Tell us about yourself and the book you star in.
Tell us about yourself and the book you star in.
Thank you for inviting me to interview.
I looked at the blog and it’s got a lot of information about The Seven Spell stories, so let’s just say I’m a character in the books. I start out being just your average guy and end up being very different shall we say.
That’s because of Tristan saving my life. He rescued me in book one from a wizard who kidnapped me thinking I was Tristan. Tristan has special blood, which he didn’t know about for , can you believe, 800 years! Anyway he saved me and changed me at the same time into an immortal.
I still try to be normal, you know I keep my job at the restaurant as a wait staff member. That’s where I meet Chloe and I don’t mind telling you, I knew I loved her from the outset, but it’s been a bit difficult as she loves me and Tristan.
Now in the last book I think I get my wish of having her all to myself but it’s an illusion. Book six, Bartholomew Pike’s Spell Book has us seemingly being a real couple. Tristan finds someone else. It’s too good to be true, right?
Right. He doesn’t think he’s been influenced by magic but everyone has been. It’s complicated and it’s a surprise, but although we're looking around to do something better with the special abilities we've developed, and that’s true and real, there’s something else going on with magic. Naturally (laughs) since that stuff has been hanging around Tristan all his life.
There’s an event that is supposed to happen in someone’s destiny, and we have all been lined up to fulfill it.
I maybe better stop telling you this stuff.
Book Seven was released so it’s in that.
What else can I tell you about me? I’m into technology and love computers and stuff. I really care for Tristan too you know like a brother and that’s why it’s been so easy to cope with the fact Chloe loves him too. I’m pretty laid back but I do have quite strong emotions. I’m blond and brown eyed, Tristan’s kind of opposite he’s blue eyed, dark hair, we are sort of reverse twins. (Smiles)
I like to think I’m a good guy. I want Chloe, but you know I also want things to work out well for everyone.
Oliver, I know that we all want to be different, so what is the one thing you wish your creator had done differently with you?
Well now that’s hard to answer. You know what, I can’t think of one thing. I’ve had a wild ride in the stories and I know I’m not a warrior type, but I think I’ve done some cool things and been there for people. I’m hoping it won't end to be honest.
If you could have added something to the story, and your creator would have let you, what would that have been?
I think it might be chock full of magic, time travel, adventure, happiness, angst and weirdness already so I might have added a little more quiet times. As we have all grown up, you know more that I’m twenty-one now and Chloe is twenty+, I think I would have liked a few more love scenes. (Laughs)
What do you love best about yourself? What do you like least?
I love my ability to understand the Chloe loving both Tristan and I thing. I think I actually accept it in a very philosophical way.
What I like least? I suppose like everyone I have my moments of self-doubt. I think it’s not so much what I don’t like as what I haven’t done. You know I’d like to go horse riding in the past. (smiles)
What part of the book was the hardest for you and your creator to work through?
I need to talk about book seven again. I think I’m going to marry Chloe but things might not work out that way. It's more about the seven spell being addressed by Bartholomew and then there's probably some other stories about our lives after that. They can't be called Seven Spell as they will be about our lives as adults.
Clearly there will be another book, but do you think that will be the end of the saga?
Oh I think I just touched on that. It will be the end of The Seven Spell stories because the seven spell in question will be completely dealt with, but it’s not the end of our adventures, well I hope it won't be.The fact that Chloe, Tristan and I have a special bond has to be written differently I'm told, you know we might not look older but we are. I've heard on the grapevine that we move together into the old house Hawthorns. I heard that from Chloe.
Can you share one of your favorite parts of the book without giving too much away and tell us why you chose it?
In book seven you mean? It would be when we go up against Dale’s brother is pretty cool. We have Bartholomew helping us naturally and there are some very tricky magic things happening. I like that part as I get to do some sword fighting.
Anything else you would like to tell us Oliver?
I think I might have said enough, there’s bound to be some secret I've let out that I shouldn’t have. (Laughs)
Oh yeah I have a final secret to let out, I think Chloe opens a detective agency, not some stuffy thing with suits and all, but one that lets us use our magic. Cool huh? We do stay together...all of us...the love triangle thing.
You must think I came here just to let out secrets. (Smiles)
Thank you Oliver for joining us today. I hope that you enjoyed yourself and I hope that our readers enjoyed it also.
I did enjoy it, so thanks again for having me as your guest. Thanks to all the readers of the stories, I’ve had a great time sharing my adventures with you.
Reviewed on Amazon UK
"This is such an enchanting book series! The Seven Spell Saga by Tessa Stokes is a fun, adventure filled series about a girl from California who finds herself in England, immersed in magic and peril. Each book will keep you guessing and urgently reading for more! In this new release, book six in the series titled Bartholomew Pike's Spell Book, Tessa brings us back to the trio we love, Chloe, Tristan and Oliver. She weaves a tale of daring rescue, fascinating strangers, frightening battles, and compelling romance that is breathtaking in its creativity.
Overall, this is a great continuation of an already fun and entertaining series. Tessa has done an excellent job crafting a magical world that exists right in our own backyard, filled with ancient danger, riveting characters, and, best of all, captivating and timeless love".