Chatting with K. Scott Lewis

On Episode 85 of The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour I enjoyed a conversation with fantasy writer K. Scott Lewis, author of the When Dragons Die trilogy.  

A few topics we covered:

  • Living in Italy as a kid
  • Joining the military
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Computer games
  • Writing fantasy and world building
  • Breaking from Catholicism
  • Vampires  

"Covenant is the most engrossing book in the series so far.  The tense situation allows for unique character growth and, even though there are two clear storylines occurring simultaneously, they intertwine just enough to make the book feel cohesive.  Further, through the vampires Lewis has created a commentary on modern society’s willingness to sacrifice for perceived protection.  Lewis also tastefully comments on the need for social acceptance across sexualities and races. Covenant is a clever progression for the series and sets up the reader for the plot of the third book incredibly well."