Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for RECREATED by Colleen Houck! Today I have a fun interview with Amon, the Egyptian Prince, who is one of the main characters from the book to share with you - and don't forget to enter the awesome giveaway!
Recreated (Reawakened #2)
Author: Colleen Houck
Genre: YA Fantasy/Mythology
Release Date: August 2, 2016
Publisher: Delacorte Press
From Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Curse, comes Recreated, the second book in the epic Egyptian-inspired Reawakened series, in which a seventeen-year-old must literally go to hell to save the love of her life.
Lily Young thought traveling across the globe with a reawakened sun prince was a grand adventure. Now she’s about to embark on the journey of a lifetime.
When Amon and Lily part tragically, he transports himself to the Netherworld—what mortals call hell. Tormented by the loss of his one true love, he’d rather suffer in agony during Lily’s mortal years than fulfill his duty to protect humanity.
Heartbroken, Lily seeks refuge on her grandmother’s farm. Yet she can feel Amon’s pain, and she has been having dreams—dreams of Amon continually suffering.
For before he departed, Amon gave Lily something very special, an item that connects them even though they are worlds apart. Now Lily must use this object to free him, and to free their realms from darkness and utter chaos. She will do whatever it takes.
INTERVIEW WITH THE EGYPTIAN PRINCE, AMON
1. What was your first impression of Lilliana Young?
Amon: I assumed she was a devotee who had been prepared to serve me at my rising. I had learned a long time before not to be surprised at the differences in attire but this was my first time seeing a woman wearing a man's trouser. I remember her hair most of all. She had a lot of hair and I wanted to touch it.
2. How does it feel when you are Reawakened?
Amon: You might think it’s painful but it is not. We do not experience pain of body until we reside in our new forms. I miss the sense of taste and touch when in the Afterlife and my new body is always hungry which is why the first thing I seek out is food. Awakening in a new healthy form is a pleasant experience.
3. Do you feel time in the same way a mortal experiences it when you are in the Afterlife?
Amon: The Afterlife is incredibly dull. When our duties are completed we spend our time exploring the cosmos using our various abilities--Asten peers into dreams, Ahmose seeks undiscovered pathways, and I use the Eye of Horus. Time moves slowly there and we always look forward to the brief time we are allowed to exist on the mortal plane. Having my brothers close by has been a blessing of the gods.
4. Were you able to see loved ones in the afterlife such as your family?
Amon: We were allowed to escort our family members after they died but our time with them was too brief. Sadly, they did not see us as their sons any longer but as gods to worship. It wasn't until I met Young Lily that I was treated like a person rather than a god.
5. Was there ever another girl in your life?
Amon: No. I did not pursue relationships like Asten or Ahmose. Even when I met Young Lily I was resistant to the idea, but she slowly melted my resolve. It was not because I was not interested in romance, but to pursue the heart of a young woman when I was trapped in between worlds felt cruel to both her and myself.
6. Did you ever have jealous feelings towards Asten or Ahmose?
Amon: Possessing the Eye of Horus gave me insight into many things including Lily's heart. I knew she loved me in truth and would not pursue another under normal circumstances. I was never jealous of my brothers for I know them as I know myself and they are noble. Horus, on the other hand, I wanted to resign to the blackest pit of the Netherworld.
7. Do you ever miss your mortal life?
Amon: There are many things I miss about the mortal realm. The taste of Danishes, for example. The softness of Lily's hair. But I am glad that I was preserved until Lily's time. If I had lived and died in the time I was born, there was much I never would have seen. How could I explain the height of the buildings in Lily's city? Or the taste of the red dogs sold on the street? My brothers thought I was inventing stories. But more importantly than these, I wanted to experience a life with someone I could love, no matter the enticements future centuries might bring.
8. What is your favorite color?
Amon: My favorite color is the shade of gold in Lily's hair after I touch it.
9. What is your favorite food?
Amon: Cherry Danishes and brunch
10. What were your last thoughts as you said your goodbyes to Lily at the end of book one, Reawakened?
Amon: My last thoughts when I left Lily were about her safety. Anubis promised he would watch over her and yet I knew there was information he kept to himself. My own life meant nothing. I had long ago relegated myself to the fate of death and rebirth so the pain that came with my death did not occupy my mind.
Colleen Houck will be giving away FIVE (5) REAWAKENED & RECREATED BOOK SETS!