This week we’re getting to know Adeleke Kayode, author of the sci-fi Noble series and the fantasy Nether Chronicles series. If you’re looking for a fun, easy read, check them out.
Trent and his allies have left the safety of the kingdom of Taren and now journey into the Outland in search of the black key. The Outland is a place where scoundrels and rogues run amok, people battle to the death for sport, and even the seemingly harmless locals can’t be trusted not to slit your throat.
Trent, Jenko and Lily will need their wits about them if they are to survive. The crowned city they are from might as well be a different world compared to the Outland. The rules are different and ever changing. And if you can’t learn fast you won’t live long.
They might not be knights yet but they’re on a mission of great importance. While the secrets of the black key remain a mysterious to a select few. The power that it might hold is too danger to just let anyone get their hands on it.
Join Trent and his friends as he continues his journey and witness his tale unfold, these are his story, his chronicles.
I started writing when my brother said I couldn’t write a story. I took out a notebook and began writing. That’s when I realized I loved creating stories.
1. Tell us a little about you and what you’re working on.
Not sure what to say about myself. But my latest project is The Dragons of Nether which is the third part of the Nether Chronicles. It’s a story about a trio of young knights journeying to retrieve a magical object.
You As A Reader
2. When did you first fall in love with books?
In high school.
3. What’s your favorite book from your childhood?
I read a lot of Animorphs books.
4. Of the books you’ve read, which one changed you the most?
Michael Grant’s Gone I read that around the time I was writing my first novel. When I finished it I knew what I wanted to do with my story.
5. What’s the last book you read and your current favorite?
Light by Michael Grant. Off the top of my head I can’t think of my current favorite.
6. If you could meet any author, alive or dead, who would it be?
Michael Grant mainly because I would like to thank him in person for the Gone series and talk to him about writer stuff.
You As A Writer
7. When did you first know you were a writer?
I guess when I started my first story when my brother told me I couldn’t write a story.
8. Do you remember the first story you ever wrote? If so, what was it about?
The first story I ever wrote was Divine Spirit. It was supposed to be a manga and it was about a Nephilim, child of half angel and half demon who was raised by his grandfather. There’s a prophecy around him saying he would either destroy the world or save it. So there are these guardians who decided it’s better not to find out and they try to get rid of him.
9. What has been the most difficult part of your writing journey? The best part?
I would say when I self-published the first time. Instead of feeling happy I felt sad. I had to wrap my head around why and begin to figure out where I was headed as an author. Best part anytime I come up with a cool idea or write a bunch and have a lot of fun with it. Coming up with twists is pretty cool too.
10. Of all the writing advice you’ve received, what helped you the most?
Write for yourself and not for others. Making sure you enjoy what you’re writing is important since you’re not going to make everyone happy no matter how hard you try. But you can make something that you are proud of.
11. Tell us about your current project and any others you’re working on.
The Dragons of Nether focuses on a world where magic exists but not everyone is a big fan of it. Magical creatures are feared. At the same time there are knights who have proven themselves and earned the trust of the people.
I’m currently not working on anything else, instead I’m taking a break from the Nether Chronicles since the first three parts tell its own complete story. While the subsequent three parts continue telling an overarching story.
Fun Stuff About You
12. Besides writing and reading, what are some of your other interests?
I love video games. And watching movies.
13. If you could become an instant expert at any one thing, what would it be and why?
Psychology because the human mind is very complex and having a better understanding of it would let me understand the way people think a bit more. Which in general is interesting. But it also allows me to delve deeper into my character’s mindsets.
14. You’ve just won an all expenses paid trip to anywhere in the world. Where would you go?
Canada. Or New York. I’ve never traveled anywhere so I wouldn’t know what to do.
15. How can people connect with you?
People can follow me on twitter @thisisadeleke
Thanks for letting us get to know you a bit better! I’ve enjoyed the Noble series so far.
If you’d like to explore Kayode’s books, you can find them at the links below.