The Watchers Book 1: Knight of Light by Deirdra Eden

The Watchers Book 1: Knight of Light

 

In England, 1270 A.D., Auriella (pronounced yurr-ee-ella) flees her village after being accused of witchcraft. Pursued by nightmarish creatures, she struggles to accept the truth about her humanity.

Filled with fairies, dwarves, pixies, dragons, demons, and monsters, Knight of Light is an enthralling tale that will capture the imaginations of readers young and old.

The Watchers Series has been described as Braveheart meets Supernatural.

The mythology for the series is based on many theological texts from dozens of sects with correlating themes. Ancient writings include The Dead Sea Scrolls, The Traditional Apocrypha, The Pearl of Great Price, and The Kabbalah.

“The Watchers” are supernatural beings in human form whose duty it is to protect and guard mankind from the armies of darkness.
Unfortunately, as the Book of Enoch mentions, some of these Watchers go bad. Although the mythology is based on these texts, Deirdra Eden’s The Watchers Series is written in a traditional fairytale style with a young girl’s discovery of incredible, but dangerous powers within herself, a cast of humorous side-kicks, a quest for greater self-discovery and purpose, and villains of epic proportions

 

 

 

About the Author

 



“My goal in writing is to saturate my books with intrigue, mystery, romance, and plot twists that will keep my readers in suspense. I want to see fingerprints on the front and back covers where readers have gripped the novel with white knuckles!

Aside from writing, I enjoy jousting in arenas, planning invasions, horseback riding through open meadows, swimming in the ocean, hiking up mountains, camping in cool shady woods, climbing trees barefoot, and going on adventures.”

-Deirdra Eden

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In conversation with Deirdra Eden

In conversation with Deirdra Eden the author of the Watchers series. The first book in the series is Knight of Light. Here is what the author has to say:

1)      What/who inspired you to start writing?
I started writing when I was a child as a way to mentally escape a bad situation. I wrote song lyrics, and then journaling became important to me. Studying my family history has also added layers of complexity to my stories.

2)      Tell us a little about yourself.
I love adventures, all different kinds of people, kitties and unicorns.
I swordfight and do archery. I love to remodel old buildings and explore the woods.
I can walk along the ocean coast for miles, looking for shells and pretty rocks or just being memorized by the waves.
I love to walk across wooden bridges, hang out in tree houses, and eat black berries off the vine and fruit that I pick from the trees.
My favorite time is in the morning at sunrise and when it rains.

3)      What is your favourite genre?
I love fantasy, history, theology and travel.

4)      Which is your favourite book?
The Old Testament and The Atlas.

5)      Who is your favourite author?
C. S. Lewis, because of his broad world, eternal and life views.
L. Frank Baum, for his persistence in writing and publishing and for believing in himself.
And  Stephenie Meyer for staying down to earth and personable when she could have easily become vain from her success.

6)      What are your hobbies?
Archery, sword fighting, painting. exercise, exploring, and even a little bit of video gaming.

7)      Perfect holiday destination?
Ireland, Scotland, England, Washington State, Oregon, New Zealand just to name a few places.

8)      Describe a perfect writing day.
Being a mom of young kids, I don’t have “writing days.” I tell everyone that I’m in time out for 15 minutes and no one talks to me while I write. I do what I can and once the timer goes off life carries on with dishes and diapers etc.

9)      Which is the best part of writing a story?
Suddenly being hit with inspiration.

10)   How much inspiration do you draw on from real life experiences, with respect to plot, characters etc?
Almost everything in my books is based on something that really happened and almost all my characters are real people, just with different names … and I give them super powers.

11)   Who among the characters you created do you like the most and why?
I love all my characters equally.

12)   How much do you relate to the characters or incidents in your story?
I relate to all my characters in some way, or at least try to understand them, even the villains.
But I would say I am most like Auriella. We have many of the same fears and doubts, strengths and weaknesses and even hopes.

13)   What kind of impact do your stories have on you?
Many times I’ve been thinking about a question in my life and I find the answer in my book. It’s helped me realize that as humans we each have our own story with villains, trials, mentors, quests and character arcs. We may need to edit out people who don’t lift us or build our character and we may wish we can skip to the end to see if our story turns out. We may not always choose what happens to us, but we can choose whether to let our trials make us weaker or stronger, because that’s how our characters become stronger, by doing hard things in hard times.