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~The World of Rowan Blaize: Character Profiles~ by Jonathan Kieran
The realm of ancient sorcerer Rowan Blaize is one in which otherwise hidden worlds collide with (or dwell alongside) our own mortal sphere. Rowan’s existence is played-out across landscapes and dreamscapes that encompass “worlds within worlds,” providing the observant traveler ample opportunity to encounter creatures of dazzling magical qualities. Some of these beings are friendly, others are belligerent, and still others have a hard time deciding among the various options. From one universe to the next, certain things never change. Enjoy meeting the main characters of Rowan’s adventurous story in the profiles below and remember: wherever the world and whomever the wayfarer … only enchantment is immortal.
Character Name: Starbane Cadrach
*IMDb Dream-Portrayal By: Evan Peters
Nature/Occupation: Mortal Prince, half-brother of Oblixta the Sorceress-Queen and rightful heir to the Throne of Kelnia.
Background: The only son born to King Adraeus and Queen Mirysta of Kelnia, Prince Starbane is rightful heir to his father’s throne, but the invasion and triumph of his traitorous witch-sister, Oblixta, finds him fleeing into a desolate winter woodland to find the sorcerer Rowan Blaize and somehow avenge the ruin of his parents as well as the loss of his own kingdom.
Significant Traits: Petulant, inexperienced and reeling from the tortures of his sister, Starbane has little skill for navigating the adventures before him as he seeks Rowan Blaize, but with each successive accomplishment his maturity —and his courage— grows more powerful.
Unique Powers/Abilities: Starbane is not a magical person, but as a prince of blood royal, he seems to possess the innate ability to draw other significant individuals to his cause. He is sometimes sarcastic, but the goodness of his heart and the strength of his nobility can never be questioned.
Classic Quote: “I don’t know if you remember me telling you, but there’s a bull ogre running around these parts. Please don’t be too surprised if I’m not keen on heading back into the trees.”
Featured In: Book Three (Rowan Blaize and the Starbane Exile) and Book Four (As-Yet-Untitled)
*If I am ever fortunate enough to see Rowan’s adventures adapted for film or for the stage, this is the actor (or creature) I can most readily visualize playing the character in a given profile.
Escape the Imminent Collapse of Civilization, Friends, if only for a few hours. A sweeping modern fairy-tale is born with the Rowan Blaize series of books …
Book One = The magical cornerstone – a lavishly illustrated epic narrative poem … a genuine “spell” for the young and young-at-heart to treasure for a lifetime, telling the story of sorcerer Rowan Blaize’s battle to regain his magic powers. (Think Beowulf-meets-Dr.Seuss or an epic story-in-verse of a scope similar to Tolkien’s soon-to-be-released The Fall of Arthur, only contemporary.)
Book Two = The rip-roaring novel that continues the adventures of Rowan Blaize and introduces the three hilarious witches of the Ancient City, along with its dysfunctional werewolves, wraiths, ghosts, vampires, dryads, banshees and a beauty pageant brat that might just destroy the world.
Book Three = The next novel that finds Rowan trapped by a spell in another world, caught between a faery-squashing sorceress who’ll stop at nothing to conquer the kingdom … and a feisty teenage prince who’s determined to get it back.