We are OBSESSED with Ryan Van Loan’s debut The Sin in the Steel. Who wouldn’t love a fantasy world filled with dead gods, a pirate queen, and SHAPESHIFTERS! Before COVID-19 had us all working from home, we sat down with Ryan for some super important, very professional rapid-fire questions to get to know him a little better. Check out his responses here!
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Rapid-fire Questions with Ryan Van Loan, author of The Sin in the Steel
Question: Pirates or Mages?
RVL: Uh, mages.
Question: Magic or science?
RVL: Science is magic!
Question: Cannons or swords?
RVL: Cannons is probably the smarter answer, but I love swords and how it feels in your hand so I’m going to go with the sword.
Question: Buc or Eld?
RVL: Ahhh, both.
Question: Blood or Gold?
RVL: I’m going to go with gold.
Question: Sin or steel?
RVL: Sin sounds a lot more fun.
Question: Waffles or pancakes?
RVL: I don’t think waffles are a real thing so I’m going to go with pancakes.
Question: Cats or dogs?
RVL: I’m a huge dog person. If you follow me on social media, you’ll see, I think I post my pittie and my boxer about 1 million times throughout the course of the month, so sorry to the cat people but I really love dogs.
Question: Sidekicks or heroes?
RVL: I think it depends on who the sidekick or hero is, but it’s hard to beat a good hero. I’m thinking Storm, Wolverine, Captain America, so I think I’m going to have to go with heroes.
Question: Which is a better reward, money or rare books?
RVL: I think money so I can hire someone to translate the rare books that I won’t be able to read.
Question: Would you rather face 30-50 wild hogs, or a horde of undead?
RVL: Oooo, uh, the undead are pretty scary but the idea of 30-50 wild animals that are 400 pounds chasing after me, I think I could stand a chance against the undead a little bit better.
Question: What’s the best pirate ship?
RVL: Oh, so that’s easy! The best pirate ship is in the Princess Bride, Dread Pirate Roberts’ the Revenge.
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