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Across the Worlds Event: The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King

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Today for Across the Worlds Event we get to visit the dark and twisted world of The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King! This is Emily’s debut novel and it features a young girl who becomes the hundredth queen to a tyrant ruler! This will be releasing on June 1st from Amazon Publishing! For today’s post, I had the privilege of interviewing Rajah Tarek (the tyrant ruler)!!! You can check out his answers below and make sure to enter the awesome giveaway!

*Enter to win a finished copy of The Hundredth Queen at the end of this post!*

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Interview with Rajah Tarek

Dark Faerie Tales: Hi, mighty Rajah we are so honored that you agreed to take the time to answer a few questions for us today! To start things off, can you introduce yourself and tell us what you think is your best attribute?

Rajah Tarek: Of course! I’m always happy to spare a few moments for commoners.

I am the well-renowned Rajah Tarek, beloved ruler of the Tarachand Empire, the greatest nation in the world. I have ninety-nine beautiful wives and countless courtesans, who all adore me, and the largest imperial army on the continent. My wives would say I have many fine qualities, but my best is my mercy. Indeed, my benevolence outmatches the gods’.

DFT: You rule an amazing land and I would love for you to describe your favorite place inside of your kingdom?

Rajah Tarek: The Turquoise Palace is my home and private oasis. My imperial city is the richest and biggest in the four nations. We truly are the center of civilization. People travel far and wide to view my golden palace upon the hill and attend our rank tournaments in my grand arena.

DFT: Along with all of its beauty your kingdom also has many dangers, but what do you think is the most dangerous thing residing in it?

Rajah Tarek: Like the empire’s state symbol, the scorpion, my troops are armed and equipped to defeat our enemies. The most unwanted and deadly of them all are bhutas. These soulless demons have no place in our world. I will not rest until every last bhuta is eliminated.

DFT: I imagine in your life you have done some awful things to get to where you are today.  Do you have any regrets from your past that if given the opportunity you would want to go back and change?

Rajah Tarek: Rajahs have no regrets, as we never make mistakes. However, if I was to change one unfortunate event, it would be the loss of my first-ever wife. She died too young.

DFT: Being a man of great wealth and means has allowed you to live a very comfortable life. But that doesn’t mean you have lived a happy one.  What is the one thing that you think would bring you true happiness?

Rajah Tarek: My life has been blessed by the gods, and so it’s my duty to show my gratitude for them by seeking out and destroying our enemies, the bhutas. Saving my people from these filthy demons brings me great satisfaction.

DFT: Kalinda is a spirited young women and she becomes your hundredth queen. What was it about her that made you decide to take her as your wife?

Rajah Tarek: Kalinda…ah, she is a sweet blossom. I knew the moment I set eyes on her that she was meant to become my rani. I traveled across the empire in search of a woman who possessed the courage necessary to triumph in the rank tournaments. Kalinda not only has stunning long dark hair, but a noble heart. She reminds me of my first-ever wife.

DFT: Before you leave would you mind sharing with us a lesson you have learned that has helped you in your life?

Rajah Tarek: The greatest advice I can provide is that you must become indomitable. Harden your heart, thicken your skin, and gird your loins for the arena of life. Only by becoming faster, stronger, and shrewder than your opponent, will you survive.

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About Emily:

Emily R. King is a reader of everything and a writer of fantasy. Born in Canada and raised in the USA, she has perfected the use of “eh” and “y’all” and uses both interchangeably. Shark advocate, consumer of gummy bears, and islander at heart, Emily’s greatest interests are her four children. She’s a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and an active participant in her local writers’ community. She lives in Northern Utah with her family and their cantankerous cat.

You can visit Emily around the web here: Website Twitter  | Instagram Facebook

Want to read more from Emily R. King?

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This contest is provided by Emily R. King!

One lucky reader will win a finished copy of The Hundredth Queen!!!
(US only)

Available June 1st 2017 by Skyscape

About this Book:

As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she’s an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood’s mountain temple.

But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda’s life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah’s ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik.

Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death—and her growing affection for Deven—Kalinda has only one hope for escape, and it lies in an arcane, forbidden power buried within her.

In Emily R. King’s thrilling fantasy debut, an orphan girl blossoms into a warrior, summoning courage and confidence in her fearless quest to upend tradition, overthrow an empire, and reclaim her life as her own.

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9 Responses to “Across the Worlds Event: The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King

  1. Penny OlsonNo Gravatar
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    I’d visit this world, only if I could be a warrior, not a courtesan.

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    Yes I would! I love stories like this! I am really looking forward to reading it!

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    “Would you want to visit this world?” But I’m already in this world, what do you mean? Regarding *that* world–maybe, maybe not.

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    Yes as long as I am safe.

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    I want to read this one so bad!

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    No, it sounds way too regimented.

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    I would love to!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    I would love to visit it

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    Yes! It sounds like an interesting place to visit.

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