Interview with Stephen Perkins, author of Citadel of Mirrors
15 Dec 2020
What can you tell us about your new release, Citadel of Mirrors?
I think your readers will discover my latest book release – Citadel of Mirrors – to be timely, prescient, romantic, action-packed but, perhaps, most importantly, deliciously entertaining. In fact, I think Citadel of Mirrors will be the perfect gift – this holiday season – for anyone who loves exciting science fiction thrillers.
What books are currently on your nightstand?
While I’m confident readers will want to see Citadel of Mirrors prominently featured on their nightstands, most recently, I’ve found myself delving into Billy Bathgate by E. L. Doctorow – a truly panoramic glimpse into the underbelly of early 20th century urban America.
If you woke up in the world of Citadel of Mirrors, what is the first thing you would do?
The nightmarish, soul crushing, and dystopian world described in Citadel of Mirrors is one which – at this moment in time – everyone is currently living in. Unfortunately, a majority seem not to have awakened to that reality. As for me, while utilizing the power of words – a weapon more powerful than those possessed by any government’s armed forces – one hopes to provide readers with an insightful and hopeful message: it is they – not governments or bureaucrats – whom have the power to create their own reality as well as a better future for themselves, their children, and their families.
What’s on your writing desk?
I’m ecstatic you’ve asked because I’ve already begun working on my next novel which, at this moment in the beginning stages of the manuscript, promises to be an exciting melange of James Bond, Blade Runner, and, believe it or not, Tale of Two Cities.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
To question everything and to never stop searching for the truth.
What scene in Citadel of Mirrors was your favorite to write?
I’m certain that, very much like it’s author, your readers will find the opening scene of Citadel of Mirrors – the exciting moment when Thomas Bateman (whom is not at all what he appears to be) the villain of the novel is introduced in the very first chapter – to be utterly terrifying but intriguing. So much so, in fact, readers will not be returning Citadel of Mirrors to their nightstands until they’ve devoured the very last word!
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