Friday, April 4, 2014

~D~ is for Denna

My Theme for the 2014 A to Z Challenge is: SciFi/Fantasy Characters in Novels

I'll introduce you to a new scifi/fantasy character from the plethora of novels I've read over my lifetime. My goal is to entice those who maybe haven't read much in the genre I write and share why I find these characters so interesting. I hope you'll enjoy taking the ride with me.

~D~ is for Denna from Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles

Told in Kvothe's own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature. A high-action story written with a poet's hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard.

Denna is one of my favorite yet most hated female characters...EVER! She is frustrating. I love her one minute and then hate her the next. She is the train wreck everyone except Kvothe sees coming. I wouldn't be surprised if she ends up being a villain, but at the same time it breaks my heart for Kvothe if that's what happens. I'm truly hoping she is a red herring and not Kvothe's Achilles heel.

Have you checked out my debut novella?!

Shine 7: Lost Haven by Sabrina A. Fish is available on Amazon as an e-book. This is my very first published work, so please so some love and check it out! If you like it, please check out the rest of the series written by other contributing authors.

In the near future, a few young women manifest extraordinary abilities called "Shine." Each girl's ability is different. Some develop extraordinary mental abilities. Some become physically strong. Others have powers that defy description. But the world does not embrace these Shines. It fears them.

Camille’s life hasn’t been the same since her parent’s supposed murder suicide. When an intruder ransacks her home and she discovers a mysterious thumb drive hidden in her father’s office, she realizes the unwanted changes in her life are just beginning. Politics and conspiracy, betrayal and abduction. Camille is about to discover that change is inevitable and hiding is not an option.

2 comments: said...

I'm taking an adolescent lit class right now, on my way to being a high school English teacher. I'll read your book over the summer. There are some good ya books out there, but they're in the minority. I've read some good ones from Gene Luen Yang, and also the novels, Wonder, and Speak, I thought were excellent. The Fault in our Stars is a decent romance but it's way on the brainy side, hyper-witty and clever, which some kids enjoy. Thanks for your posts and for telling me about your book. Maybe I'll teach it someday.

Kristen Dyrr said...

I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds pretty good. I may have to check it out now. Thanks! :)

Random Musings from the KristenHead — D is for 'Defiance' (and Dogs)