Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Morgan le Fay and I’m sixteen years old and live in Cornwall. I’m able to use fire magic and am selected to join Arthur’s Round, an elite group of young magic users from which the new Maven (right hand to the king) will be chosen.
What is your role in the story?
I am the protagonist and also my own antagonist in some ways. Sometimes I feel like I’m fighting against myself more often than I’m fighting others. I am trying to become Maven throughout the first book, Henge.
What is your favorite hobby?
Practicing my fire magic. The best place to practice is by the seashore near my house in Tintagel.
What is the challenge you’re trying to overcome during the story?
There are many challenges aside from honing my magic skills for the Maven role. My rival Merlin is extremely talented with magic and seems to outshine me more often than I’d like. The current Maven, Mordred, seems to want me to fail for some reason. It may have something to do with my past. He executed my mother who used fire magic in self-defense when I was a child. That’s another thing that challenges me: the past and healing from it.
If you could make one wish, what would it be?
Becoming Maven so that I can create a world where magic users have fair rights.
Title: Henge (Le Fay Series)
Author: Realm Lovejoy
Genre: YA Fantasy
Inspired by one of the greatest legends of all time…
Modern-day Camelot. Where knights no longer carry swords. Magic is dangerous. And those who seek control are not to be trusted.
Sixteen-year-old Morgan le Fay is a fire user. An ordinary girl with an extraordinary skill, she has the ability to create and command fire at will. Her dream is to become the Maven—the right hand of the future King Arthur. In the chance of a lifetime, Morgan is selected to join Arthur’s Round, an elite group of young magic users from which the new Maven will be chosen.
Along with the other fire, water, and wind users in Arthur’s Round, Morgan is rigorously trained and tested. The handsome Merlin, a brilliant water user, takes a particular interest in her. Is his friendship to be trusted, or is Merlin simply trying to win the position of Maven for himself? Among the many rivals Morgan faces is the current Maven, Mordred, who seems determined to see her fail.
But Morgan has a secret—years ago, her mother was executed for using fire magic, and Morgan’s desire for justice makes her more than ready to take on the challenge before her. Can she prevail in Camelot’s tests of survival and magic? Only time—and Morgan’s powerful fire—will tell.
Realm Lovejoy’s modern Arthurian series features one of literature’s most complicated and powerful female figures. Henge is the first book in the LE FAY series, and—like Morgan le Fay’s magic—it is sure to dazzle and amaze.
Realm Lovejoy is an American writer and an artist. She grew up in both Washington State and the Japanese Alps of Nagano, Japan. Currently, she lives in Seattle and works as an artist in the video game industry. CLAN is her first book. You can find out more about her and her book at realmlovejoy.com
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