The downside to being sick is that…well, you’re sick. The bright side (if you’re an author) is that you have lots of time to write and edit and review. So, whilst I was hacking up a lung this last week, I prepared for a promotion on book one. Prince of Light is available in e-book format for just $.99 for the next two days! Price goes up from there to $1.99, so grab it while it’s still cheap.
I’m so excited to share Evanthe’s story, and I’m really pounding away at book two. Believe me, the extra time for rewrites will make it a much better story in the long run. (Oh, Plot Holes, how I despise thee…)
Just to get you a little more excited, I’ve got another character profile. Even though it’s been, like, forever since I posted one. You were just chomping at the bit, right?
Character Profile #3:Name: Delanor
Age: Unknown, but has served Prince Celestyn for nearly three centuries.
Physical Appearance: 5’ 11”, 170 lbs. Shoulder-length, straight black hair, golden eyes, gray-blue skin.
Family: Unknown at this point.
History: Was rescued in by Prince Celestyn when he was very young. He was discovered alone in a village, where he was horribly abused because they feared his powers. He has kept to himself for many centuries, until the arrival of Evanthe made him discover a first real friend.
Any nicknames? The members of the Revenant often refer to him as “Snake-mage” because of his unique features and abilities.
What kind of personality does this character have? He’s an introvert, but very loyal. He is devoted to Prince Celestyn, especially since the death of Prince Vladmyr. Not even his feelings for Evanthe can make him sway from his vow to serve.
Likes: Enjoys training for battle and reading/studying.
Dislikes: Confined spaces.
Greatest fear? That Prince Celestyn might be killed in the same brutal fashion as his brother. A servant with no master has no real home.
Favorite Color(s): Doesn’t have a particular favorite, though his robes are usually dark shades of green, blue and red.
Strengths: Is actually a brilliant tactician when it comes to battle strategy. Is capable of controlling all of the elements and is a master of hand-to-hand combat. Also deadly fighting with a staff.
Weaknesses: He doesn’t allow himself to open up to others. While that has saved him some heartache, it has given him a lifetime of loneliness as well. Evanthe is the first person that he’s ever trusted, apart from Prince Celestyn.
What actor could you picture playing this character? It may come as another surprise to people but I always pictured Delanor with Asian features. I could always imagine Tak Sakaguchi (a Japanese martial artist and actor) playing the part of Delanor, especially after I saw him in the movie Shinobi. With that costume and hair, he could be Delanor easily.