Exclusive: Colet and Jasmine Answer Questions about the Fae Trilogy

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We asked the authors of our favourite book series a few questions. Read on to see what they had to say.

Have you visited Roanoke and all the places you mention in the books?

Unfortunately we have not yet visited Roanoke.

COLET: I have visited the Hill of Tara, Stone of Destiny, New Grange, etc. It is the most magical place in all the world. I am in love with Ireland and cannot wait to get back there and hug that stone! I feel like it made a lot of our dreams come true. There is TOTAL magik up on that Hill of Tara.

Did you have the trilogy mapped out from the beginning?

We had the trilogy mapped out from the moment we started writing. We knew what we’d call each book in the trilogy and we basically knew what would happen as well.

Has anything changed?

There have been some changes along the way, we believe definite improvements but overall the story is what we envisioned it would be from the beginning.

Is Katya gone for good?

Poor Katya. Imagine being completely in love with someone that despises everything you stand for… no she is not gone for good. J She will reappear in book 3 but there will definitely be some twists with her character.

Did you deliberately set out to write a YA novel?

Yes, we really wanted to write the story of Devilyn and Caroline and we wanted it to be accessible to all age groups. There is an innocence that you get to keep when writing YA that is romantic and just leaves a lot to the viewers imagination.

 Have you ever disagreed on how the story will progress?

LOL! All the time! We are writing this trilogy together AND we are sisters. We’re both also stubborn with strong opinions so we argue over stuff all the time but in the end we always do what’s best for Devilyn and Caroline.

What plans do you have for when Fae is finished. Any more YA ideas for the future?

We’re both working on solo projects that we’re excited about but if something comes up who knows?

How old is Devilyn in Fae world terms? (cough cough is he like a certain 108 yr old vampire stuck in a 17 yr old body)?

HA! He’s older than that hunky vampire. His soul is ancient and he was born into FAE form during the period of the Lost Colony.

Have you named book 3?

Yes. J

There is some controversy about fan fiction. Some authors absolutely hate fans continuing their stories, especially taking their YA charcaters into an adult world. Thoughts?

You know, it’s hard to say. But I think we both agree that if you have fans that are that passionate about your characters they’re allowed to play and go to wherever places they want… so I guess we’re cool with it. As YA authors, you’re just lucky if you have fans that love the world you created so much.

Are your characters based on anyone you know/knew?

Not really. When you write you always put in some characteristics of people you know but they are completely imagined.

 How did you go about researching the literary links (at the start of each chapter) and why did you choose the characters you did?

Google is a beautiful thing. What did we do before there was such an amazing search engine??? After we outlined our chapters and knew basically what would happen in each, it was easy to just google different quotes that we thought would be relevant. We also have a big love for Hafiz and Milton’s, Paradise Lost is a favorite for one of us. J

How do you feel knowing that many much older adults are fans of your YA novels?

We love it! We read YA all the time and we are older too. We always wanted our audience to be diverse so it’s a dream come true.

How did a Norse God end up being the psuedo grandfather to Devilyn and Tatiana?

Colet: I have serious obsession with Vikings. I take full responsibility.

About the movie. How are things progressing?

Scott Free has been amazing. They’ve found the writer for the screenplay and she is AWESOME. We hope they’ll make an announcement soon. She is seriously half FAE and totally magikal!

 

Thank you Colet and Jasmine, as usual you have been very accomodating.

I’m sure you will agree there are some intering comments and how exciting is it to know how the movie is progressing?

If you have any further questions you would like us to pass on to our favourite authors, drop us a line in the comments or on facebook!

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The Dark King: Chapter Headers

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As with Fae, The Dark King has some of the most amazing chapter headers.

Quotes from Mythology, Poetry and Prose are used to expand the chapter before you’ve even read it.

A little sneak peek into the chapter or for some of the latter chapters a warning of what’s to come!

From Hermes Trismegistus to Edgar Allan Poe to Emily Bronte, here’s a look into some of our favourites from The Dark King.

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Chapter One

“Hark ye O old man and list to my warning;
By ye free from the bondage of night.
Surrender not your soul to the
BROTHERS OF DARKNESS.
Keep thy face ever turned towards the light”

-The Emerald Tablet of Thoth
From Table Six, The Key of Magic.

