Andean enjoys family gatherings, playing with his dog (Sage), biking, fly-fishing, and projects in the wood shop. Sage will be two years old in September and makes a couple of cameo appearances in Spring’s Saboteurs as a strange old lady. Blessed with strong support from his wife Nancy, his parents, sister, and many friends. Their feedback helps maintain the high quality of the books.
Welcome back to my blog, Andean. This book is the second in the series. Where did you get your inspiration for this story?
I wanted to write a story where brains and creative solutions were more powerful than brute force. On one side of the battle the youthful, gifted, and deceptive antagonist has meticulous planning skills. The protagonist is a battle tested, aging Captain of the Guard.
Please tell us about your new YA Fantasy, Spring's Saboteurs.
Spring’s Saboteurs is the second book of the four part Andean White Seasons series. The books have received many five star reviews.
Synopsis: Prince Argo has arranged the deaths of his older sister and two brothers—and declared himself next to wear the crown. Now the king, his deceptive and clever planning skills set in motion a multifaceted revenge scheme to overthrow Manshire Province. Kidnapping Queen Althea’s younger sisters initiates a whirlwind sequence of events threatening the lives of the Manshire Queen, the Captain of the Long Bows, the Queen’s husband, and the province.
Lieutenant Charles Cromwell, Argo’s Field Commander, has trained a militia four times larger than the Manshire Long Bow Knights. His vast battle experience makes him the perfect leader for Argo’s scheme.
The scheme is so well planned; the first elusive clues evade Captain Oscar until the ransom letter arrives. Oscar must marshal all of his skills and separate reality from ruse provided by mysterious characters with ties to Argo.
Will Queen Althea, Captain Oscar, and his son, Kendrick, save Manshire from a crushing defeat? On short notice, can they out-think Argo with his well developed plans, and ultimately prevent Argo's blatant assassination threats?
What kind of research did you do for this book?
The Internet provided most of the research needs on the subjects of horse speed, medieval disease names, medieval boat structure, and medieval clothing. A friend provided information on archery terminology and construction.
Please tell us about one of the main characters in this story and what you like about him or her.
Bernard, a secondary character is my favorite. He is the older brother of the enemy’s King. For a brief time he was the heir apparent, until his brother “fed him to the wolves”. He survived the dangers of living in the forest and raising a wolf pup. Bernard always seems to be in the right place at the right time. Does he have mystical powers?
Where can my readers find you online?
Email: Andean.White @ gmail.com