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Today as you can tell from the title of this post, I am interviewing Vicki’s character Varna Lund. But first, lets get some information about SCEPTER OF FIRE
Title: Scepter of Fire (The Mirror of Immortality book 2)
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
Release Day: May 23rd, 2017
She’s the ugly duckling in a family of swans. But Varna Lund is determined to live a life that matters.
Ridiculed by the young men of her village, Varna vows she’ll become the finest healer in the land. The skills she’s learned from her ancient mentor prove vital when she encounters Erik Stahl, a young soldier who deserted the battlefield to carry an injured friend to safet …more
SCEPTER OF FIRE
CROWN OF ICE
Name: Varna Lund
Book: The Mirror of Immortality trilogy–a series of fantasy stories based on the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen.
(note: CROWN OF ICE the first books, has some of the same characters, but a different protagonist. SCEPTER can be read as a stand-alone, although readers might find it more enjoyable if they have read CROWN first)
body type: thin and bony
Hair color: Dishwater brown, straight.
Other sharp features: slightly hooked nose.
Other: Varna calls herself the “thorn among the roses,” as she is very plain, while her mother and sisters are blonde, blue-eyed beauties. She is intelligent, strong-willed, and compassionate.
INTRODUCE YOURSELF, VARNA!
My name is Varna Lund, and I am a healer. An apprentice healer, since I am only 18, but I have been trained by two excellent mentors, so I am quite proficient in my craft. I am devoted to helping the ill or injured, even if it means I must place myself in danger to do so, and my goal in life is to become the foremost healer in my land. I don’t expect to find love. While I possess a very passionate nature, I am also a realist, and I know I’m not pretty or charming enough to ever expect marriage. Young men are in short supply, anyway, as most are off fighting an emperor who has invaded our northern country. Many have already died in this terrible war, which is made worse by the fact that the emperor has powerful sorcerers on his side. My small village lives in constant fear that the emperor’s troops will overrun our town, and my mother is terrified that they will take over our family mill, which is now run by my mother and older sister, since my father died many years ago. I just hope to keep perfecting my healing skills so that I can aid as many of my fellow countrymen as possible.
Yes, I have three sisters — my older sister, Gerda, is 19, and my younger sisters, Nanette and Franka are 14 year-old twins. I am not particularly close to the twins, but Gerda and I are best friends as well as sisters. She is an amazing person, who survived a sojourn into the frozen lands of the Snow Queen to save our friend, Kai Thorsen. She even brought home a reindeer who flies and talks! But in our village only Gerda and I know the reindeer Bae’s secret.
I am too aware of my looks. Even though I realize such things shouldn’t matter, it still hurts me when the village boys make fun of me. It also makes me angry, which is another bad habit. I know I should be above such things, but… It’s tough to be the ugly duckling in a family of swans.
Once, on a bright, cold winter night, my family went sledding with our best friends, the Thorsens, who are co-owners of our mill. While we were sledding, we heard a pack of wolves singing their unearthly music to the stars. Our friend, Kai, told Gerda and me not to be afraid, and after that we were able to enjoy the beauty of the wolves as they raced over the ice of a frozen pond.
“I hoist my rucksack higher on my shoulder. Suffering people are lost in this wreckage. I can provide healing, or if no healing, comfort. No fear, no hesitation. Only the call of the injured and dying. Everyone else runs away, as they should. Anyone with sense will flee this hell. But I am a healer. I must walk in.”
A firebird brooch, to commemorate a particular relationship. It would be nice to have something to remember…
I’m not well-versed in music, but I do love one of the folksongs of my country, “The Ballad of the Snow Queen,” especially since… well, that might be something I shouldn’t talk about too much right now!
In my heart I am. But I don’t know what will happen in the future. I don’t think I should describe him, as our relationship is something only the two of us really understand, and it could actually prove dangerous to both of us if I talk about to other people.
I have a story about an enchanted mirror, but it is not entirely my story to tell, so I think I will defer to Gerda, who first encounters this object in a story written down as CROWN OF ICE.
I would love to have a wolf as a pet, even though I’m a bit scared of them. But I’ve heard from Kai and Gerda that they encountered a wolf who was quite tame and devoted to a human in their travels in the far north, so perhaps it is possible.
Who is your best friend?
My older sister, Gerda, and maybe, just maybe, a soldier I have helped, Erik Stahl.
I despise cruelty in any form.
Thank you! I hope you will visit with me again one day. You can find out more about me in SCEPTER OF FIRE and the upcoming third book in the trilogy, ORB OF LIGHT.
You heard from the character herself! go find out more about Varna in the Scepter of Fire, links are all above!
Thank you to the author Vicki L. Weavil for helping arrange this interview with her lovely character Varna Lund ❤
Did you have a favorite answer from this character, Luv?
Tomorrow’s author is K.M.Robinson aka Auluria from the Golden Trilogy!
HAPPY READING, LUVs!