The Emerald Tablet of Thoth, also referred to as the Emerald Tablets of Hermes, is thought to be the work of Hermes Trismegistus (‘Hermes the Thrice-Great’), a legendary Egyptian god.

 

Chapter Three

“All we see or seem is but a dream within a dream”
Edgar Allan Poe

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow—
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

The poem questions the way one can distinguish between reality and fantasy, asking,
“Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream”?

The poem dramatizes a confusion in watching the important things in life slip away.
Realizing he cannot hold onto even one grain of sand leads to his final question that all things are a dream.

 

Chapter Seven

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.it will not lead you astray
– Rumi

Rumi met an enigmatic mystic named Shams who changed his life, transforming him into an ecstatic preacher.
Two years after their meeting, Shams suddenly disappeared and this had a profound effect on Rumi; he devoted the rest of his life to training initiates and writing poetry.

 

Chapter Thirteen

Whatever our souls are made of his and mine are the same
– Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights.

It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now; so he shall never know how I love him: and that, not because he’s handsome, Nelly, but because he’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same; and Linton’s is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire.

 

And finally I think John Milton sums up Devilyns story perfectly in Chapter Nines header,

 

He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires and fears is more than a king
– John Milton

 

The Dark King Reviews

 

 

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After completing The Dark King we thought we’d let you all know what we thought of the second instalment of the The Fae Trilogy.

Here’s a collection of reviews from the Fae fans around the world.

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The second part of the Fae trilogy does not disappoint. Picking up the story a few months after the end of Fae, The Dark King follows Devilyn as he continues to push away his on true love, Caroline the Light Queen while accepting what the Fates have in store for him.

With evil closing in from all sides, and a new boy in town competing for Caroline’s attention, Devilyn is torn between light and dark. When Caroline learns the truth of her background she refuses to let Devilyn push her away and accept their love.

The Dark King is full of different threads, twists and turns that are surely leading up to a finale where everything comes together.

– Elaine, UK

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The Dark King had me hooked from start to finish.

After the ending of the first book, I knew the second in the trilogy would be just as breathtaking with plenty of anticipation and a climax!

With new characters and old, ones I love to love and ones I love to hate, I enjoyed spending more time getting to know them all through CJ Abedi’s addicting series.

In a book that made me laugh and cry, it’s a must read for any fantasy book lover.

– Zoe, UK

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The Dark King picks up where FAE left off,  Devilyn assumes his role as King, but his heart is not in it,  how can it be when all he can think about is Caroline.  He’s still as swoon worthy as he was before, brooding, tormented, and confused. I feel on love with him all over again but at the same time, I felt sorry for him.  He has the great responsibility of the throne, but he knows that means being away from Caroline

He’s still making decisions that he feels is best without consulting Caroline, so for most of the book, they are operating around each other like strangers!  Caroline still has feelings for Devilyn but feels as if her memories have been a dream.

Caroline seemed a lot stronger in this book.  She’s less willing to put up with Devilyn’s moodiness.  She loves him, and although the pieces are a but fuzzy, it seemed liked she slapped some sense into him!  Thank God, all you’re going to want is for these two to be together.  Not even the temptation of a handsome new stranger keeps Caroline from Devilyn!

I highlighted most of the book, everything that came out of Devilyn, Caroline, Odin, and even Alderon’s mouth I loved!!! I didn’t appreciate Odin’s wisdom and his love for Devilyn in FAE.  There are some foreshadowing moments between Odin and Devilyn that had me in tears! Alderon is still on his campaign to destroy Caroline, Odin, and Devilyn.  He has the help of a few new characters who run a muck, causing all types of havoc, with a promise of more to come in book 3!

The feels you will have while reading this book…I’m so glad I had a support system via FAE Trilogy UK and FAEnatics SA! From the minute I began this book, I was swept away into the magik, that I don’t want to end!  I. CAN’T. WAIT. for book 3!  The Dark King is another masterpiece from duo CJ Abedi!

