Morgan Rhodes tells us her Inspiration for Magnus Damora in Falling Kingdoms!

Immortal Reign is out Feb 6th
It brings me GREAT joy to have my favorite writer gracing this blog with her presence. I am very happy to have her here with us!

For those who don't know (under what rock to you hide?!) Morgan Rhodes is the author of the Falling Kingdoms series and the spin-off series the Books of Spirits and Thieves. I adore both series!

In preparation for the last book in the Falling Kingdoms series, Immortal Reign (yes, I am heartbroken and might have to re-read this series at least once a year) I have been posting reviews of each of the books. If you scroll down the blog you will find reviews for books 1-3 last week and sometime next week I will post a review on book 4-5.  And then... then is release date for Immortal Reign (Feb 6th), I can't wait!

I am also taking part of a blog tour with Penguin, the stop over in my blog was on the 15th with Gathering Darkness and today you all get to learn with me Morgan Rhodes' inspiration for my all time favorite book male: Magnus Lukas Damora!
Are you all ready?! I sure am!
Without further ado:

Prince Magnus Lukas Damora is not only my favorite character in the Falling Kingdoms series to write, but he has also become, by far, the fan favorite. (Don’t tell the others, though. They’ll be jealous!)
What was the inspiration for Magnus? Well…that is a question that does not have an entirely easy answer. In the beginning, when I had yet to write a single word of Falling Kingdoms, I saw Magnus as a bit like Joffrey Baratheon (from Game of Thrones). The ruthless son and heir of a powerful king, one who would one day take the throne himself, much to the fear of those around him. Since I’d be working in his POV, I knew I wanted Magnus to have more of an arc toward becoming less of jerk. Eventually, anyway. But in book one, I was fully planning to go Full Jerk.
Once Magnus got on the page, however, he immediately decided to defy any plans I’d made for him. He wasn’t just a snob and a power-hungry royal. He was full of angst and doubt and pain—all of which he hid from everyone since he thought them signs of weakness. He was a boy raised by a cruel and abusive man and a cold, unloving mother. A boy with a scar on his cheek to remind him that there are penalties for stepping outside of the boundaries of his position as the King of Blood’s son.
Magnus was most definitely cruel and cold, but he was also kind, thoughtful, and—shockingly, for me—he had a really sharp sense of humor. These opposing traits helped create a character who came alive on the page and made every scene of his a pleasure to write.
Morgan Rhodes 

Falling Kingdoms Blog Tour 
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More info on the blog tour:SCHEDULE for FALLING KINGDOMS

WEEK ONE (Book One: Falling Kingdoms and Two Book: Rebel Spring)
January 8 – Adventures of a Book Junkie<http://toofondofbooks.com> – Interview
January 9 – The Book Nut<booklovingnut.com> – Review and Playlist
January 10 – Quirky and Peculiar<https://quirkyandpeculiar.wordpress.com/> – Review
January 11 – I Fangirl About Books<http://ifangirlaboutbooks.tumblr.com> – Creative Post
January 12 – Lovely Loveday<https://lovelyloveday.com/> – Author Guest Post

WEEK TWO (Book 3: Gathering Darkness)
January 15 –Glimpses of my Books<http://glimpsesofmybooks.blogspot.com/>  – Review
January 16 – Book Briefs<http://bookbriefs.net> – Book Review
January 17 – In Wonderland<http://www.inwonderlandbookblog.com> – Review
January 18 – Star-Crossed Book Blog<http://starcrossedbookblog.com/> – Review
January 20- Glimpses of my Books<http://glimpsesofmybooks.blogspot.com/>Author Guest Post - her inspiration for the character Magnus Damora?
WEEK THREE (Book 4: Frozen Tides)
January 22 – Ex Libris<http://exlibriskate.com> – Interview
January 23 – Ensconced in Lit<http://cahreviews.blogspot.com> – Review
January 24 – Step Into a Book World<stepintoabookworld.wordpress.com> – Review
January 25 – Ria Reads – Review
WEEK FOUR (Crystal Storm)
January 29 – My Friends are Fiction<http://www.myfriendsarefiction.cm> – Author Guest Post
January 30 – Adventures through Wonderland<https://adventuresthruwonderland.blogspot.com/> – Review + Instagram
January 31 – A Thousand Books to Read<https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC13QSroIovhc9xEtfjPyVvw> – Interview
February 1 – A Page with a View<http://Www.apagewithaview.com> – Review
February 2 – Never Too Many To Read<http://www.never2many2read.blogspot.com> – Book Spotlight and/or Review

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