Today is the 3rd and final day of the 1st CSFF Blog Tour of 2010. The book is “The Wolf of Tebron”, book one of CS Lakin’s “Gates of Heaven” series. Today’s post will wrap up the internet interview with author CS Lakin, and it will include a quick note on the next book in the “Gates of Heaven Series”… “The Map Across Time”.
***** Warning, possible spoilers!! *****
You mentioned there were 7 sacred sites. Was one of these sacred sites in The Wolf of Tebron?
Yes, you see the first sacred site—abandoned at the base of the Moon’s house. Ruyah stands in the center and howls. The site, like some of the others you will encounter, produces a star shape when light hits it from the right angle. This star shape is formed inside the circle of stones. But since most are fallen in spots, the star is never fully formed. You will learn about the significance of the star, its symbolism to the Keepers, in book two—The Map across Time. Each book will show a different site—a Gate of Heaven.
Will we see Joran or any of the other characters from this book appearing in future books?
Yes, you see him again in The Map across Time, when the prince from Sherbourne rides into Tebron and needs a new shoe on his horse. Joran’s brother Callen is the hero of The Land of Darkness. My hope is to interweave all the main characters and past plotlines together in the final book(s) to make one last fight against evil, surrounding the seventh of all the sacred sites (gates of heaven). Each book features a different site, and through the series the reader sees how these protective sites have been abandoned or desecrated to where evil has now penetrated the world of humans.
At one point the book speaks of Joran finally waking up, yet I didn’t see anything that changed at that point. Was there something I missed?
Joran’s wife is trapped in his dream. When he finally enters his dream and saves her, he can then “wake up.” The theme of dreaming is a metaphor. The book shows how we are like a dream in the mind of God, yet he also made us dreamers. We “wake up” when we see how God has given us life and dreams and as Joran realizes in the end, he can now (being awake) be both the dreamer and the dreamed.
Again, thank you CS Lakin for your time on this interview and for bringing us the adventure found in “The Wolf of Tebron”.
Book 2 in the “Gates of Heaven” series is called “The Map Across Time”, scheduled for a 2011 release…
“The kingdom of Sherbourne is plagued by an ancient curse which must be halted before devastation results. The King’s twin teenagers, Adin and Aletha, use a magical map to go back in time to discover the origin of the curse and its cure, but everything goes awry. Can Adin manipulate events in the stream of time to assure the salvation of his kingdom?”
To pick up a copy of “The Wolf of Tebron” visit http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0899578888
Here’s what others from the CSFF Blog Tour had to say:
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Carol Bruce Collett
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D. G. D. Davidson
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Rachel Starr Thomson
In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.