One of my critique partners tagged me to do this ages ago, and as I am a slow, forgetful person, it has taken me ENTIRELY TOO LONG to do this thing. As in, I just saw it and bonked my head off the desk. But later is better than never, so here we are.
Dana implored me to talk about the villain from A MURDER OF ANGELS. She likes him for some reason; maybe you will, too.
1) What is the name of your character? Is he fictional or a historic person?
Tristan. Thankfully, he is 100% fictional, because his claim to fame was murdering hundreds of Watchers. By himself. I mean, the other Hunters kinda tagged along, because what else do you do when a possessed thirteen-year-old tears off on a genocidal warpath? You go “whoa there, little angerbucket” and follow along to see what kind of madness he gets up to.
While I have a number of drawings around here, I stumbled upon Final Fantasy fanart by the lovely Natascha last month on Tumblr, and it made me shriek because WOW IS IT CLOSE. THE ANGER FACE AND THE RED EYES AND EVERYTHING.
One day my capabilities will be that good. Maybe. Until then, please delight in that amazing fanart. And visit the artist’s page, because she does amazing work ❤
2) When and where is the story set?
Contemporary time period in a universe close to our own. Seasonally, it’s set in late October. Perfect slaughtering weather!
As for where, the two major locations are Mainspring, a tiny mountain town in the Blue Ridge Piedmont, and a steel mill in Bethlehem, PA. In this universe, Bethlehem’s economy never recovered, and it’s perfect for Tristan and his crew to set up shop. Huge complex with tons of empty buildings in a derelict city…the mill was MADE to be a battle ground.
3) What should we know about him/her?
Other than “stay away from this guy, he’s crazy”? Or that IAMX is his jam? He’s genuinely trying to save his sister. He knows how to help her master her particular problem, and once she’s cured, he’ll have his family back. He truly believes he can rescue her from an awful death and stop this stupid war.
4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
For Tristan, there are entirely too many Watchers standing between him and his sister. He’s got a lot of people to kill before he can get to her, so he uses every strategy at his disposal to manipulate her into coming to him. Tristan is quick enough to make use of the problems that come his way, but the angel who invaded his brain as a child is on another level. It’s a bit of a problem, two minds in one body…
5) What is the personal goal of the character?
To save his sister and redeem the nephilim by any means necessary. This story could easily be flipped to follow Tristan as the protagonist instead of the villain.
6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
It’s called A MURDER OF ANGELS and there’s a tab up top under “NOVELS” where you can read a bit more.
7) When can we expect the book to be published?
Depends on the market and whether supernatural creatures ever come back around. Time will tell.
I’m supposed to tag two people for this, so if you haven’t done this and would like to, consider yourself tagged!