Today feels like a very special day . . . In occasion of the Royal Spy Blog Tour, I’ve been given the opportunity to interview a dear character to me, and I can’t contain my excitement! So, sit down, have a cuppa, and let me and the one and only Prince Grayson entertain you 😉
Your Highness, I can’t express how pleased and honoured I am to have you here. *blushes* Thank you for taking the time to stop by my humble reign during such a busy time. How was your trip?
Thank you for inviting me, it’s a pleasure to speak with you today. My trip was uneventful, and you’ve been so kind. I truly appreciate it.
Have you ever fantasised about being a civilian? If so, how would you imagine your life as one?
As a child, I would often think about what it would be like to live outside the castle. To have another life. I imagined living in the mountains, in a private house surrounded by trees. When I met Mia, that vision grew to include her. Being older, I now know how foolish such a vision is. But sometimes I still think about it.
Still, you are a Prince of Ryden and, as one—without your father being able to hear you here—how do you think things should be handled with the other realms?
I think each kingdom should be left to govern themselves. I don’t agree with my father’s ambitions to rule Devendra and Mortise. I would avoid war at all costs.
People tremble just by hearing the Black Hand name, but what is the thing that makes him shiver?
My parents. And, on a lesser note but still terrifying . . . snakes. I’ve never made the mistake of letting others know that, though, so please don’t tell anyone.
And what would you say is your biggest strength?
My greatest strength probably lies in my weapons training. But if you want something deeper than that . . . I suppose my biggest strength is my love for Mia. I would do anything for her. Risk anything.
It would be quite the understatement to say that you and your brothers are anything but close. Had things been different, which brother do you think you’d be closer to?
I think if things had been different, I would be closest to Liam. But that could be purely because I feel like I know him the least. He was often gone, since he is Ryden’s spymaster.
Out of all the terrible ‘trials’ your mother and father put you through—and unfortunately they still do—which one has been the hardest to face when you were just a kid?
That is an extremely hard question. Well, when I was maybe six years old, I was having nightmares about ghosts, because my brother Peter kept scaring me with stories. My mother wanted me to get over my fear, so she locked me in the Kaelin crypt for three days. It was dark, cold, and terrifying to be surrounded by the stone and bones. I can still feel the spiders crawling on me, and to this day I hate being trapped in the dark. But after that, I never let my mother see my fear.
Now that you are older—and already faced more than anyone could honestly have taken in their entire life—if you had the chance to say something to little Grayson, what would it be?
I would tell him to hang on. That even in those darkest moments, those horrible days, there is a light. And that light is Mia. You haven’t met her yet, but you will, and she will change everything. She will give you strength when you feel you have none. She will see the good inside of you, no matter how dark you may feel sometimes. You will find your reason for fighting.
I may already know the answer to my next question, but I feel like it’s good for others to hear it and, more importantly, for you to say it out loud . . . What is your deepest wish?
I think you’re right, you do know my answer. Because it will always be my answer: my deepest wish is to live in freedom with Mia. To live far away from Ryden, and my family—and no longer have to be the Black Hand.
Thank you so much for stopping by and for the chat, I sincerely hope we can do it again in the future. Meanwhile, please be safe and send my love to Mia. And know that I’ll be always rooting for you, Prince Grayson ?
Thank you for having me here, I appreciate you giving me this opportunity to share a little more about me. And I appreciate your support, Silvia.
Did you enjoy my interview with Prince Grayson? Are you curious to know more about the world he lives in, and everyone involved in an adventure of epic proportions? Then grab the first instalment, Royal Decoy, and get ready to put your hands on Royal Spy, out tomorrow!
ROYAL SPY by Heather Frost
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A DECOY recruited to be a spy.
A PRINCE compelled to become an assassin.
A SERJAH pressured by an unwanted crown.
A WORLD covered in shadows.
Mere months ago, Clare was just a kitchen maid. Now, she is a decoy for Princess Serene and a novice spy, caught in the royal family’s web of secrets. While journeying to Mortise to finalize the princess’s betrothal to Serjah Desfan, Clare lives for the stolen moments she has with Bennick, the bodyguard who is quickly claiming her heart. But when a notorious assassin is hired to kill her, Clare’s life and the alliance hang in the balance.
In Ryden, Grayson prepares to leave for Mortise with his brother, Liam. Their orders are to ignite a war between their enemies, and Grayson has been tasked with assassinating Princess Serene. It may cost his soul, but he is ready to comply, as long as he gets something in return: freedom for Mia, the girl he loves. But the more time he spends with his brother, the more he begins to wonder if Liam is what Grayson wishes he had the courage to be . . . a traitor.
Desfan feels trapped. By his disapproving council, his impending marriage to a stranger, and the imminent arrival of enemy princes who may not want the peace they profess. When a dangerous drug threatens his people, Desfan jumps at the chance to rely on his swords instead of politics. But his investigation uncovers more than he bargained for—a plot that may destroy Mortise from within.
Eyrinthia hovers on the edge of war. Spies. Rebels. Traitors. All must choose a side.
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 and the Fate of Eyrinthia series. 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 Utah.