Monday, June 6, 2016

Upcoming Q & A with Bethesda!

Hello, everyone!

Rachel here, commandeering Trav's blog day to ask you folks for a little help. As you might have heard from a few previous posts NO GOOD DRAGON GOES UNPUNISHED is coming out in just a few weeks (preorder it here!). I actually just sent the final version of the text to the proofreader, so that means it's time to start doing fun bonus book launch stuff! Yay!

Free stuff?! THIS. IS. RACHEL'S BLOOOOOOOOOOG! (so yes)

One of the projects I have in mind is going to be (hopefully) really cool, but to make it even cooler, I wanted to ask for your input. Without letting the dragon out of the bag too much, I'm going to be doing an...interview of sorts with everyone's favorite terrible mother, Bethesda the Heartstriker! So if you ever had a question you wanted to hear Bethesda answer about her children, her clan, dragons, or her life in general, please ask it in the comments below.

Bethesda, she's not as bad as she looks! She's actually way worse.

I'll be picking the best ones (or at least the ones I can answer without horribly spoiling the series) for her to answer in a special Heartstrikers short story that will come out before the release of book 3. YES! EARLY HEARTSTRIKERS! WOO!

This story will be free and made specially for you guys, my awesome fans! So if there's a question you desperately want to see Bethesda answer that I haven't addressed in the books, ask it below, and let's have some fun!

Thanks as always, and I'll see you guys on Wednesday for more Prose Summer Camp!


Rachel

38 comments:

BG12sofia said...

First of all, please don't eat me...

Secondly, when can we expect the K clutch?

Anonymous said...

Brohomir's name seems to be unique, in that all of your other children have common American names. Did all of B clutch get unique names, or did you know Brohomir was special when he hatched?

Anonymous said...

How did you know your father's fangs could become weapons??? Did you find out accidentally, or did you enchant his ordinary fangs to become extraordinary swords?

Sara Roberts said...

Where did you get your fashion sense from? Also, do dragons shop for themselves or send humans to do it?

Wyatt Rose said...

Do dragons go anywhere when they're in dragon form? Or do they have to be in dragon form?

Wyatt Rose said...

That last one was supposed to be do they have to be in human form?

Donald said...

Did your father and mother have many clutches and if so did they use the same naming scheme as you? In other words, were you from the second clutch or something else all together? Are any of your siblings still around?

diane said...

Who is(are) the father(s) of your clutches? I may have missed this information, because I read too fast when I get caught up in a story even, as in this case, the second time around.

After a mating flight is it customary to:
Kill or eat the lucky fellow?
Banish him?
Pay him off in treasure?
Do some dragon queens have consorts that hang around?
Is each mating contract unique where it spells out the particulars? Or ruled by tradition?
How will it benefit Ian (i.e. The Heartstrikers) if Svena has a clutch? And who will they belong to? the Heartstrikers or the Three Sisters?

chris said...

Oh glorious Bethesda, we mere mortals are unworthy of your condescension.

Following diane's questions, are the heads of all of your consorts hanging in your great hall?

Travis Bach said...

These are great questions ya'll!

Anonymous said...

Bethesda, your father lived in South America. When did you move to Heartstriker Mountain? What made you choose that location?

Do you have any favorite vacation spots, or does running the clan take up all of your time?

How long does it take a clutch to hatch?

How do you hold multiple phone conversations at the same time? Do you mute the children you're not talking to because you already know what they'll say? Do you listen to all of them talk at once?

What is your most prized piece of treasure? How did you obtain it?

Your greatest victory was obviously when you defeated your father, but you've defeated many other dragons. Who are you proudest of defeating? How did you win?

Bronwyn said...

Bethesda, what qualities are you attracted to in a mate? Has love ever played a part in your choice?

Sam said...

Is there special methods that you use to prevent your ambitious brood from taking over as just being more scary than any one dragon wouldn't be enough to stand up to a group of dragons?

B. Malengier said...

What vacation spots are your favorite?

BloodFX said...

