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Sanan Kolva is getting in on the fun with her character Alistar, from her Steampunk fantasy series, The Silverline Chronicles.

Envoy to Queen Titania’s court was not usually an assignment for an engineer. However, given recent events in the capital, Alistar knew why Prince Cero chose him for the task. The prince had to send someone he could trust, and at the moment, his options were limited — especially someone with the proper noble bloodline. All of which led to the elven prince sending a human engineer to the court of the fairy queen. He wore his finest court suit, styled after a traditional naval dress uniform — an acknowledgement of his family lineage. Prince Cero’s insignia, a blooming flower wreathed in fire, was pinned to his chest in place of other medals he might bear. Despite the oddness of the situation, or perhaps because of it, Alistar smiled as he entered the ball, ready to greet the queen, her court, and his fellow guests.

Character Questions

If you could have any career, what would you choose? My career of choice is the one I am currently in: a magical power engineer. Following this path went firmly against the wishes of my family, especially my mother, who wished to see me become a sea captain and follow the family tradition as a privateer.

In your homeland, is magic feared or respected? Magic is respected, as any powerful force should be. Some people do fear the work that Prince Cero and Silverline Power Cooperative do, just as they fear the advances in technology that inevitably develop when magic is accessible to everyone, not just a select, elite few. However, the majority embrace the changes and the improvements to their quality of life.

Author Questions

Where is your favorite place for writing? At home, in my study. I have my reference materials and my cats close at hand, and find it easy to get into the zone for writing there.

Do you have a regular critique group, and how do you connect with them? I have a critique group that meets twice a month. Prior to 2020, we met in person at a local restaurant. During the pandemic, we’ve been meeting electronically via Discord and emailing our comments after the discussions.


Privateer turned engineer Alistar left his family’s fleets to serve as an engineer for Silverline Power in the capital city of Lewarden, working with the magical network that feeds the city’s industry and growth. As both a human and an outsider, he successfully avoids being drawn into the tangled chaos of elven-dominated court politics. However, when theft and sabotage in the depths of winter threaten to destroy Silverline and the web of magic that powers the city, risking not only his chosen work but also the lives of thousands, Alistar’s neutrality earns him the politically delicate investigation into the source of the problem. His only ally is the elven thief Onyxflame, imprisoned for his own crimes against Silverline and conscripted with the promise of a pardon. They must form an uneasy partnership and navigate treacherous political waters to resolve the situation before unrest, rivalry, and distrust plunges the city into civil war.

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About Sanan Kolva

Sanan Kolva is a technical editor by day, and writer of epic and steampunk fantasy the rest of the time. She is the author of The Chosen of the Spears series and The Silverline Chronicles. Her short fiction appears in a number of anthologies. When not writing, she enjoys baking and decorating cakes, as well as appeasing her feline overlords. She can be found at https://sanankolva.com.

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