where I can get up and move and I can listen to music without interruption.

Mandy - Did you always know you wanted to be a writer?
Terah - No, absolutely not.

Mandy - If you had to be character in a book who would you be and why?
Terah - Hmm, probably Queen Selenay from Mercedes Lackey’s Arrows of the Queen series. She’s a good, strong Queen with a moral compass and compassion for her people.

Mandy - Who is your favorite Muppet?
Terah - I don’t have one. Is that bad?

Mandy - What five things do you never leave the house with?
Terah - My credit card, my iPhone, chapstick, keys & a notebook

Mandy - Do you prefer physical books or ebooks?
Terah Ebooks but that’s because I travel a lot. I can download a ebook anywhere I am in the world.

Mandy - What is your guilty pleasure?
Terah Chocolate.

Mandy - Anything you want to say to our readers?
Terah - Thanks for taking the time to read my interview! Catch up with me on

Author Terah Edun

Terah Edun is a young adult  fantasy writer born and raised in the Atlanta metropolitan area, who transplanted to the Northeast region for college, and now lives in South Sudan. She writes the stories that she always loved to read as a young girl.

She prefers tales of adventure, magic, fellowship and courtship – in other words high fantasy. But she’s not adverse to the occasional contemporary fantasy coming her way. Sometimes you’ll see cloaks, daggers, independent and strong girls, independent and strong guys, sweet and soft spoken girls, sweet and soft spoken guys, markets, cute guys, sparkly magic and irritatingly know-it-all boys. The book she’s currently working on is SWORN TO RAISE,  the first in the Courtlight series.

Outside of writing, she’s a international development professional with a penchant for Starbucks.

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5 Ebooks of Red Madrassa

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  1. I cant wait to read this one! Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for the great interview, too :)