A Bite of – Dinnis from Arkad’s Children

Gain insight into Dinnis, a major character in Arkad’s Children which is released today!
Q1: What do you most like about where you live and why?

Dinnis:  I live in the Golden Palace of Tamra as an age-mate to the heir to the Throne, Prince Mannok. Sounds like a dream come true, right? But it’s not. Not where I want to be, but it’s better than being treated as a captive or sent to work in the mines or killed, I guess. I do love the Royal Library – it’s huge, full of old codexes and maps and other wonders. Oh, and I like the kitchens. Always good to know where your next meal is coming from.

Q2: How would your friends describe you?

Friends? I’m not sure I have any. Well, Garvin I suppose, but he would make friends with a doorpost if he thought it was lonely. And Tilli and her family. They’d say I’m morose, difficult and snarky. Not a great warrior, but someone who knows things and gets the job done when needed.

Q3: What is your greatest ambition and why?

To make my own life, not to have my future determined for me. And to be a healer rather than a warrior, someone who brings life rather than death. It’s difficult though as I’m expected to fit in at the Palace, but I think I can do it with a bit of ingenuity.


Jeanette O’Hagan first started spinning tales in the world of Nardva at the age of eight or nine. She enjoys writing secondary world fiction, poetry, blogging and editing.

Her Nardvan stories span continents, time and cultures. They involve a mixture of courtly intrigue, adventure, romance and/or shapeshifters and magic users.

Recent publications include e-books Heart of the Mountain: a short novella, it sequel Blood Crystal: a novella, The Herbalist’s Daughter: a short story and Lakwi’s Lament: a short story. Her other short stories and poems are published in a number of anthologies including Glimpses of Light, Another Time Another Place and Futurevision. Jeanette is also writing her Akrad’s Legacy Series—a Young Adult secondary world fantasy fiction with adventure, courtly intrigue and romantic elements.

Jeanette has practised medicine, studied communication, history, theology and a Master of Arts (Writing). She loves reading, painting, travel, catching up for coffee with friends, pondering the meaning of life. She lives in Brisbane with her husband and children.

Find her at her Facebook Page or at Goodreads or on Amazon or on her websites  JennysThread.com or Jeanette O’Hagan Writes . if you want to stay up-to-date with latest publications and developments, sign up to Jeanette O’Hagan Writes e-mail newsletter.  

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  1. I already know a bit about Dinnis, as I’ve had a sneak peek at Akrad’s Children. He was an interesting character with lots of layers. The book as a whole was really good. Lots of action, alliances, betrayals and a touch of magic. Looking forward to seeing more of Dinnis’ adventures and whether he does manage to forge his own life outside of the palace 🙂

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