Seth Wildschut is the author of The Noble Villains, published on 20 January 2021.
He kindly answered a few of my questions.
1. Tell us a little about The Noble Villains.
Noble Villains is a story I had been thinking of for years. I wanted something similar to final fantasy but with guns. I was influenced by steampunk but didn’t like the exaggerated pockets and fifty goggles everyone wears. In a nutshell it’s about magic enhanced super soldiers who are abandoned by society when the war ends. They become outlaws and are all traumatized and broken.
2. What inspired the book?
I was in a sad state and thought about what my life would have looked like if I never changed from my old life or got healing/counseling. This was a way for me to vent my sorrow and frustration. Also firefly,tombstone, and final fantasy were big influences.
3. Are you a plan, plan, plan writer or do you sit down and see where the words take you?
I have a general idea of the plot but mostly I just let the story run and I try to keep up.
4. Is there anything about the publishing process that surprised you?
Finding an agent and how every publisher wants your manuscript delivered in a particular way was irritating.
5. What do you do when you aren’t writing? What do you do to relax and get away from it all?
Muay-Thai,reading, scotch or playing with my sons.
6. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life which book would it be?
Oh gosh,probably wizard of earthsea or Sabriel
7. I like to end my Q&As with the same question so here we go. During all the Q&As and interviews you’ve done what question have you not been asked that you wish had been asked – and what’s the answer?
Where was Gondor when the westfold fell?
About the Book
No more kings, no more empires, the forge war begins.The Miracle Frequency changed the world, but was it for the better? The war has ended, but for the forgotten soldiers with inhuman abilities peace never came. Some are outlaws, some keep the law, but none of them are heroes.