Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 26, 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Historical
Source: the publisher
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How do you kill a god?
As her father's chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: to win back her honour, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying.
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I read an article all about your love of Pirates and the journey that you went on to get Daughter of the Pirate King published. Was the publication journey of Warrior of the Wild similar or different than your last duology?
It was very different! Since I was already an established author, I didn’t have to write the whole book before attempting to sell it. I only had to write the first three chapters and a complete synopsis. The idea went to the same publisher that did Pirate King. By this point, I have a strong relationship with my editor and we get to work together on concept ideas and whatnot. I love that the process is more collaborative now and I have an advocate already in my publishing house!
I love YA but I also am a huge horror fan and I’ve read everything by Stephen King. What’s a genre or a type of book that we might be surprised that you love?
I love adult historical romance and a good adult paranormal romance. I actually have an idea for an adult paranormal romance that I might like to write someday! We’ll see…
Warrior of the Wild has 3 main characters. Rasmira, Iric and Soren. I felt closest to Iric because I can be a little bit of a stick in the mud and a worrywart. Who did you identify with the most and why?
Haha. Iric is my favorite. He was definitely the most fun to write! I definitely identify the most with Rasmira. There were so many times when I felt like I had to prove myself, times when I lacked the confidence to do things I knew I was good at, and times when I felt I had to have the acceptance of those around me in order to feel good about myself. Rasmira’s journey is loosely based on my own in high school/college.
Did you have a playlist on when you were writing Warrior of the Wild? What song was at the top of the list?
I actually don’t listen to music when I write! It distracts me.
Is there a scene or a quote from Warrior of the Wild that is your favorite? Please share it!
“A man who finds his masculinity threatened by a powerful woman is no man at all. You want someone who lifts you up, not tries to bring you down.” —Soren
About the Author
Tricia Levenseller is the author of the Daughter of the Pirate King duology and forthcoming standalone, Warrior of the Wild. She likes to describe her books as young adult alternate–world historical fantasies with heavy romantic subplots.
Initially from a small town in Oregon, Tricia now lives next to the Rocky Mountains with her bossy dog, Rosy. She received her degree in English Language and editing, and she is thrilled that she never has to read a textbook again. When she’s not writing or reading, Tricia enjoys putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing volleyball, playing Overwatch with her siblings, and watching shows while eating extra-buttered popcorn.