Interview+Giveaway: The Seven Spires by Russell Archey

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The Seven Spires


A fantasy by Russell Archey
book cover of The Seven Spires by Russell Archey

An incredible high fantasy adventure set in a world based on familiar fairy tales, folklore, and mythology, "The Seven Spires" is an epic story of dragons, magic, conquering evil, and discovering magnificent new places.

When a fearsome creature known as Wyvern begins terrorizing Emrallt, one of the seven realms of the continent of Septer, a group of heroes are brought together seemingly by fate to rally against him. A prince, warrior, wizard, and mysterious, sorceress-like sybil try to discover why a common maiden could be the best chance their kingdoms have against Wyvern’s growing forces that threaten to dominate each and every one of the ancient, arcane spires that bind their kingdoms, and world, together.

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Excerpt

Wyvern recognized their broken language and knew that White-eye spoke of more than just a town guard or good-natured passerby. Ratlings cared little for the difference between common humans, merchants, and even nobility. It was only a difference in what goods they could pilfer; however, when a ratling described one as ‘important,’ that often meant ‘royalty’.

“The important man—what did he look like?” Wyvern asked.

The two deplorable rodents looked up at him in confusion. They looked through arms held in front of their faces as if toward off a pending strike. Wyvern leaned forward on his forelimbs.

“You said he was ‘important.’ He wore blue clothes. What did he look like? Face, hair—what?” he growled with small tongues of fire licking around his teeth.

“Also pretty, like lady!” Moss Blossom squealed. “Nice clothes! Long blue vest with another tower—different shiny stone, blue shiny stone…”

Wyvern growled in frustration. The Blue Prince of Avallonis. The little fop could bring Wyvern no end of misery; an army’s worth of misery to be exact. Especially if he had his sights set on the Maiden.

“He threatened you?” Wyvern asked of them.

“Y-yes, with sharp metal. He threaten blood,” White-eye answered. Moss Blossom nodded her head vigorously in agreement.

“Indeed, you had no choice but to flee,” Wyvern said. “But, rules are rules…” he added with menace.


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An Interview with Russell Archey


-What inspired you to become a writer?

The art of creating! I love building worlds, creatures, and characters then placing them in a world to live in. I also like the challenge of making my worlds feel “lived in”—as I’m simply writing my observations from a world that moves on whether I’m there or not. And when all is said and done, there’s now a thriving narrative where once there was only blank pages and my own untapped ideas.


-If you could visit your book’s world for a day, what one thing would you do?

Visit the Hynefol: a deep, magical forest of dense trees where all your important needs are met. It can be dangerous for those who bring ill will, but that definitely wouldn’t be me! That, and I’d love to nap under the canopy that’s so dense you can hear the rain, but not get a drop on you.


-It’s two in the morning. What does your protagonist reveal in confidence? (Don’t worry, we won’t tell.)

Although Wyvern is wicked and despicable, wants to kill her and her friends, and basically take over the world (again…basically. I don’t want to give away too much!), really, she just feels sorry for him.


-Which of your characters would you go out for drinks with?

Serpent. She’s also a good dancer, for a dragon.


-You’re in a tavern, and a dwarf challenges you to a duel. What do you do?

Throw some mining maps from the Veil Mountains on the ground. They’d totally forget what they were mad about.


-Is there a genre you could never write? Which and why?

Literary fiction. I just don’t have the voice or style that would create a good story in that genre—and I’ve tried! I’m also not a huge fan of reading literary fiction and as such, I don’t get much exposure to the ways and methods of that genre.

I’ll stick with fantasy and fear!

About Russell Archey

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Russell Archey has been writing since he was old enough to hold a pencil. His love for narratives, world-building, and story-telling has fed into nearly every aspect of his life: from his video and board game hobbies to pressing his most cherished books onto his unfortunate children (who will, one day, read the Lord of the Rings trilogy whether they like it or not). When he's not creating new worlds and horrifying things to threaten them with destruction, he's bringing other author's fantastic works to life as an audiobook narrator, spending time with his two children, and pressing his dear wife's eternal patience with his quirky habits.


