Ryan Mark’s Fracture & an Interview with Ori!

Hey everyone!

It’s Saturday!! Hope you are all having a good weekend so far. If you remember back to my review of Ryan Mark’s Tremor, you will remember how much I loved this book and I couldn’t put it down (Took me a day to finish it, haha!). So you can imagine how thrilled I was to not only find out that the next instalment, Fracture, was being released but that I would have the chance to put questions to one of my favourite characters.


First of all, let me tell you a little about Ryan Mark himself. He lives in Cumbria, on the outskirts of the Lake District (which is a gorgeous part of the world).  Ryan is the author of The Tremor Cycle, a Dystopian Cycle that is set in a world devastated by war. The first instalment, Tremor, was published in 2014 and the next, Fracture, in 2015.  Ryan has worked within the education sector for several years. In his most recent position he has worked with pre-school children before they make their first big leap and begin primary school.


Tremor Synopsis (provided by Ryan Mark)


The life William knew has gone. His world has been left devastated by the Fossil War. All major governments have been wiped out and the land is now under the control of the company Terrafall. Although Terrafall’s intentions seem honest, William wonders if the company will live up to its promises and stop the tremors, which have been plaguing the Earth since the end of the war. And can Terrafall really find out who is behind the recent wave of abductions?  
When someone close to William disappears, he decides it’s time to take matters into his own hands. But in a land that is on the verge of tearing itself apart, is it a life worth fighting for? If your world was falling apart, how far would YOU go to save it?

Tremor is definitely one of the books that you can’t put down until you’ve read the very last page! That’s the effect it had on me and caused me to finish it literally in a matter of hours. My full review can be found here: Ryan Mark’s Tremor.


You have no idea how excited I am that Fracture has been released because I can honestly not wait to find out what happens next. As I have not read Fracture yet, Ryan provided me with a brief synopsis:


The Earth is starting to recover from the onslaught of destruction left behind by the tremors and Terrafall. William’s life is settling and he has finally found a place where he feels he belongs. With the opportunity to flourish, the Haven Development has been able to secure the future of its lands and people, bringing forth a period of peace and stability.  
Yet something sinister quakes beneath the surface, hiding in the shadows, unknown to William and the Haven Development. Not a tremor, but a new enemy who threatens to tear apart everything William and his friends have fought so hard to protect. The peace is about to fracture…
Interview with Ori

Whenever I read a book there is always a character I’m drawn to and when I read Tremor, that character was definitely Ori. Whilst I was in awe of his strength and determination, I also wanted to take on the big sister role and reassure him that everything was going to be okay (there are so many twists and turns though that I didn’t know if everything was going to be okay!). I’ve always wanted to interview a fictional character and I was eager to find out the answers to my questions from Ori..


      Living under Terrafall and looking after your
grandfather must have been really difficult. Can you describe was a typical day
was like and how you coped?
My day, hmmm, well, I
can’t really remember much, but I remember helping Grandad a lot, and I enjoyed
it. I learnt a lot from him, mainly gardening and how to grow food, which is
really important because we all need to eat, don’t we! I didn’t really go to
school back then though… Althea didn’t like me out in Kentvale by myself, said
it was too dangerous and I don’t blame her. Grandad taught me loads anyway, so
don’t think I could’ve learnt much in a school back then. Things are much
better now though, I mean I do miss things… I miss my parents.
      Toasting your grandfather was understandably
really important to you as he didn’t have a proper burial. Did you ever get
round to having that toast?
of, we had a little memorial celebration in a place called the White Hart
Tavern when we were in Haven’s Hollow, celebrated the memory of lots of people
we’d lost, not just Grandad.
      What were you told initially about what happened
to your mother and father before you discovered the truth?
was told that the farm they’d been working on had been hit by bandits. It was
happening all over the place and often, so I believed it.
      From leaving Kentvale, you meet a variety of
different people on your journey. Who had the most influence on you and why?
of course! I mean, I’ve known him for ages and he’s like a brother to me. I
learn things off him all the time. But if you mean new people, then I’d
probably say Igraine, she’s like a mother figure and teaches me all sorts!
You always seem to cling to hope, even in the most
desperate of situations. How do you do so?
That’s hard to say, I
just do it, I always try and think of a positive that’s bigger than the
negatives in hard situations. Like if you’re thirsty, just try and think about
it raining soon, something like that.
      Do you finally feel free?
A little, more than
some people, anyway.


I want to give a huge thanks to Ryan Mark for giving me the opportunity to work with him again. Now I’m off to pop the kettle on and sit down with Fracture

All the links for Ryan Mark are below, along with the Amazon/Book Depository links for both Tremor & Fracture:

Ryan Mark: Website. Facebook, Twitter & Goodreads.

Tremor Links: Amazon UK, Amazon USA & Book Depository

Fracture Links: Amazon UK, Amazon USA & Book Depository.

As always, I would love to know your thoughts in the comments below (or you can tweet me @thingsarahloves). Have you read Tremor? Have you been eagerly awaiting Fracture? Are these now on your Christmas wish list? What books have you been loving recently?

Ryan was kind enough to send me copies of these books for review. Nevertheless, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Photos in this post were provided by Ryan Mark.

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