Which of you children most resemble the Quetzalcoatl in coloring or physical appearance?

colibri1995 said...

Who is Julius (and Justin) father? Will we meet him?

Ian Mitchell said...

Who does your hair?

Sheridan Jeane said...

I know that over the years you've consumed many of your children when they have displeased you. Which was the most delicious? Which was the least?

Sheridan Jeane said...

I know that over the years you've consumed many of your children when they have displeased you. Which was the most delicious? Which was the least?

Ken Hughes said...

Milady: since that annoying Marcie girl isn't listening this time: how *did* magic "go away" and then come back on Earth? And why is it that dragons' power seem have been the least affected by the centuries without it?

(What, go and tell Marcie? Of course I'd never do that, really--)

Anonymous said...

Love, love, LOVE the series.

Will there be LOTS more? And Vikas Adam should read them all, because he's fantastic at it.

Rachel Aaron said...

OMG these questions are so great, thank you all!! I see a ton of ones I'm absolutely going to use (and a ton of ones I won't be using because they get answered in the next two books!) Which are which? I can not say, but this is going to be fuuuuuuuuuuun!

Thank you all so much! Keep 'em coming!

Tamara said...

Of course you would never let anyone insult you without punishing them. What is your favorite form of retaliation?

Hisham El-Far said...

*coughs*

Of all your progeny who were deemed failures... which (that you ate) was the tastiest? Also, what wine pairs well with them?

Hisham El-Far said...

... What's with the eyes of your offspring?

Olivia Smith said...

How many children were you planning on having when you named you first clutch with A's?

Anonymous said...

Dear Bethesda,
Please don't take this the wrong way.
Or eat me.
But...
Do you secretly eat from hoards of expensive candy when nobody is watching?

Alice Peterson said...

Dear Bethesda,
You've lived a long and prosperous life. Do you ever reminisce about the good ol' days? What time period do you have the greatest fondness for?

Teagan Marie said...

Bethesda,

I know you ruthlessly took out Quetzalcoatl and all, but do you have a memory of him that you treasure? Something fond you occasionally look back on when you're sure no one is watching. As sure as you can be with Bob around of course.

Anonymous said...

Oh mighty Bethesda,
please don't eat me but,
are you going to have a new Clutch soon? If so, what type of dragon? A Asian Dragon, European, or a Feathered Serpent? Would you feel safe with a new clutch with Spirits taking back the world? Would you think one may be special? What would the K names be? Do we ever meet and Ds? Or did you eat all the Ds?

Tyler Stewart said...

So we know about your father the Quetzalcoatl, but what about your mother? Who is she and what can you tell us about her? Also who do you take after more your father or your mother?

Anonymous said...

Bethesda,
You are on tv huh?
Reality tv or news?
Do you enjoy the attention?
Do they show you as a good guy or bad guy?
How famous are you?
Do you hate interviews?(if so, tell me so I can run/ beg for mercy before you eat me)

Unknown said...

Bethesda,

Did you ever attend a school or university? If so, where did you go and what did you study? The reason I ask is because you seem to have a solid grasp of things like technology and finance.

On a related note, how often do you interact with humans directly? For example, when making a purchase or investment. Do you go through intermediaries? How do you decide who to trust?

Unknown said...

Bethesda,

Did you ever attend a school or university? If so, where did you go and what did you study? The reason I ask is because you seem to have a solid grasp of things like technology and finance.

On a related note, how often do you interact with humans directly? For example, when making a purchase or investment. Do you go through intermediaries? How do you decide who to trust?

Travis Bach said...

So many good questions that can't be answered because of book 3. Mwahahaha! This is great!

Travis Bach said...

So many good questions that can't be answered because of book 3. Mwahahaha! This is great!

Travis Bach said...

I'm just popping in to say that Rachel is done writing the Bethesda interview, so no new questions will be considered.

The short will be coming out in a few weeks, more details here on the ignorant when we get closer.

Travis Bach said...

I curse you autocorrect!

"Here on the blog" is what I meant.