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PFS2012 Character Interview: Galen and Emma from Of Poseidon


This year, one of my favorite mermaid reads includes OF POSEIDON by Anna Banks! Though, I shouldn't actually use the 'm' word, lest I be beaten and fed to the sharks by other Syrena. Anyway, not only does it have unique spin on underwater creatures but it's also ridiculously snort-worthy hilarious and I couldn't stop laughing. Anna has this innate humor that seeps into her book, and it made it all the more fun and different. Today, I have with me Galen and Emma thanks to Anna Banks, so that I can grill them about some... things.

Hi, Galen! Emma!

You guys seem to be getting along okay. Which is a bit surprising after, you know, THAT THING at the end of OF POSEIDON. But, it’s really great to talk with you both!


EMMA: Ohmysweetgoodness you don’t even know. That wasn’t an ending—it was just the beginning!

GALEN: Unfortunately.

Any potential for romance between the both of you is, essentially, forbidden. If you were worried about being watched and were forced to hide on land in plain sight, how would you go about disguising yourselves for a date?

GALEN: With Rachel on our side, I think we’ve got it covered…

EMMA: Besides, who says you have to go on a public date? Private ones can be, uh, more interesting…

GALEN: *clears throat*

Emma, what is the most annoying phrase Galen has been using of late as an attempt to fit in? Every time you hear him use it, what’s the first thing you want to do to get him to shut up?

EMMA: He’s been saying “OMG” lately. It sounds forced, not to mention guy-cheerleaderish. He pauses too long between letters so it’s like he’s in a spelling bee or something. Also, he says things are “sick” but he uses it wrong. What I mean is, he uses it the right way. Like, if he says, “That car sounds sick” he really means it sounds like it’s about to break down. He just doesn’t get it.

GALEN: Oh, I get it. I just don’t care. What, humans really get so bored that they have to play the opposite game with their words? Sounds pretty stupid to me. Don’t be a hater, boo.

EMMA: Don’t. Call. Me. Boo.

Galen, what one of Emma’s personality traits is both equally frustrating and fascinating?

GALEN: Her stubbornness. Triton’s trident, she has an endless supply of it. I swear it replenishes nightly while she sleeps.

EMMA: Aww, don’t be a hater, boo.

GALEN: See what I mean?

If you were forced to give up land, Emma, or the sea, Galen, what is one thing you’d be glad to leave behind and one thing you’d miss above all the rest?

EMMA: That’s easy. I love some good old-fashioned processed food. There’s a fantastic possibility I can’t live without chocolate, burritos, espresso, French fries, ice cream, pizza…eggrolls! I need eggrolls. Also, I’d probably miss my cell phone. And flip flops…

GALEN: Yeah, but you’d be safer without the flip flops. I’m telling you, I know what I saw.

EMMA: The boardwalk was uneven!

GALEN: And the cafeteria door?

EMMA: Wow, be fair. That came out of nowhere. And no one can run well in flip flops.

GALEN: *sighs* I would have a hard time leaving the ocean because land is so suffocating. I know humans see it differently with all the air and space and everything, but I’m used to roaming all over the oceans. Land has restrictions, like those invisible boundaries humans draw on a map. Counties, states, countries. It’s confusing and purposeless. Besides, there’s more water than there is land. And it’s never boring.

Still, I’d be glad to leave behind the Trackers in favor of land. They can’t sense you on land. And being a Royal, they’re always Tracking me wherever I go.

EMMA: And I’d LOVE to leave behind traffic and alarm clocks and sweaty armpits. You know, on other people…

Thanks for stopping by, you guys! You guys are too cool for me and yet here you are ;-)

GALEN: Thanks for having us. I guess. But—you’re not going to tell other people about us or anything right? I’m certain Rachel wouldn’t like that. And I’m certain you want Rachel to like you.
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Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen — literally, ouch! — both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma's gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom . . .

Told from both Emma and Galen's points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

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*squeals* I LOVE YOU, GALEN! You can call me boo any day. Comment down below if you hate pet names like 'boo' or if you know a prince from an underwater kingdom and can introduce me.

12 comments:

DebzBookshelf said...

That was such a fun interview! I don't think I can choose a favorite character--they're all pretty awesome!

Addie R. said...

I loved this interview! Reminded me of how hilarious these poeple were!
I honestly loved everyone in Of Poseidon. They all had me laughing, and if not, at least grinning like an idiot.
Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Aydrea said...

I love Emma, she is awesome! But I also love Galen, Toraf & Rayna, lol!

Maddie M. said...

This is an awesome interview! I loved it! Thanks for the giveaway as well.

Maddie M. said...

Also, my favorite character is Toraf. He is just, I don't know, epic. :)

Gaby said...

No I have not gotten a chance to.

Gabbie said...

I loved Poseidon! I don't know how I feel about pet names though. Boo's kinda pushing it so I'm with Emma on that one..

Montana G. said...

I loved Galen! I thought it was so sweet how he cared for Emma :)

Danny Bookworm said...

aaaaHhahha!! I loved Galen and together with Emma is awesomness pure!!

Erika said...

I have read it and love Galen but all of the characters are great! I really liked the book and look forward to the next in the series.

Giaochau Nguyen said...

I've read it 3 times and every time I read the book I thought it was awesome!!! Besides Emma and Galen who are by far the best characters ever, I really like Toraf. I thought it was hilarious that he kissed Emma, and got punched by Galen just to get Rayna jealous!!!! Can't wait for Of Triton

Aphrodite said...

I wish I was Emma ...*sigh*