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Kyra Locke of The Woken Gods & her FB Profile – by @Gwenda Bond

Gwenda Bond has fun with Kyra Locke creating a Facebook Profile for her Leading Gal!


I love the idea of doing a character profile for social media. While I suspect Kyra would be more active on Twitter, I decided to do Facebook ones. But…with a twist.

See, one of the things about the world of The Woken Gods is that how well technology works can vary widely based on where you are, how much divine magic is in the vicinity, if it suddenly spikes, and so on. And in Kyra’s case, the city of Washington, D.C., has spotty tech. Which means she almost certainly wouldn’t be on any social networks, even in such forms as they’d still exist. I decided to do a pre-Awakening profile, from five years ago, just before the gods awoke, and a fabricated one that might be what she’d use now.

Name: Kyra Locke

  • Birthday: Sept. 3
  • Age: 12
  • Education: Hardy Middle School
  • Hobbies: Running, track
  • Relationship status: Gross! (My parents might see this.)
  • Family: See above. I have one, and they are nosy! (Just kidding!) (But you are!)

About you: I’m a seventh grader, what’s there to tell? (Again, my parents might see this.) But, really, there’s not much. I like our house, and my school, and my parents (hi, Mom and Dad, I’m sure this part makes you happy). And I like running.

Favorite quote:
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein


Name: Kyra Locke

  • Birthday: Sept. 3
  • Age: 17
  • Education: Inadequate to cope with reality.
  • Hobbies: Bands, boys, hanging with my BFF Bree. Not necessarily in that order.
  • Relationship status: It’s complicated.
  • Family: It’s even more complicated. If you’re reading this, Dad…well, I’d be shocked if you were reading this.

About you: I’m such a Skeptic, I don’t even make it to all their meetings. Something ended for me five years ago, but it ended for all of us, didn’t it? Nothing to do but pretend, and I’ve never been much good at that.

Favorite quote:
“These are the times
The times of our own
These are the shapes
The world we formed
Swift is the arrow
Dark is the thorn
The slate is clean
The future awaits
Awake” – Patti Smith, “Upright Come”


Kyra Locke of The Woken Gods & her FB Profile – by @Gwenda BondThe Woken Gods
by Gwenda Bond
Pages: 384
Published by Strange Chemistry
on September 3, 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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The more things change…

Five years ago, the gods of ancient mythology awoke all around the world.

The more things stay the same…

This morning, Kyra Locke is late for school because of an argument with her father.

Seventeen-year-old Kyra lives in a transformed Washington, D.C., dominated by the embassies of divine pantheons and watched over by the mysterious Society of the Sun that governs mankind’s relations with the gods. But when rebellious Kyra encounters two trickster gods on her way home, one offering a threat and the other a warning, it turns out her life isn't what it seems. She escapes with the aid of Osborne "Oz" Spencer, a young Society field operative, only to discover that her scholar father has disappeared with a dangerous Egyptian relic. The Society needs the item back, and they aren’t interested in her protests that she knows nothing about it or her father's secrets.

Now Kyra must depend on her wits and the suspect help of scary Sumerian gods, her estranged oracle mother, and, of course, Oz--whose first allegiance is to the Society. She has no choice if she’s going to recover the missing relic and save her father. And if she doesn't? Well, that may just mean the end of the world as she knows it. From the author of Blackwood comes a fresh, thrilling urban fantasy that will appeal to fans of Neil Gaiman, Cassandra Clare, and Rick Riordan.


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