It Makes Things More Fascinating

Nathaniel Stewart Author Interview

The Last Alignment: Cry of the Scorpions follows five teens that discover their families’ secrets and magical powers they have inherited. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

As a kid, the cartoons, shows, books, and movies that I loved the most all had an ensemble and revolved around a team dynamic. I think that’s why I have multiple main characters. I used to love when episodes would focus on different members and it wasn’t all about one experience or perspective. It makes things more fascinating and gives room for a lot of depth and richness.

Which character in the novel do you feel you relate to more and why?

I’d say it’s a toss up between Androse and Natalye. Of the five main characters, they both have an element or two of my personality. I relate to Androse and his introverted nature, and I relate to Natalye and her peace-loving nature.

How long did it take you to imagine, draft, and write the world your characters live in?

I started developing my story when I was fifteen as far as characters, plot points, and things like that. I had journals for each of my five main characters with all sorts of information about them and their families in them. Those journals got destroyed unfortunately, but luckily I had already made word documents for each where I had typed everything up. I didn’t actually start writing the story until I was twenty-one, and my twenty-one-year-old brain scrapped a good bit of what my fifteen-year-old brain thought was good or “cool.” I’m thirty-two now, so over the years I’ve had quite a few drafts, re-writes, revisions, edits, and everything else, but I got there and I’m extremely proud of my first book.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I’m currently working on the third installment of “The Last Alignment” series. To be honest, this third book has been a challenging ride for various reasons, and I’m particular about my work being true to me, my vision for the story, and my creativity. There is a slight possibility for the end of this year, but I’m more than likely looking at early 2023.

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Follow the journeys of five teenagers as they are brought together to fulfill a shared sacred duty. Awbrey, Hudson, Androse, Zander, and Natalye know nothing of this inherited responsibility and very little about the magic that has been passed down for generations in their respective families. With the reappearance of a man named Hektor, however, their loved ones are forced to finally tell them a multitude of truths and expose secrets that were being kept from them.

Awbrey and Hudson are the only two of the five who have a pre-existent relationship. On top of being ripped from their lives, dealing with revelations, and being given stations they didn’t ask for, they also have to get to know and learn each other which, for a bunch of sixteen-year-olds, is everything but easy.

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