It’s Drollerie Blog Tour Time, and I’m pleased to present an interview with Du from Meredith Holmes’ story Unseelie.
For my own character’s part, Ted Finch is over at Fraser Sherman’s place, in case you want to see what he’s up to. He’s the “hero” of Sister Night, Sister Moon, my novella that appears in Things that Go Bump in the Night.
But, ahem, without further adieu… here’s Du!
1. Tell me about what you think is the most pressing issue between the Seelie and Unseelie courts.
Well, now that’s a tough call… I mean, we’re both ancient, both powerful… but I see the key issue as being the Seelie Court are a bunch of gits and prats. But if I had to be, er, polite about such things I’d say the biggest issue is that the Unseelie Court rather enjoys existing and the Seelie Court would rather us not.
2. How did you and Cadfael meet?
I think we’ve always known each other, some days. We met when I was a stripling and he was fresh from the school room. Little prince, he was, and I was raising seven shades of mischief. Neither of us were old enough to have a beard yet but we became fast companions the day I was dragged into Mabd’s chambers for a dressing down after I let loose the cattle from the Royal Stables. Cadfael thought it was a fine jape and I had to agree… He was the only thing between me and a tanned hide. The Queen decided that I could do with a ‘proper upbringing’ and before I knew it, I was officially Cadfael’s companion. I’m now his Right Hand and official unofficial body guard.
3. Readers of the interview will want to know. What do you look for in a romantic interest?
*laughs* Passion, adventure, someone who isn’t boring… Beauty. Not the golden beauty of Loreli but something more. I want… I want someone who would not hesitate to draw a blade for me, someone I would gladly take a blade for. Was that too serious? I also appreciate a fine bosom, a healthy head for ale and mead and a love of nature. And she can’t be allergic to cats.