Fantasy fans are sure to love our newest series, The Chaos Queen! Book 1: Duskfall is out now, and we had the opportunity to speak with author Christopher Husberg. Check out what he had to say about the series, his writing inspiration and his thoughts on audiobooks…
Q: What was the inspiration behind your Chaos Queen Series and the characters?
A: There were too many sources of inspiration to count! Duskfall was certainly influenced by some of my favorite fantasy stories (from The Lord of the Rings and The Dark is Rising to A Song of Ice and Fire and pretty much anything by Joe Abercrombie). I’ve been a fan of fantasy literature since I was a child, and I love the genre for many, many reasons!
Video games, films, even music had their part in generating the story I’m telling in the Chaos Queen Quintet - basically, anywhere there’s story, I’ve found inspiration. Many of my own life experiences, of course, made their way into the novel, as well as experiences of those close to me, and I’m sure those will continue to make their way into the series.
Q: What do you think it will be like for you to hear your books in GraphicAudio?
A: I’m not entirely sure...I imagine it will be like something of a mix between an audiobook and one of those old audio dramas - a la the War of the Worlds adaptation. I’m very excited to hear a more dramatized version of Duskfall; I think it will be fascinating. Whatever it is, I’m sure it will surprise me, and I’m absolutely looking forward to hearing it!
Q: What's your favorite scene from The Chaos Queen 1: Duskfall and why?
A: Yikes. Considering I wrote the thing, I have quite a few favorite scenes! But I suppose if I had to choose one (or in this case a few that occur one after the other), I’d go with the sequence in Izet’s Imperial Palace towards the end of the book. I’m a big horror fan, so it was fun to incorporate a number of horror elements into those scenes, but most of all it was really cool to see the culmination of each character arc come together. Those scenes are what I really live for as a writer!
Q: What is your current writing project and do you have any upcoming releases you would like to mention?
A: I’m currently working on Book 3 of the Chaos Queen Quintet: Blood Requiem. And Book 2, Dark Immolation, will be released on June 20th of this year! So keep an eye out for it!
Listen to a clip from The Chaos Queen 1: Duskfall below and click here to purchase from GraphicAudio.