Ever wanted to interview one of the characters from a book you’ve read? I got to “interview” Greyson, the evil prince of a faraway kingdom in Heather Frost’s newest novel Royal Decoy!
Character Interview: Greyson
Describe yourself in three words.
Quiet. Protective. Dangerous.
What was your childhood like?
It wasn’t good. As the youngest Kaelin prince, I was the whelp my brothers tortured. I avoided my family whenever possible, but I couldn’t always run. The only redeemable thing in my childhood—my entire life, really—is Mia. I met her when I was nine and she was eight. Her friendship saved me.
What’s your most embarrassing memory?
Probably the most embarrassing memory I have is when Mia convinced me I could sing. I was probably ten, and I was trying to sing the song she had taught me, and one of the guards rushed in with his sword drawn. He thought someone must have been dying, it was that bad. Mia laughed about it for days, and I have not tried singing ever again.
What do you think is your best quality and why?
My best quality? That’s not something I’ve ever really been prompted to think about . . . I’m fiercely protective of Mia. I’m also tenacious. I was once the weakest in my family, but after years of training, my brothers fear menow—even if none of them will admit it aloud. But, probably the best thing about me is my conscience. No one else in my family suffers from one, and sometimes I wish I didn’t, since I have no choice but to be my father’s weapon. But my conscience keeps me human, and because of that I will always try to find even little ways to rebel.
If you could make one change to your kingdom, what would it be?
I don’t know that any one change would heal Ryden. But if the crown could be taken from my father—from my entire family—well . . . that would be what I’d wish for.
What is your biggest fear?
How far are you willing to go to protect those you love?
However far I have to. I would lie. Beg. Bleed. Betray. Kill. Die.
A SERVANT blackmailed into becoming a princess’s decoy.
A BODYGUARD determined to keep her alive.
A PRINCE forced to execute his father’s brutal laws.
A PRISONER used to keep him compliant.
A WORLD on the brink of war.
In one horrible night, Clare goes from kitchen maid to royal decoy. She has three months to become the princess’s perfect double so she can ensure her betrothal to an enemy prince. Desperate to survive, Clare throws herself into self-defense training, taught by her distractingly attractive bodyguard. The danger increases when a ruthless assassin begins stalking her, intent on ending the tenuous peace.
Across the northern mountains, Prince Grayson is his father’s ultimate weapon. He carries out the king’s harsh orders because the one person he cares about is his father’s prisoner. Grayson’s silent obedience is tested when his father plans to exploit the marriage alliance between two of their greatest enemies. If Grayson submits, the blood of thousands will spill. If he resists, the girl who means everything to him will die.
The fate of Eyrinthia hangs in the balance. Some want peace. Some want war. All will be thrown into chaos.
Meet the Author
Heather Frost writes mostly YA fiction and has a soft spot for tortured characters, breath-stealing romance, and happy endings. She is the author of the Seers trilogy. She has a BS in Creative Writing and a minor in Folklore, which means she got to read fairy tales and ghost stories and call it homework.
When she’s not writing, Heather likes to read, travel, and hold Lord of the Rings movie marathons. She owns two typewriters, sings in the car, and dreams of living in a castle someday. She currently lives in a beautiful valley surrounded by towering mountains in the wilds of Utah.