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I am thrilled to be back with my buddies at Adventures in YA Publishing, bringing you a little glimpse into the heart, and mind, of the main character of Dominus, Nesy.
Dominus is the final book in the Requiem Series. Told from dual points of view (Nesy and Lilith), this story brings more action, more romance, and more betrayal as the story of Aydan and Nesy wind to an end.
When I was first asked to talk about a character’s bucket list, I immediately thought of Nesy and how the things in her bucket list have changed over the series:
• In Lacrimosa (book #1), we are introduced to Nesayiel, a fierce Sentinal, the warriors of Celestium. Her sole purpose is the vanquishing of the UnHoly.
• In Libera Me (book #2), we are introduced to Nessa, the probably mortal incarnation of Nesy. She is scared, afraid of who she really may be.
• In Dominus, we are introduced to Nesy, the Seer. Gifted with the ability to see demons and angels, Nesy wants nothing more than to give that gift away and disappear into humanity.
Her hopes and desires have changed throughout the story, as has her bucket list. Take a sneak peek into the changing thoughts and desires of Nesy:
Nesayiel the Sentinal’s Bucket List:
As a Sentinal, one of the warriors of Celestium, my bucket list is simple: I want to see the realms free from the likes of Azzaziel and his followers. That is my bucket list, plain and simple.
Nessa the girl’s Bucket List:
Life isn’t anything I thought it would be. One boy tells me I am, or was, a warrior. He tells me he loves me. An angel no one else can see tells me I am angelic. He loves me too. The truth is, I don’t know what I am – or who. For me, I want to know what I am. I want my memories back. That is all I want. I don’t need to “do” anything, or “go” anywhere before I die. I just need to know who and really am.
Nesy the Seer’s Bucket List:
My memories are back. My love is gone. I have nothing now. I just want to be completely human. Not a Seer, not angelic or demonic. Just human. What’s on my bucket list? Getting out of this place, leaving the wars behind and living out my days as human. Only human.
There you go – the changing characterization of Nesy. What will her life really entail? Will her bucket list change again? Doesn’t it always?
About the Author
Critically acclaimed nonfiction and YA author Christine Fonseca is dedicated to helping children of all ages find their voice in the world. Her titles include the YA Gothic Romance Lacrimosa, the YA thriller, Transcend, parenting guide, Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students, and the anticipated book for teen girls, The Girl Guide, releasing May 14, 2013.
In addition to The Girl Guide, Christine will be releasing Dominus (Requiem #3) in June 2013, and Quiet Kids, a parenting book for parents of introverted children, in October 2013.
When she’s not writing or developing programs to support children with exceptional needs, she can be found spending time with her family, sipping too many skinny vanilla lattes at her favorite coffee house or playing around on Facebook and Twitter.
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“It’s been six months since my memories returned. Six months since Aydan was again ripped away from me. Six months since I broke a piece of my best friend’s soul.
Nesy has found her memories, her life. Now all she wants is to forget and be human. Only human. But fate holds a different destiny. Forced into a war she wants no part of, Nesy is put to the test in ways she never thought possible as she seeks to fix the mistakes she has made. And the mistakes of her former master, Mikayel. Will she be the Sentinal she was destined to be and put an end to the fighting once and for all? Or will she fail and send humanity into slavery?
The future of three worlds depends on the choices, and sacrifices, she must make in this final installment of the Requiem Series.
Christine's note to readers:
“Each character's decisions, each twist of fate has led to this - a time when confusion reigns supreme, when up is down and down is up. And when the fate of humanity rests in the balance. In this final installment, the decisions of the past have come back to haunt the future, and the fate of Nesy and Aydan, Zane and Cass, Celestium and Infernum, hang in the balance. The only question is, who will survive.
This story is filled with anguish and betrayal, love and sacrifice, as I bring the series to an end. It's a story that has been part of my life for many years. Saying "goodbye" to these characters will be a profound experience for me.
I hope all of you have enjoyed their stories as much as I have enjoyed writing them.”
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