To kick off the Earthly King Blog Tour, we have a character interview with High King Eamon O'Brian! (Special thanks to Abigail & various siblings for coming up with the questions for me)
Well, I have always loved books, so maybe I would like to be a librarian. It's not something I've really thought of before, since growing up as a prince never really gave me many options for a change in career.
Which other king or queen do you like best?
Well, certainly not Proinsias (Paunchias). Most of the other rulers aren't that bad though. Queen Niamh isn't too bad though, and at least she usually seems to see things rationally.
Would you rather be buried in the ground, cremated or buried at sea?
Um…that's an…interesting question. Hopefully not prophetic. I will be buried in the family crypt with the rest of the O'Brians.
What is your least favorite task as king?
Council meetings. Those are horrible and long and annoying.
What is your favorite season and why?
Well, after certain events, fall is no longer my favorite season (though you'll have to read the book for that!) I think spring is a nice season. It starts to get warmer and the flowers in my mother's garden bloom.
What is your favorite animal?
I am rather fond of Irish wolfhounds. I grew up with them around the Hall.
If you could, what would you change in Ireland?
Well, as of now, since we've made a few peace treaties, it's been pretty much changed for the better. Of course, I would love to insure that war never happened again. I think I would also like there to be less council meetings.
Are you artistic or scientific?
Hm, I'm not sure I'm actually either. I'm not really scientific, nor am I really artistic. I'm a bit of a scholar, more of a historian and whatnot.
What is your pet peeve?
Just one? Council meetings. The council telling me what to do when it doesn't even make sense. Many things.
What was your favorite thing to do as a child?
Well, Killian and I got up to all kinds of stuff at Tara Hall when we were kids, like hiding in the kitchen cabinets and scaring the cooks. But The best times I had were when Killian, Aedan and I went out into the woods and pretended to be rebels and warriors.
What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is a collection of stories about Cu Chuilain that my father read to me as a child.
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