Interview with A. Nation

Author of Eye of the Kingdom

I'm retired and writing as much as I can. I have 20 novels and several novellas published. My genres are science fiction, urban fantasy, and travel mysteries.
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Quick description of the book for a new reader - what should they expect?
  • Adventure to a distant planet. Nathan encounters an ancient castle only to discover he holds the key to lifting an old curse.
What was your inspiration for this book?
  • This is the third book in the series
Which authors do you admire? How have they influenced your writing style?
  • Isaac Asimov and Agatha Christie
Can you tell us a little about the locations in your book?
  • A distant planet
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
  • Read read and read some more
Could you talk a little about your writing process?
  • I write in the late morning through the afternoon, I envision what my characters are doing to attain their goals and write them down.
Which character has had the greatest impact on readers?
  • Nathan, who is now 20 years old
If the book were to be adapted for TV or film, who would you see in the lead role? Who did you have in your mind’s eye ?
  • I have no idea
How have readers responded ?
  • “ This is an excellent journey across space with down-to-Earth characters. There's a wealth of worldbuilding delivered in the dialogue, the planets, their nuances and I found the narration by the protagonist easy to follow. The story moves at an even pace and I'm enjoying it.”
Where next? What are you working on now?
  • The 10th sage in my Domino series that connects to the Quest series.
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A young man on a cursed planet in the 25th century discovers a power beyond his belief. Will he use his new found power for good or revenge?