"Ariessy of Midgard is an emotional fantasy adventure story that expertly hits all the right notes for young adult fantasy fans."
- Literary Titan
Two Races — One Law — Zero Tolerance
LB Arthur - I think all kids feel like they don't belong or fit in at a certain point in their teens. It feels as though you're not in control of anything, and I wanted to portray that in Ariessy's life.
LB Arthur - I used to be a host mother to some wonderful foreign teenagers who were studying here in the UK, and each of them made up a part of Ariessy's character. It isn't easy to adjust to a new country, with a different language, social expectations, food, traditions etc. Ariessy finds out there's a good reason why she feels the way she does, which in some ways comes as a relief, but it's also tough for her to adjust to a whole new way of seeing herself and the world. I think every teenager finds it difficult to accept restrictions, even when they're put in place for their own protection, and it takes some time for Ariessy to adjust, so her development could only go so far in book one. We see her transform completely in book two.
LB Arthur - Self-acceptance, belonging, respect and responsibility for the natural world, and accepting our limits. Ariessy fights as hard as she can, she saves a life and avenges her attacker, but she needs a bit of help to get to the finish line. We all need someone to help us walk that extra mile sometimes, and that's okay.
LB Arthur - My next book is the follow up to this one. It's titled Ariessy of Odinstone, and I'm hoping to publish it early next year.
'Ariessy of Midgard' is LB Arthur's debut novel.
She is a self-professed geek, when not writing, reading, spending time with the kids, or taking long walks along the coast, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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