Hi everyone, and welcome to my stop on the Persistence of Vision Blog Tour! I'm delighted to share with y'all my interview with Marcus. It was interesting to get into his head! :) I hope y'all enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed interviewing him. If you haven't already, you can read my review of Liesel Hill's exceptional debut, Persistence of Vision here. Here is a synopsis of the novel from GoodReads:
In a world where collective hives are enslaving the population and individuals have been hunted to the verge of extinction, Maggie Harper, and independent 21st Century woman, must find the strength to preserve the freedom of the future, but without the aid of her memories.
After experiencing a traumatic time loss, Maggie is plagued by a barrage of images she can't explain. When she's attacked by a creep with a spider's web tattoo, she is saved by Marcus, a man she's never met, but somehow remembers. He tells her that both he and her creepy attacker are from a future in which individuals are being murdered by collectives, and Marcus is part of the rebellion. The collectives have acquired time travel and they plan to enslave the human race throughout all of history. The flashes Maggie has been seeing are echoes of lost memories, and the information buried deep within them is instrumental in defeating the collective hives.
In order to preserve the individuality of mankind, Maggie must try to re-discover stolen memories, re-kindle friendships she has no recollection of, and wade through her feelings for the mysterious Marcus, all while dodging the tattooed assassins the collectives keep sending her way.
If Maggie can't fill the holes in her memory and find the answers to stop the collectives, the world both in her time and in all ages past and future will be doomed to enslavement in the grey, mediocre collectives. As the danger swirls around her and the collectives close in, Maggie realizes she must make a choice: stand out or fade away...
Now, on to the interview...
I'd like to thank Marcus for being here today...thanks, Marcus! :)
BB: What was going through your head when you were saving Maggie from the Arachnimen and she had no memory of you?
M: Mostly panic. I knew i'd have to deal with her memory eventually, but in that moment I just wanted to get there in time to keep her from being killed.
BB: What was your life like before you joined with the BCO?
M: I grew up travelling around with my father and brother. We were nomads. We hunted and gathered and fished to live. My father protected and sheltered us from most of the harsher realities of the world. It wasn't a bad life, by any means, but it was a bit lonely. When my father and I came to Interchron to live, we gained community, friends, and purpose.
BB: Why do you think you don't have memories of your mother?
M: I've wondered that a lot in my life. I should have been old enough to have a few, but perhaps not. As Maggie could attest, memory is a tricky thing. I wish I remembered her, but I must have just been too young when she passed.
BB: When Maggie lost her memories and BCO sent her back to her time, did you hold out any hope that you'd ever see her again?
M: My official answer is no. If anyone asked, I would have denied it. Yet, I don't think we as human beings are entirely capable of giving up hope. Even though I wouldn't have admitted it, I think a small flame of hope survived somewhere inside me.
BB: Why do you feel such a personal responsibility for David having gone to the collective?
M: It's a brother thing. He was younger than me, and it was always my job to shelter and take care of him. I know that is was his choice, but I always wonder if I had loved him more, taught him better, been able to protect him better from the harsher side of life, would he have chosen differently. I failed him as a brother and a guardian.
BB: If you could change one thing - Maggie losing her memories, David leaving, Clay's condition - what would it be?
M: Hey, no fair giving me those choices! They're probably the three most tragic things that have ever happened to me. If I HAD to choose one, I'd probably want to change Clay's condition. After all, Maggie came back, as did David, but we have little hope of changing Clay's circumstances.
BB: What, if anything, do you think you and the team should have done differently to change the outcome of the island attack?
M: That I don't know. We did the best we could. I suppose maybe we should have had more information going in, but we had no way to get more. I'm not sure there's anything we could have done differently.
BB: Is there any memory you hope Maggie doesn't get back?
M: *laughs* That's an interesting question. In the way you mean it, no. There's nothing I have to hide that I don't want her to remember. On the other hand, from what I can tell, some of the memories she lost were painful. Dangerous, even. Of course I want to protect her from that.
BB: Thanks again, Marcus, for joining me today and letting me (and my readers) into your head. :)
M: Thanks so much for interviewing me on your blog today. Everyone stay safe, prepare for the future as much as possible, and watch out for Arachnimen!
Find more about Liesel Hill here:
Goodreads Author Page: goodreads.com/lieselkhill
Goodreads Book Page: http://www.goodreads.
Goodreads Giveaway Page: http://www.goodreads.