– Jaclyn, USA

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The pace was fast, filled and exciting from the start. After the abrupt ending of Fae I was very excited to see where the story would lead and how the actions of characters from the first book would pan out. I knew from the first book that I loved the character of Devilyn but it was interesting to see how his character had changed from how he had been in the earlier book, one thing that hadn’t changed though was his love for Caroline.

In this book Devilyn is trying so hard to stay away from Caroline now he has become the Dark King but as Fate would have it eventually their paths would cross. As per the end of the first book, Caroline has no memories of her time with Devilyn and has started back at school a long with her friend Teddy. Through actions out of both of their grasp, Devilyn’s path crosses over with Caroline’s as yet again he does everything in his power to keep her safe from the Dark and even from himself.

There are new characters introduced as well as the growth of the characters from the first book, The Dark King is bound to keep you entwined deep within the story of Devilyn and Caroline and their struggles against their Fate.

– Sam, UK

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On finishing the first book of The Fae Trilogy I was left on tenterhooks waiting for the second book. I was lucky enough to receive a copy to review two weeks before the release and started reading within minutes.

The book picks up, with pace, from the start and like the first book follows both Caroline and Devilyns point of view.

The mythology throughout the book is so well researched, it makes the story more ‘real’.

I fell in love with the characters again, cried, girly giggled and may have even shouted at the Kindle on more than one occasion.

A brilliant second instalment which has left me waiting in anticipation for the final book.

– Dani, UK

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There are not enough words in the English language to describe how much I loved this book.

*SPOILER ALERT*
Devilyn Reilly has now crossed over to the darkness and become “The Dark King. It consumes him but there is that tiny ray of light called…Caroline Ellis. As much as he tries to forget her, he can’t!
Caroline, heir of the Light Fae, is struggling to survive without the love of Devilyn. In typical teenage manner, the moods between the two of them change constantly! She loves him but is trying to move on. He loves her but won’t be with her as he is now Dark. You want to take these two and say in Cher “Moonstruck” fashion…”SNAP OUT OF IT.”

We meet some new characters in this book which cause tension and trouble, but of course the old one’s return. Odin gives his ever loving advice to Devilyn. And Dana returns to try accept what cannot be. And, *MAJOR SPOILER ALERT*, Alderon is BACKKK! *FAINTS* You have to read to find out how!

We see a lot of development of old characters including Tara, Devilyn’s mother! The scenes with her and Devilyn will give you the feels!!!
Out of the two books in the FAE series so far, this is the best! I don’t know how CJ Abedi managed to top FAE, but they did!
Cannot wait to read Book 3 but also don’t want this series to end. *sobs*

– Kerry-Ann, SA

Fae Fan Casting: Devilyn Reilly

We’ve all been thinking about who our perfect Devilyn Reilly would be and a popular choice by fans (and by the authors Colet and Jasmine!) is actor and model Derek Theler!

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Could you see Derek running through the football field and studying in the diner? If so, who do you suppose would make the perfect Caroline Ellis? And who do you picture as Teddy and Odin?

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Let us know in the comments, you can also find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

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Have you Pre-Ordered The Dark King Yet?

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Darkness descends over Roanoke Island in the sequel to the young adult bestseller, FAE.

Devilyn Reilly has crossed over to the sinister world of The Dark Fae, reigning over the realm as its King. He is to fulfill a prophecy–to unite the Light and Dark Fae once and for all, but those who love him now fear that he will never be the same again, that he can no longer be trusted, that every trace of the Light he once had is gone forever.

Caroline Ellis, the final heir of the Light Fae, must learn to survive without the protection of her one true love. She must come to embrace her own strength to evade those in the Dark court who seek her destruction—for the power is within Caroline to use Light to change Fate itself…

Caroline and Devilyn’s chemistry is undeniable. Their destiny together inevitable if only they have the will to overcome The Darkness and The Fates.

THE DARK KING, the second installment of the stunning Fae trilogy propels readers into the mystical and magical world of the Light and Dark Fae, where star-crossed love ignites a battle between two powerful kingdoms, one that can consume everything that stands in its path.

The Dark King due for release on May 6th 2014, can be pre-ordered for kindle download now.

My soul has always felt the battle. Always known what was to come. But never did I imagine the darkness that would consume me so completely without shame or fear…..#theDARKking #May2014

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