The Elemental Union

Shanna Bosarge
Shanna Bosarge Author Interview

Devian follows an orphan with a mysterious past who discovers powers that could either end the war or destroy the world. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

When I started writing, in the early 2000’s, the plot an premise changed many times, but Sterling and Brom were always the central characters. At first, Sterling relied heavily on Brom to save her, but after watching Appleseed – I was convinced I needed a strong female character that could hold her own in any fight. Brom was always tough as nails, but he has a vulnerable side that he holds tightly to his chest – the two together make one heck of team.

Sterling is an intriguing and well developed character. What were some driving ideals behind her character’s development?

I wanted Sterling to be someone we could all relate to – she has many flaws, but she loves fiercely and is loyal to her friends and family to a fault. I didn’t want her to be a the perfect heroine – Sterling gets into a ton of trouble because of her inability to control her temper, but not only that – trouble follows her wherever she goes. Though she pushes people away, she really wants someone to hold onto – and Brom may or may not be that someone. Never mistake Stelring for a damsel in distress.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

The main theme of series is Balance – without Balance there is chaos. Right now the world is in chaos and a new balance must be found. Devian is the start of the journey to find a balance that will save humanity.

This is book one in your Elemental Union series. What can readers expect in book two?

Sterling’s Devian powers are still developing and she’s learning more about her past. As time goes by new threats appear on the horizon in the form of a mysterious voice only she can hear and a horde of demon graekull. The voice she hears comes to her in a language she’s never heard, but can oddly undestand. Is this voice connected to the influx of demons? Book Two follows Sterling as she learns more about her Devian abilities and who she really is.

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Shanna Bosarge’s breakout novel introduces Sterling Rin’Ovana — a complex, beautiful, and dangerous woman who forges toward a powerful future despite her unknown past.

Resentful of the silver eyes inherited from a mother she never knew, Sterling must learn to put aside the wayward glances and the whispered insults of those who see her as a monster. Silver eyes that also betray her as a Devian, and the hunted quarry of the Severon.

Born in the midst of a battle between her Veillen father and graekull demons and the blood of her dying mother, Sterling is secreted away by Hemi — a trusted family servant. She grows in peace and safety until the Severon find her, years later. As they destroy the people and the places she grew to love, Sterling battles their constant push to capture her, as well as her own regret over the trail of destruction that follows her escape.

No amount of Hemi’s training could prepare Sterling for the relentless pursuit of the Severon. As she flees, Hemi’s dying words ring in her ears — urging her to find shelter in the land of Kai’Vari, the place of her birth. While she hopes to find a place to finally call home, she returns to the millennia old battle between man and demon, as well as fear and mistrust from those who should instead protect her.

She also finds — as her Devian powers emerge — that she may either be the key to ending the ancient battle, or the catalyst to the world’s destruction.

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