Thursday, October 04, 2012

Clarie Ashgrove - Immortal Surrender

Hi, everyone!  Thanks for having me back here today to help celebrate the release of Immortal Surrender.  I really enjoyed my stop on the tour for Immortal Hope back in January—it’s good to be back!

So you can pretty much tell from the cover that we’re dealing with knights.  The immortal Templar, who live by the sword, die by the sword, and risk everything to protect their seraphs.  But I stopped to consider what a knight might think of our men today, and I’ve come to a few conclusions.

Soft.  Unless the men in question are putting their lives on the line each day, I’m afraid that knights of old would look at the cars our men drive, the comfortable beds they sleep in, the freezers full of food, and heating and cooling as…well…softness.  Our guys may work darn hard and make our hearts flutter, but let’s face it, few deal in blood, death, and basic survival for a living. 

Smart.  At the same time, I think they would view modern men as smart.  Take for instance the computer you’re reading this on.  Sure, knights didn’t have the technology to manipulate into a machine that somewhat thinks (for itself a bit too often for my liking!).  But someone had to come up with the idea.  Innovaters on a new frontier, which can be quite comparable to marching into enemy territory at times.

Courageous.  We’re talking a different type of courage than the nerves of steel required to stare down a blade of steel, but nonetheless, I think our men would earn that medal as well.  Strictly on an interpersonal level, they have to deal with us!  Women who now work at their sides, giving them a run for every penny.  Shoot—they even gave us those freedoms (even if we had to drag them into the idea kicking and screaming.)  So yes, I think our men get a badge of honor here.

That’s just a start, it’s your turn now—what do you think a battle-hardened knight would think if he ran into your average man on today’s street?  

Claire is giving away one digital copy of any one of her backlist books, excepting those in the Templar series, to one randomly drawn commenter at each stop on the blog tour.  In addition, commenters’ names will be added into the tour-end drawing of a 25.00 Amazon gift card.  Follow the tour – the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.  Complete tour dates can be found here.

***Claire's winner is Booklover0226! Please email with your mailing info. Thanks!***


booklover0226 said...

I think a knight might find today's man lacking morals and honor. The knight stood their ground in what they felt and fought for; they did not blame others for their failures.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Mary Preston said...

My Father said that during WWII, in the jungles of New Guinea, it was the soldiers used to soft living who were dying. Not from the enemy but from medical afflictions, illness & disease.


erin said...

Thanks for a great post and congrats on the newest release! This series is on the top of my want list :)

erin said...

oh and I don't think that the knights would be very impressed by today's modern man at all.

Pam P said...

I also think they'd be surprised at the current morality and attitude toward honor. On the other hand, I think they just might be very intrigued with the present day female, independent and strongl.