- How long have you been writing?
I started working on my first series, eleven years ago. It became my first series, the ‘Seaward Isle Saga.’ Since then, I’ve completed my second series, “The Chronicles of Eledon,’ and the ‘Admiralty Archives’ is my third series.
- I saw this book is the second part of a series. Can you tell us about this series? Do you have more books planned?
The series begins with my main character, Alex, who is part Elf, traveling to Earth to return a group of sailors back to London. In the second book, she begins to face the facts. She’s not allowed to go home to Eledon. She tries to adjust, taking a part time job to help a friend but she also encounters a series of threats to her life. There’s a hundred Rock Elves sent to kill her to make sure she never returns; two wizards who must kill her to stay alive, and a white supremacist group out to kill her benefactor, VADM Teller of the British Royal Navy, whom she swears to protect.
- What did you find most challenging about writing your book?
The most challenging part of this book was developing a villain behind the threats to Alex’s life. I came up with Hades, god of the Underworld. His goal is to kill Alex because of her Titan bloodline—her grandfather was a Titan. Once I brought in Hades, he pulled my story together into one plan with a motive—kill the Titan.
- Which aspect of writing do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy coming up with the story idea and bringing it to fruition. It’s a lot of work but I enjoy the process.
- Are you working on another book at the moment?
The next book in the series, ‘Call from Home,’ is with my editor right now. It should be ready for publication in July of next year, I hope. In this book, my main character, Alex, is still exiled on Earth but she keeps running across reminders her of home. When the reminders signal danger to her homeland of Eledon, she can’t stand by any longer and takes action.
About the Book
Title: Edge of Death: Book Two of the Admiralty Archives
Author: Joni Parker
Genre: Urban Fantasy
In this second installment of The Admiralty Archives, the warrior Lady Alexin, the Keeper of the Keys for the Elf realm of Eledon, finds herself exiled to the harsh world of near-future London. Rendered little more than a political pawn by the Elfin Council of Elders to avoid a war with the Rock Elves, she has little choice but to struggle to find her way in this strange new land. Taken under the protection of kindly mentors, Vice Admiral Malcolm Teller of the British Royal Navy and his wife, Alex brings all her skills to the fore as she uncovers a series of deadly plots.
Murder is on everyone’s mind as an underground White Supremacist organization takes aim at Admiral Teller while two wizards, resurrected from death, must kill Alex in order to survive. To make matters worse, the Rock Elves dispatch a hundred assassins from Eledon with their sole mission to bring Lady Alexin to the very… Edge of Death.
Writing fantasy novels are Joni Parker’s passion. She’s completed two series so far: “The Seaward Isle Saga” and “The Chronicles of Eledon.” Her latest series, “The Admiralty Archives, is a three-book series that begins with the “Curse of the Sea.” The second book is called “Edge of Death” and the third will be finished next year. In addition to her novels, Joni enjoys writing short stories and has contributed two stories to the anthology, “Beyond Tucson: Adventures in the Multiverse” with her writing group. Joni retired from the U.S. Navy and the Department of Homeland Security and currently resides in Tucson, Arizona with her sister.