The Battle for Darracia by Michael Phillip Cash #authorinterview @IAmMichaelOkon #ebookreviewgal

The Battle for Darracia Books I, II, and III, are now combined into one epic novel!
On the planet Darracia, an ever-widening social gap between its inhabitants is causing turmoil that is fracturing a once peaceful world. Struggling with his identity, nineteen year old Prince V’sair must harness the power of the elusive Fireblade, the secret to a warrior’s heart, in order to overcome his uncle Staf Nuen’s lust for supremacy. Will the energy of the Elements guide the young prince to his true destiny or will Staf Nuen conquer Darracia?

Can you tell us a little bit about The Battle for Darracia?

A widening social gap between inhabitants on the planet Darracia is fracturing the once peaceful world. Nineteen-year-old Prince V’sair soon finds he must harness the power of the elusive Fireblade – the secret to a warrior’s heart. His quest is made all the more difficult because of his Uncle Staf Nuen’s selfish desire for domination. The young prince must use the energy of the Elements to find his true destiny before Staf Nuen can conquer Darracia.
What real life elements did you draw upon when writing Darracia?
Current events are my go-to inspiration. It seems that you can’t turn on the television or open a magazine without reading several stories of strife and discord among the masses. I keep my eyes open for relevant and timely news to incorporate into my writing. I look for things that really resonate with readers.
Do you have any favorite television shows that inspire your fantasy writing?
I honestly don’t watch television. Movies are more my thing. My absolute all-time favorite Science Fiction/Fantasy movies are:

  • Star Wars

  • Lord of the Rings

  • Legend of Zelda

Not necessarily in that order ☺
How can you compare the social gap aspect in Darracia with what might be going on the world today?
There is undeniable social inequality within our society, whether we like it or not. That’s just the way things are. Unfair, I know, but there all the same. I mean, just look at what happened in Puerto Rico during the recent hurricanes. Puerto Rico is part of the U.S., but those people were just left hanging.
Which genres do enjoy writing more – Science Fiction/Fantasy or Paranormal/Fantasy?
Hands-down I have to say Sci-Fi Fantasy. Don’t get me wrong. I love the paranormal. But world building a fantasyland to my own specifications is incredibly rewarding to me. Creating a universe and filling it with people who are free to tell their stories – that, to me, is when my writing really takes off.

Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter. His novels are best-sellers on Amazon under their genres – Young Adult, Thriller, Suspense, Ghost, Action Adventure, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror.
Michael writes full-time and lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wonderful wife and screaming children. You can follow him @michaelpcash or connect with him via his website.

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