Interview with Dean F. Wilson, Author of The Call of Agon
12 Aug 2019
What can you tell us about your new release, The Call of Agon?
It’s the first in an Epic Fantasy trilogy following the tale of a reluctant demigod tasked with keeping the Beast Agon imprisoned in the Underworld. It was my first published book and is now being republished, with the series enhanced and expanded, and now available in audiobook, narrated by the wonderful Simon Vance. Expect lyrical language, a unique and fully developed world, intriguing and powerful characters, and intense battles.
What or who inspired you to become an author?
I’m not sure it was a single event or person, but I started writing my first novel when I was around 11 years old. I was inspired by language itself, as well as immersive stories and worlds like Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings.
What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?
I find this often changes based on what I’m reading at the time, but a few that I think everyone should read are: The Lord of the Rings, Dune, Mort, The Dark Tower, and A Song of Ice & Fire. Right, some of these are technically series, but I don’t think you can just read one book of them! And, of course, I feel bad for leaving out so many other good books!
Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?
J.R.R. Tolkien. I’d probably ask about those pesky Blue Wizards.
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
Getting to create whole new worlds.
What is a typical day like for you?
There isn’t really one, per se, as I have the flexibility to work, play, or socialise when and how I want, which is both a blessing and a bane. Some times I get a lot of writing done, other times marketing, and other times the million other things I want or need to do.
What scene in The Call of Agon was your favorite to write?
That’s a difficult one, but possibly the initial battle at Larksong or the whole chapter in Idor-Hol.
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
Here’s one of my own: “There are always periodic opportunities to give up, while every single moment is an opportunity to persevere.”
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