So today I have another Bookania interview for you. No I didn’t get to do two. My brother who prefers not to disclose his name, is interviewing Prince Robert of Locksley. So he has a story. Enjoy.
Today I shall tell you all the tale of a time I met with with a prince named Robert, and what he told me that day.
‘Once upon a time in a land called Bookania, in the country named Locksely, two men sat before the hearth in a small cabin. I, Aposhipolepo, traveller of a thousand lands, turned from staring at the mantel piece to the young man who had just sat down across the table, “Welcome Prince Robert, ” I greeted him, “what is your opinion of your position as the heir to the Locksely throne?”
“Government is a responsibility not to be taken lightly,” the prince replied, “Locksley is a larger country in Bookania, which means that I will someday hold a lot of power and sway. No sane person desires power, but I have every intention of doing my best with what is given to me and ruling my people to the best of my abilities.”
“Prince Robert, is there anything you see as in need of improving in Locksely?”
“My father, and great-grandfather before him, have been good kings who have governed our people well. I’m sure there’s always room for improvement, but really, I just hope that I can live up to them.”
“Are there any changes you foresee in the politics of Bookania? I would think the awakened royals from a century ago must effect the situation?”
“It has been interesting. The biggest change, so far, has been Briton, Fronce and Englund, though Kendra tells me that I can’t tell you what happened in Fronce and Englund. Kendra also says that we can expect some changes in Normandy and parts of Winthrop soon, but she won’t give me details on what.”
“That sounds very intriguing, authors are very secretive people. What is your opinion on whether your sister will make a good queen when it comes time for her and Eric to take Winthrop’s throne?”
“I don’t think she’d make a bad queen, but … they’re hoping that Lukas can be found before that time comes so he can take the throne instead.”
“If I understand correctly you are the best tapestry maker in Bookania as well as being gifted in the organic, what skills does that give you that you know of?”
“Um, archery for one, and handwriting, apparently, if I’m using a quill. Also, and I’m not sure on this one, falconry. I could also probably do gardening, but I’ve never attempted that.”
“I heard that Robin Hood was not completely impressed at your skill with archery. What is one of your greatest regrets about your past choices?”
“Robin Hood was impressed with my archery, he was just joking because of how fast I had picked it up. Uh, biggest regret… I don’t really have any regrets, I’ve lived a good life, but I guess, if I have to name something, the fact that I spent so much of life trying to organize Robin. I mean, yes, she’s disorganized, but she also had servants to attend to her, and I could have spent all of that time on things that I wanted to pursue.”
“May you continue without regrets all your days. Robert, would you please tell me your full name and title? I am not certain that I have heard it all together.”
“Prince Robert Michael of Locksley, and that’s all. I’m told that names and titles tended to be more pretentious before the Change.”
“I personally think that simple names are best. Thank you for your time, I am sure you have useful things to occupy your time other than talking to me”
“Thank you for having me. It was no problem. Rulers should devote time talking to the common people.”
And with that we rose and I saluted him before escorting him out the door.
And that is all I shall at this time tell you about the occasion the prince of Locksely came to my house.’
And that was that. I found it quite entertaining and informative. Robert is one of Kendra’s quieter characters. Quite the opposite of his twin sister Robin.
Head over to Kendra’s blog to see the most recent posts for the party.Also Tears, Frogs and Laughter and CinderEddy are still free for a few more days. Even though neither of them have Robert they’re still fun. I especially recommend CinderEddy.