An interview with "Iron Druid" author Kevin Hearne
I have had the great honor of interviewing yet another of my favorite authors, this time around it is the author of the “Iron Druid Chronicles” Kevin Hearne! Having read his first three books and finishing his fourth book, TRICKED, on Wednesday I e-mailed Kevin and was granted this interview, which he quickly responded to. A great take on the on a the druid and a new take on a magic user based within the real world here’s what he had to say.
So first question: How long did it take you to write your first three books? They all came out one after the other as a reader it was amazing because from the start these stories not only caught my attention, but drew me in. I have to know though how stressful was it?
It took two years to write the first three. The stress wasn’t that bad; Nobody knew who I was, and I got to write in my own little world. It was fun, actually.
TRICKED just came out and is flying off the shelves, or into to e-readers as is the case with me, although I do plan on buying it as a book, so the question is what expectations did you have for this book and has it met them?
I just hoped people would think it was a worthy follow-up to the first three. So far I’m getting positive feedback and I’m glad to hear people are entertained.
What was your inspiration for Atticus from the start? How do you want to evolve him as the series continues?
I wanted a magic user who could talk to animals, and Druids were relatively new territory to cover in urban fantasy—that was where I started. Where I’m going explores issues of aging, honor, and the value we place on personal relationships.
So there is a massive amount of lore, legends, tales, and the such within your books. How much research went into making such an expansive amount of god and god like characters? How hard was it for you to make their voice fit your stories?