Q1) Tell us about your book
The Lost Legends is the first in a mashup retelling series of Robin Hood and Rapunzel... with pirates.
Princess Adalina grew up hearing tales of the Nihryst, a group of immortal warriors cursed and left on a secret island by her ancestors. All her life, she has vowed to one day find them and break the curse.
When trouble strikes in her kingdom, she goes on the search for these immortals, thinking they might be the only ones powerful enough to save everyone. She sets sail with a crew that turns out to be pirates, and her quest becomes an adventure worthy of her favorite stories.
Q2) Why did you focus on myths/legends from that particular region?
I have always felt this deep connection to the history of the U.K., especially with the stories of Robin Hood and King Arthur. Something about these characters overcoming obstacles to help others draws me in. I'm aware that these are common themes in stories, but these two in particular have always called to me. Robin Hood has been my favorite story for as long as I can remember.
Q3) Who is your favorite mythical figure?
It's hard to pick just one, but probably Poseidon because I love the ocean.
Q4) If you could choose to hang out with one mythical God, who would it be and why?
Helios. I think it would be fun to see the world from above and bring people light.
Q5) Do you plan on writing similar books in the future?
Absolutely! In fact, I have a Hades and Persephone retelling planned. I'm very excited to jump into it more. It's set in both the current time and through history.
All her life, Cait Marie has loved fairy tales. When she discovered a passion for writing in 2015, she knew she had finally found the right path.
Cait is the creator and manager of Functionally Fictional. In 2019, she joined the indie staff of YA Books Central as a reviewer and then Indie Co-Manager in 2020. From 2017 to 2020, she held multiple positions within Coffee House Writers, including C.O.O., Editor, Advertising Supervisor, and Writer. She graduated with honors in 2019 from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, and she is currently enrolled in their Master of Fine Arts program.
She lives in Indiana, where she freelance edits and provides a variety of other author services. When she’s not writing or reading, she can usually be found watching Disney movies, creating pages in her bullet journal, painting, or singing showtunes to annoy her family and cats.
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S. K. Gregory is an author, editor and blogger. She currently resides in Northern Ireland.
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