Monday, August 15, 2011

Teen Book Scene: Character Interview with Abby


First an introduction to Ordained by Devon Ashley...


Normally, the school creates the hunters - not the monsters. 
Abby Sorrensten likes to play rough. Ripping the horns off the foreheads of demons, manipulating lightning and setting things on fire with the flick of your wrist can give you a serious rush. So she probably wasn’t the best choice for the Order’s experimental training program. Thirteen years of isolation, lack of affection and a bruised and broken body from horrendous training sessions creates more than just an exceptional fighter. It creates an evil within - an evil responsible for several deaths the night she left. 
Two hundred years later Abby resurfaces as the very thing the Order trained her to kill: a vampire. A mythical demon has set his sights on the school and only the ordained hunter has the powers to face it. Unbeknownst to the Order, Abby’s their precious ordained one and their only chance for survival. As much as she would love to leave them hanging, she’s not willing to risk the life of Emily, a fellow friend and hunter also fed up with the organization. 
But for Abby, locking herself away in a fortress with angry descendents of those she killed causes suspicions and tensions to run high. Abby must learn the demon’s weaknesses for battle before the Order learns hers.
And now onto the interview...

How do you think The Order got started, and why? 

Blame the Cannibal – vampirism did nothing to curve his appetite for human flesh. He’d nibble a little from someone here and a little from someone there. Since he didn’t nibble enough to actually kill them, they turned into vampires too – and lucky us, they had the same insatiable thirst for human flesh, which then changed to bloody meat, and then changed to the blood straight-up. They multiplied so quickly that my organization (the pure vampires) couldn’t keep the numbers of mutated vamps under control. The gods stepped in and created vampire hunters, and assigned a few men they deemed worthy to train them. Obviously, their descendants are not as worthy.

How did you and Emily officially meet?

Officially? I didn’t meet her until after she died. Yeah, that’s right – Emily’s got a few secrets of her own. I knew of her existence and watched her for awhile, but I never approached her. Truth be told, I needed Emily. I spent centuries trying to track down a demon that killed us hunters on our twenty-fifth birthday. I knew the day would come when Eraticus would seek her out – but I was late, and she died before I got there. Lucky for her, I’ve got a secret card to play when dealt that hand.

Have you ever thought about your father, and why his motives indicated turning you evil?

I try not to think about the [bleep] too often, but I’m pretty sure his only motive was to have his little girl take after him…and use me for the powers I inherited from my mother. Although, I’m guessing he stole my mother’s powers the day he killed her, so who knows what’s going on in that messed up head of his.

What do you think is the motive behind The Order's secrecy?

Who the hell knows what those morons over there are thinking. I mean seriously. You’ve got a demon out there that likes to make snack appetizers out of hunters. Would it kill them to spend some time trying to figure out the demon’s weaknesses? I managed to figure it out how to destroy him…

What is one thing you learned while you were in The Order's domain long ago? 

Watch your back and keep your secrets secret. The advisors of the Order only look out for themselves and they’ll slam a spike through your back in a heartbeat if they think they can benefit off it.


Thanks to Lili for letting Abby rant for a bit (maybe she can go a day without being so trigger-happy now). Don’t forget to stop by my Crazy Dream Blog for a chance to win a copy of Ordained signed with a personalized doodle-graph. Giveaway ends August 20th.


Thanks to Abby and Devon (and Teen Book Scene)!

LiLi