Category: Characters

Character Profile: Maryna

Maryna Bernotas, Princess of Terragand, is the somewhat unlikely fictional counterpart to the grumpy Karl Ludwig. As the oldest child of Kendryk and Gwynneth, she fills the role of the heir to the disputed kingdom. She’s just a little girl

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Character Profile: Elektra

Unsurprisingly, Teodora is not a very hands-on mother. For the most part, that’s a good thing; her charming personality hasn’t really rubbed off on her children. Still, having Teodora as your mommy dearest is bound to leave its mark, and

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Character Profile:Trystan

Trystan Martinek, the young Duke of Podoska, makes a brief appearance in Valley of the Shadow, but he begins to hit his stride in Hammer of the Gods. The youngest of the eleven children of Princess Edyta of Podoska, Trystan

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Character Profile: Brynhild

I’m always a little intimidated when fictionalizing larger-than-life historical figures like Cardinal Richelieu, Gustav Adolf, or Wallenstein. Often, they’ve already been fictionalized quite a bit, so people have pretty specific ideas about them going in. The only fictional portrayal I’ve

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Character Profile: Anton

Even though he’s not based on any historical figure, Anton is one of my mainstay characters. He figures in the first half of Rise of the Storm, disappears for a while, shows up again in the epilogue, then gets a

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Character Profile: Lennart

Quite possibly the most significant character introduced in Valley of the Shadow (he and Natalya can duke it out for the grand prize, and they will!), Lennart Ostberg, King of Estenor, is also one of the most fun to write.

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Character Profile: Natalya

The Cardinal– I mean Natalya Maxima- is one of the more significant secondary characters in Valley of the Shadow. I would not be surprised if she ends up with her own POV by book four or five. In my world,

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Character Profile: Gauvain

The scope of Valley of the Shadow is going to increase pretty dramatically, and as I’ve already mentioned, so will the cast of characters. Quite a few people who only received passing mentions in Rise of the Storm will now

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Character Profile: Arryk

  On the off-chance that Rise of the Storm’s large cast of characters had you a bit confused, I might as well serve notice that it’s not going to get better. At least not yet. Valley of the Shadow will

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