Welcome to the SNAKEROOT blog tour! Bosque Mar haunts the dreams of both Adne and Logan, trying to escape for the Nether, where Calla, Shay and the other Guardians trapped him in the final battle in the War of All Against All... Will he turn Adne to the dark side? Will Logan reclaim his birthright? And will darkness take over our world? Follow the SNAKEROOT blog tour, featuring nine posts from author Andrea Cremer, over the next three weeks to get the inside scoop!
Andrea’s on Adne:
I’m still surprised by how much I enjoy writing villains – I don't know whether to be intrigued or troubled by this fondness for the wicked ones. In Snakeroot I had a lot of fun writing Logan Bane. So terribly self-serving and conniving, Logan serves up a lot of snark, which is very entertaining to create. Logan is also at a crossroads in his life. Having always been surrounded by servants, Logan now finds himself forced to act on his own and he demonstrates a potential for decisiveness and violence that is both mesmerizing and frightening. Watching him go through the process of establishing his independence, despite complaining about it along the way, has been fascinating.
The most challenging character to write in Snakeroot is Ariadne. Adne has lost so much due to recent events, and she’s deeply troubled. Her stubborn streak prevents her from asking for help; thus, Adne becomes more and more isolated and drawn closer to what most endangers her. Traveling with Adne through this dark time is particularly hard because she’s such a strong young woman with lots of moxie, but at the moment she’s mired in grief, confusion, and fear. I’m just glad I know she has the will and wherewithal to fight her way back to hope and love.
Picking up right where BLOODROSE left off, SNAKEROOT follows two characters readers know well from the original Nightshade trilogy. Adne, one of the Searchers and Ren's half-sister, is plagued by nightmares featuring the evil Bosque Mar, now trapped in the Nether and looking for a way out. Adne's power draws him to her, and he wants, more than anything, for her to come to the side of dark magic and free him. Logan Bane, the Keeper who was once set to rule Calla and Ren's Haldis pack, is one of the few of his kind left, after he helped Shay close the rift between our world and the Nether. But he wants to re-open that rift so he can re-create Guardians and reclaim the Keepers' magic. He raids the Rowan Estate to find what he needs to perform dark, ancient rituals, but Bosque Mar has turned his back on Logan for his treachery, and without his help, Logan is lost. The two teens are both battling Bosque Mar--one who wants to be left alone, and the other who wants help.
About Andrea Cremer:
Andrea Cremer is the internationally bestselling author of the Nightshade series, which includes the critically acclaimed Nightshade, Wolfsbane, Bloodrose, Rift and Rise. She went to school until there wasn't any more school to go to, ending with a Ph.D. in early modern history--a reflection of her fascination with witchcraft and warfare--and taught for years at Macalester College. She grew up roaming the forests and lakeshores of northern Wisconsin, but now lives in New York City, where she roams the sidewalks and riverbanks of the concrete jungle she calls home. www.andreacremer.com @andreacremer