Today we have the lovely Page Morgan and an entertaining interview with Luc and Vander from The Dispossessed Trilogy! We are huge fans of this series here at Dark Faerie Tales. The Wondrous and the Wicked is the last book in the series and was released on April 15, 2015 from Delacorte Press! Read Bridget’s reviews for The Beautiful and the Cursed and The Lovely and the Lost by clicking on their titles and give this series a try if you haven’t already!
A huge thank you to Page for today’s contest! There will be 3 winners total! One winner will win a personalized paperback of The Beautiful and the Cursed. One winner will win a personalized hardcover of The Lovely and the Lost. One winner will win a personalized hardcover of The Wondrous and the Wicked. This contest is US only.
I’m the author of The Beautiful & The Cursed, a young adult novel about two sisters who, on their mission to find their missing brother, discover a veiled world of gargoyles and demons in the city of Paris. I’m currently writing the second and third novels in this series, which saps most of my brainpower. I live in New England with my husband and our three children, along with our ancient dog and arrogant cat, quickly sap the rest of it. I accept virtual gifts of coffee, chocolate, and cupcakes.
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Dark Faerie Tales: Today we have the great privilege of having two of my all time favorite characters from The Dispossessed series by Page Morgan. Please welcome Luc and Vander!
Hi guys, I am so excited that you were both able to come and visit us today. I know that you have a pretty strained relationship at times so I am really glad that you both agreed to be courteous to each other and answer a few questions for us! For my first question I want you each to introduce yourselves and tell us something unique about yourself so those that haven’t met either of you yet will get an idea of what to expect when reading your story?
Luc: I’ve been a gargoyle for the last three centuries. That means I shift from my human form to my true, gargoyle form whenever the humans in my assigned territory require my protection.
Vander: And I’m a demon hunter with the Alliance here in Paris. Luc and I both protect humans in that capacity.
Luc: *looks sideways at Vander* I’m better at it.
DFT: This next question is for Luc. You happen to be a gargoyle and you protect any humans that live inside of your assigned domain. I know that being a gargoyle isn’t really something you wanted, but are there are good perks about it?
Luc: Being able to fly, maybe. Though I can only do that at night. There are some gargoyles that prefer this existence, but I’m not one of them.
DFT: This next question is for Vander. You are known as a duster, which basically means you have special powers that you inherited from demons. What do you think is the most useful thing about your special gift? If you had the opportunity to pick any duster gift what would it be and why?
Vander: Yes, I have mersian demon blood—which means I can temporarily absorb the abilities of other Duster’s I come into physical contact with. I think I’m lucky to have mersian blood. It isn’t violent or dangerous, like Ingrid’s lectrux blood or Grayson’s hellhound blood. I wouldn’t choose another duster gift—this one suits me just fine.
DFT: I know that you both care deeply for Ingrid. She has a lot of amazing qualities so I can see why you both fell for her. Can you tell me when was the first moment you realized that you were falling for her?
Vander: When I saw her in my uncle’s bookshop the morning after she arrived in Paris.
Luc: When I showed her what I truly was and she didn’t run away.
DFT: Since you are both in love with the same girl what do you think is the one advantage your have over the other when it comes to Ingrid?
Vander: Well…mine’s obvious. I’m human.
Luc: *shifts uncomfortably* He does have that. I can keep her safe, and yes, I love her, but other than that… I don’t have anything to offer a human.
DFT: This next question is just for Vander. You are an important member of The Alliance, which is a group that hunts demons. Why did you decide to join the Alliance and what do you think is the best part about being a member?
Vander: I joined because I knew I was different, and I knew I could help them. I needed a reason to be what I was. I think the best part is belonging somewhere. Alliance members may not be Dusters like me, but they accept me anyway.
DFT: This next question is just for Luc. Because you are a gargoyle you have been alive a very long time, 327 years to be exact. In all those years I imagine you have seen many things what would you say is one of your favorite memories from your time of being a gargoyle?
Luc: I don’t have many favorite memories, but I have enjoyed flying over Paris and seeing it change and grow. I can still look down and find the spot where my family’s farm once stood. I can remember the city the way it once was.
DFT: Like I said earlier you two aren’t really huge fans of each other, but you actually work really well together if you can tolerate it. Can you each tell me something that you envy about the other?
Vander: Luc’s strength.
Luc: His…humanness, I suppose.
DFT: For those of us that haven’t yet read the ending of your story can you give a few hints as to what we can expect from The Wondrous and the Wicked?
Vander: Though they are not all happily-ever-after’s, everyone’s story does has an end of sorts.
Luc: *trying to suppress a smile* And some stories have another beginning.
Quick Fire Questions (Favorites)
DFT: Favorite food?
L: I don’t eat.
DFT: Favorite thing about Paris?
V: The culture, the history, the architecture—
L: She said ‘thing’ not ‘things.’ I like my territory.
DFT: Weapon of choice:
V: My crossbow.
L: My talons.
DFT: Favorite time of the year?
DFT: Favorite Ingrid moment?
V: I don’t think I should say—
L: No, you shouldn’t. Though our answers are probably the same.
The Wondrous and the Wicked Tour Schedule
4/6/2015- The Cover Contessa– Interview
4/7/2015- Bookhounds ya– Review
4/8/2015- A Dream Within A Dream– Guest Post
4/9/2015- The Irish Banana Review– Review
4/10/2015- A Book and a Latte– Interview
4/14/2015- Two Chicks on Books– Guest Post
4/15/2015- Mundie Moms– Review
4/16/2015- Dark Faerie Tales– Interview
4/17/2015- Alice Marvels– Guest Post
This contest is provided by Page Morgan!
One winner will win a personalized paperback of The Beautiful and the Cursed. One winner will win a personalized hardcover of The Lovely and the Lost. One winner will win a personalized hardcover of The Wondrous and the Wicked. (US only)
Available April 15, 2015 from Delacorte Press/Random House
About this Book:
For fans of Lauren Kate’s Fallen series comes the exciting conclusion to the trilogy that includes The Beautiful and the Cursed and The Lovely and the Lost. The Waverly sisters must save themselves before all is lost.
Since the Waverlys arrived in Paris, the streets have grown more fearsome by the day. As Ingrid learns to master her lectrux gift, she must watch Axia’s power grow strong enough to extend beyond her Underneath hive. By all indications, the fallen angel’s Harvest is near-and the timing couldn’t be worse.
Targeted by vengeful gargoyles, Gabby has been exiled to London for her own protection. Meanwhile, the gargoyle castes are in disarray, divided between those who want Luc to lead them and those who resent him and his fondness for humans. The Alliance is crumbling from the inside as well, its members turning against one another, and possibly against the Waverlys, too.
Axia has promised that the world will burn. And now, unable to trust the Alliance, separated from Luc, Gabby, and her twin, Grayson, Ingrid is left to face the demon uprising alone.
Click HERE to read an excerpt