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Interview with L.V. Clark, author of YA fantasy The Secret of Alviton

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Alviton was a strong, prospering country, full of light. The people worked side by side with the Fae, creatures blessed with magic. But that was before the war. Massive genocide and fear of the Fae touched everyone as brother turned against brother. Years later, and still reeling from the war, the new generation has clawed and connived to remove the stains left by their predecessors.

Sheltered from this reality, Nydia lives her life relatively happy and ignorant, surrounded by smoke and mirrors. But eventually glass shatters and smoke settles. As she struggles to unveil the truth about herself and the people around her, danger lies on the horizon, threatening to extinguish the small flicker of light in this dark and twisted country.

Excerpt from The Secret of Alviton

“Magic is as real as you and me. It flows, like life, throughout everything, though humans don’t necessarily have access to it, though I hope to figure out a way,” he mused.

“Well, have you ever heard of a human using them to share visions like this?” I asked.

“Heh,” he lugged over two large blue and red books, “I haven’t even read of the Fae doing something like that. So, you’ve actually given me something else to be looking into.”

I wrung out my hands, feeling anxiously defeated. “So, tell me more about yourself Brian. You’re obviously different from most people in our kingdom,” he asked, not really looking up from his desk. “Well, I’m a merchant. I’m married to a designer named Lillian. I grew up in Valicitor,” I started.

“Ah, Valicitor? That’s interesting.”

He looked at the map again. “You wouldn’t happen to be related to the new governor of that city, Kale Valen?”

A mix between pride and shame that I couldn’t quite pin shadowed over me. “Yes, he’s my brother.”

“No kidding? Heh,” he crossed his arms and propped against the table.

“Please tell me how a man like Governor Valen and you get along?”

I looked at the ground, conflicted. “It’s okay. It must be hard, but rest assured my family and I are doing everything in our power to stop the branding, isolating, selling, and abusing our citizens because they lack a piece of paper stating their lineage. Such an outdated practice that has only been proliferated by greed and selfishness.”

A ray of light shone through the shadows of my mind. “You are?”

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An Interview with L.V. Clark

-What inspired you to become a writer?
I never actually considered myself a “writer” and I’m still not sure if I even do now. I just had this story in my head that needed to get out in the world.

-If you could visit your book’s world for a day, what one thing would you do?

Haha! Punch Lillian in the teeth. Hands down!

-It’s two in the morning. What does your protagonist reveal in confidence? (Don’t worry, we won’t tell.)
she’d say she just wants to fill that empty space in her chest. She wants belonging. She wants family.

-Which of your characters would you go out for drinks with?
Personally, I don’t drink. But! If I was going for a night out, it would have to be grown up Grey, Ilunya, or Saoirse.

-You’re in a tavern, and a dwarf challenges you to a duel. What do you do?
yell, “FINALLY!” And get into an all out brawl.

-Is there a genre you could never write? Which and why?

Detective/mystery books. I don’t have the focus for it haha! Or horror! I just don’t think I have the skill to make someone get nervous and scared through words.

About L.V. Clark

Clark has had this story in their head for over a decade, and they finally got it on paper. Clark used their other hobbies—weight lifting and crocheting—to help develop ideas and work through any blocks. They grew up in the south of the United States with their large family. Clark is happily married with two sweet dogs and an apathetic ball python.

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed writing it. Expect more to the story!


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7 thoughts on “Interview+Giveaway: The Secret of Alviton by L.V. Clark

  1. Good morning, L.V., if given the chance, would you like to see this book and series made into a movie or an animated film? If you would rather see the story made into a movie who would you like to see in the starring roles?

    1. Oh that would be really cool! But if the book was going to be acted out and told via the big screen, I’d prefer it be made into a show. I feel like shows and episodes just have a better layout to tell stories from books.

      As for starring actors and actresses, I’ve never seen any actors/actresses that strike me as Nydia, Grey, or Aither. But the ones I do have picked out are Queen Almira- Charlize Theron and Captain Finin- Mark Rowley.

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