I'm so excited to be a blog tour stop for Angela Marie Caldwell's The Last Order.
For my stop, I wanted to learn more about the "why" of her story.
But first, a description of The Last Order:
Lana forms a secret order of women knights to fulfill her father’s final request: find the queen who was thought to be dead and return her to the throne.
Lana Crewe is a strong, fiercely driven seventeen year old living in a village ruled by fear. With their king and queen both dead, strife and division have taken hold. Ruthlessly attacked by an Order called Talons, Lana’s father is fatally stabbed. Before he dies, he imparts upon Lana a directive to save the statue of Saint Peter, and tells her that the queen yet lives. Now it is up to Lana to unravel the mystery of Saint Peter and bring an end to all of the war by finding the queen.
A medieval tale of hope and mystery, The Last Order takes upper teenage angst and spins it on its head. You’ll be gripping this book as hard as it will be gripping you
And now the author's take on what brought about such an exciting story:
What inspired me to write The Last Order?
AMC: My degree is in video production and when I was in college I worked at a movie theater. I loved that job. I got free movie posters, free popcorn, and free movies, but I did the restrooms sometimes. Yuck! I love stories, and I watched movies all the time. After the film, A Knight's Tale released a flame inside took hold. I wished someone made a film with women knights. One where the men had failed to take care of the kingdom so the women had to kick butt and take names. Over the years, the story was discussed and imagined between my husband and I. It was even a partial screenplay once. But with no money or connections to ever produce a film of this caliber on our own, I started thinking maybe, just maybe. This dyslexic girl, who had been told a big fat D on the writing assignment she had the hardest on, could write a novel. Three years later, The Last Oder has been penned into a Young Adult novel that I wrote for me. Stories can go many ways in the end. I've finally set this novel free for you guys to read. I hope some of you love strong women who take a stand as much as I do.
The Last Order is available at Amazon.