Rowena Cory Daniells is passionate about writing. Her speculative fiction stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies including Dreaming DownUnder and Dreaming Again. She has supported the writing community by serving on the management committees of two national genre awards, the Queensland Writers Centre, the Brisbane Writers Festival and Fantastic Queensland. When she sat down to write The Chronicles of King Rolen’s Kin, she set out to write the kind of book that you look forward to after a tough week at work, the kind of book that carries you away. KRK is published by Solaris. The latest book, King Breaker, has just been published by Solaris. You can find Rowena on her website rowena-cory-daniells.com, on Facebook and on Twitter as @RCDaniells
by Rowena Cory Daniells
In the very first book of King Rolen’s Kin (KRK), Byren tells his twin, who is only 7 minutes older than him, that he doesn’t want to be king. Byren says something like: ‘It’s a terrible thing to never know if the woman in your bed is there because she loves you or because you’re the king’s heir.’ Despite this, his twin can’t understand why Byren doesn’t want the crown. People who crave wealth and power, think everyone wants this.
I’ve been watching the TV series White Queen Red Queen which is set during the War of the Roses. I found it really made me think about power and family.
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