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  1. The excerpt was very entertaining, I would love to read The Seven Spires!
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  2. Do you ever get writer's block?

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    1. All the time! I find it best to just keep writing through it and take care of those rough patches during editing--so long as you keep writing!

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  3. If you could meet any famous author, who would it be and why would you want to meet that person?

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    1. Laird Barron; I love his writing style and would love to learn some writing techniques and styles with him!

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  4. If you could eat only 1 food for rest of your life ,what would that be?

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  5. It's been said that "the clothes make the man". Do you agree with this?

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    1. Depends on what the man's goal--I certainly wouldn't wear a suit while camping!

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  6. IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT WHEN YOU MEET A PERSON FOR THE 1ST TIME, YOU WILL GET YOUR IMPRESSION OF WHAT THAT PERSON IS LIKE.

    WHEN SOMEONE MEETS YOU FOR THE 1ST TIME, WHAT IS THE IMPRESSION THAT YOU WOULD LIKE THAT PERSON TO HAVE OF YOU?

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  7. ALFRED NOBEL WAS THE INVENTOR OF DYNAMITE. ONE DAY, HE READ HIS OWN OBITUARY. THE NEWSPAPER(ERRONOUSLY) HAD PUBLISHED THE OBITUARY, BELIEVING HE HAD DIED.

    IN THE OBITUARY,IT STATED WORDS TO THE EFFECT THAT NOBEL'S INVENTION(DYNAMITE) WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR MORE PEOPLE BEING KILLED THEN ANYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD.

    READING THIS OBITUARY CAUSES NOBEL TO RETHINK HIS WAYS. THIS IS WHY HE CREATED THE NOBEL PRIZE.

    WHEN YOU DIE, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR OBITUARY TO READ?

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  8. Where does the inspiration for your writing comes from?

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  9. WHICH DO YOU BELIEVE ARE WORSE,SINS OF COMMISION OR SINS OF OMISSION AND WHY?

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  10. TO YOU, WHAT WOULD THE PERFECT MEAL CONSIST OF?

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  11. HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU REALIZED YOU WERE A SUCCESSFULL WRITER.

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  12. Which of the 4 seasons is your favorite?

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  13. TO YOU, WHAT IS A PERFECT DAY?

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  14. TO YOU, WHAT WOULD BE THE PERFECT COMPLEMENT BY A READER REGARDING YOUR WRITING?

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  15. I ONCE READ THE FOLLOWING JOKE.

    I MAN WHO WROTE SEVERAL NOVELS(BUT NEVER HAD THEM PUBLISHED). THE MAN DIES AND GOES TO THE PEARLY GATES AND SEES ST. PETER THERE.

    ST. PETER TELLS THE MAN THAT HE WILL BE TAKEN TO HELL AND THEN TO HEAVEN. HE WILL THEN DECIDE IF HE WISHES TO SPEND THE REST OF ETERNITY IN HELL OR IN HEAVEN.

    IN HELL,THE MAN SEES PEOPLE GOING UNDER ALL KINDS OF TORTURE. IN HEAVEN, THE MAN SEES PEOPLE GOING UNDER ALL KINDS OF TORTURE.

    THE MAN SAYS TO ST. PETER,"I DON'T UNDERSTAND, I DON'T SEE ANY DIFFERENCE IN HELL AND HEAVEN. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?"

    ST. PETER TELLS THE MAN, "IN HEAVEN, AUTHORS GET PUBLISHED."

    WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS JOKE?

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  16. TO YOU, WHAT WOULD A PERFECT DAY ENTAIL?

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  17. If you could do 1 thing to make the world better, what would you do?

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  18. Currently, what's your weather like?

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  19. Did you get any snow last night?

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  20. DO YOU THINK TED CRUZ SHOULD HAVE GONE ON THAT VACATION TO MEXICO WITH HIS FAMILY?

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  21. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO TO RELAX?

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  22. YOU HAVE A COO SURNAME. WHAT IS ITS LINEAGE?

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