Heir Apparent (Author Interview)


Heir Apparent looks like an exciting story.  Can you tell us a little about it?

Yes, so Heir Apparent is a mythological fantasy story based on Greek Mythology. It follows Proteus, a sea-god, that also happens to be the eldest of Poseidon’s many children. In all senses of the word, he is the heir to Poseidon’s throne. Certain events that have been transpiring in the divine world before the start of the book puts the heir into question and we follow Proteus in seeing how that becomes resolved.


Any plans to turn it into a series?

I do have plans to make it into a series. In fact the series itself is called Divine Records, because it will be following the events of the Divine World. As Greek Mythology fans will know, there is a lot that can happen in mythology.


What inspired you when writing Heir Apparent?

I think what inspired me was the lack of fantasy novels that centered around the actual Greek Gods as well as Proteus himself. Proteus himself is such an interesting deity, that is not talked about much in mythology so I wanted to make one of him myself for years.


Can you tell us a little about Proteus?

Proteus is not only the eldest son of the God and King of the Sea, Poseidon, but his first-born child. He is respected amongst the rest of the pantheon because of how wise he is, and his abilities to see the past, present, and future. Despite being a son of Poseidon, he has a very calm personality as opposed to the tempestuous nature of his father. He shows a lot of humility despite being one of the most powerful azure deities.


What part of the book was the most fun to write?

There are many parts in the book that were fun to write for me but favourite has to be the ending. Not only because I was finally done writing the story, thank god, but some of my favorite scenes in the story are at the end of the book.


Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Heir Apparent?

Before I began writing the story, I knew how I wanted it to begin and how I wanted it to end. The problem for me was the progression in the middle, because I was unsure in which way it would lead to the end. At the same time I had fun with that because the story was coming alive as I continued to write.


What do you like to do when not writing?

When I’m not writing, I enjoy listening to music and playing sports and/or video games with friends. I also enjoy helping out friends with song-writing and beat creations.


Where can readers find out more about your work?

For readers, they can find out more about my work on my website toctavius.com or my IG/Twitter thetoctavius