Expect an Epic Conclusion

Robert Blanchard
Robert Blanchard Author Interview

The Treachery Of A Weasel follows Aidan as he must face his nemesis as a new foe and obstacles emerge to challenge him like never before. What were some sources that informed this novels development?

As always, Dragonheart inspires a great deal about the entire series. Ever since I saw the movie Willow, I’ve always wanted to do something with brownies. Norvin’s character change in this book is inspired by Wesker in the Resident Evil video game series (sorry, video game nerd here).

What were some challenges you felt were important to Aidan’s overall character development?

I felt that it was really important in this book for Aidan to hit absolute rock bottom. In The Roar of a Dragon, he dealt with a lot of horrible things, but in this one, it gets even worse, I think. It was going to be a testament to Aidan’s character if he could find a way out of this deeper, darker black hole than he had in Book 1.

What was the funnest scene in the book for you to write?

Funny that you would ask me that about this particular book. (Laughs) I said earlier that the brownies in this book were inspired by the ones in Willow. Years ago, I was telling by girlfriend about the idea, and she wanted me to add pixies as well. We talked through how the whole thing would happen, and we laughed the entire time. Ninety-five percent of that scene in the book is completely unchanged from that initial conversation all those years ago!

This is book two in The Roar of a Dragon series. What can readers expect in book three?

Expect an existing character (not Aidan) to deal with serious, debilitating personal issues that threaten the entire group. Expect new characters, new stories. Expect an epic conclusion. Do NOT expect everyone to survive …

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After their victory in Delmar, Aidan and his companions look toward their ultimate goal – stopping their nemesis, Sirak, once and for all. Sirak has taken over territories in the west, including the city of Min Lenoras, turning the inhabitants into the dreaded Ther-lor – mindless, yet nearly unstoppable creatures. If left unchecked, Sirak will continue to use the Dyn’osi ritual to convert entire cities to his cause, creating his vision of a perfect world.
But instead of being united against this terrible evil, the world is instead in a state of turmoil. People have formed a mob outside the Mage’s Tower in Lorehaven, demanding that the mages be held responsible for the forbidden magic that created the Ther-lor. Elves and dwarves distrust men, men distrust each other – the world is in no shape to battle the spreading horror of Sirak’s twisted vision. Knowing that he and his companions cannot stop Sirak themselves, Aidan works to get the people of the world on his side.
But along the way, Aidan will face an unforeseen circumstance leading to the disappearance of one of his closest companions. Driven to near-insanity, Aidan tries desperately to uncover the truth and save the companion, but along the way he finds more than he bargained for when a new foe emerges and Aidan realizes that there are more obstacles in their way than he thought.

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