‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa-la-la-la-laaaa! Introducing Sissy Lu’s second annual festive Character Interview, featuring Treyan from Two Thousand Years. Grab a cup of eggnog or some wassail, but beware the mistletoe!
Treyan, give us some small deets below!
Full name: Treyan, Crown Prince of the Empire
Age: Age is relative, I suppose, but 22 in terms of the Otherrealm
Favorite Season: I’m not too familiar with the change of the seasons, though ‘Winter’ was fascinating during my time in Boston.
Favorite Cookie: Any type of cookie is fine, so long as it’s sweet and edible.
Favorite Hot Beverage: Ah, that would a Starbucks venti caramel macchiato- those are sorely missed while in the Empire
1. Why don’t you introduce yourself! Tell us who you are and what you do.
My name is Treyan. I am the Crown Prince of the Empire, a position that was bestowed upon me since birth by the power of the Annals and the Prophecy of Fire and Light. With the assistance of the Councillor, I have ruled the Empire until it was my time to travel to the Otherrealm and retrieve the Queen Empress, the one destined to rule at my side and maintain peace and order within the Empire. Now it is up to me to help her ascend to her true position and carry on destiny prewritten for both of us…
2. What is your favorite thing to eat around the holidays?
These holidays aren’t truly celebrated within the Empire, though I do remember such festivities during my time in the Otherrealm. I remember these small cakes they used to make in Boston’s North End- they were frosted and tasted like licorice. They were divine!
3. What is on the top of your Wishlist this year?
All I want is for Alex to be happy in her new life within the Empire. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.
4. If you’re expected at a party are you usually on time or fashionably late?
Unfortunately, due to my position as the Crown Prince, I’m the one usually hosting the parties. My absence would be painfully noted, so I do try to make the attempt to arrive on time, if not early.
5. What is your fondest memory surrounding the holiday season?
As I said, the holidays, as you call them, are not well known to the Empireborn. What I do know is little from my time in the Otherrealm. But the greatest celebration we can have in the Empire is the coronation of the Queen Empress, and that, I know, will create fond memories for many in the years to come.
6. Are you a fan of eggnog or no?
I can’t say I’ve ever had it…
7. There is mistletoe hanging in the doorway… are you going to kiss the person beside you or not?
I’ve heard mistletoe is poisonous, is it not? I wouldn’t understand why anyone would want to hang it within their home. But on the subject of kissing, well… if it’s Alex beside me, there would be no hesitation.
8. It’s snowing outside, are you out there playing in it or refusing to step foot outside until the season turns?
It rarely, if ever, snows within the Empire. If the snow happened to fall, I don’t think anyone would want to miss it by staying indoors.
9. If you could ask for ANYTHING for Christmas, what would it be and why?
A new sword would be nice…
10. What kind of shopper are you? Do you plan ahead of time or do you rush in a last minute effort?
I can’t remember the last time I’ve visited the nearby market… I suppose it would need to be planned for me to do so.
11. Did you ever believe in Santa? If so, how old were you when you topped believing?
I… I’m sorry. I don’t know who that is personally. I vaguely remember the holiday season from my time in the Otherrealm, and the large man in red holding children in his lap. They seems to believe he would grant their wishes- who was I to tell them otherwise?
12. Tell us one of your favorite stories that revolves around this season.
There may have been a moment when I walked past a future Queen Empress’ apartment in Boston during the holiday season and happened to see her through the window decorating a large tree. The lights within were warm and she had such a happy smile… please don’t tell Alex I was spying on her.
13. Who in your immediate circle is most likely to go caroling?
Believe it or not, Jamison has a magnificent singing voice. He’d deny it until the day he dies, but Mallia as my witness…
14. If you could cast your acquaintances [including yourself,] in Scrooge, who would play what roles?
Scrooge- is that the story about the man who denounces the holiday season and is visited by ghosts to change his mind? I’ve heard of this tale. If he was with among us, I would assume my brother, Reylor, would need to be Scrooge himself. Past would be Alex, Present as myself, and Future the Councillor… if I needed to choose.
15. What is your New Year’s Resolution?
I merely want to bring peace and happiness to my Empire, with Alex by my side… whatever it takes to get that, I resolve that I will do it.
16. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us?
Be on the lookout for a red-eyed former Lord Steward said to be lurking within the Empire. If seen, it’s best not to engage but instead to turn around and walk in the opposite direction, altering your nearest Palace guard. The Empire thanks you for your vigilance.
Ho Ho Ho, did you know all of that about Treyan? Bet you didn’t. Be sure to check out the author’s page as well as social media to ensure you are up to date on Treyan and the rest of the crew!
Fantastic answers! Thanks so much, M. Dalto, where can readers find more about you and your books?
About the Author:
M. Dalto is a fiction author of adventurous romantic fantasy and her debut novel, Two Thousand Years, won one of Wattpad’s Watty Awards in 2016. She continues to volunteer her time as an Ambassador, where she hopes to engage and inspire new writers. She spends her days as a full-time residential real estate paralegal, using her evenings to pursue her literary agenda. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading fantasy novels, playing video games, and drinking coffee. She currently lives in Massachusetts with her husband, their daughter, and their corgi named Loki.