Gael Garcia Bernal’s people need to call my people. Dude, there’s an Oscar on the line. #keepdreaming
~The World of Rowan Blaize: Character Profiles~
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: Enoch Blaize
*IMDb Dream-Portrayal By: Gael Garcia Bernal
Nature/Occupation: Sorcerer and demigod. Father of Rowan Blaize.
Age: Unknown, but one can assume he is at least twice as old as Rowan, making him well over 5,000 years old.
Background: Little is known of Rowan’s father, Enoch, save for the fact that he vanished centuries ago “while seeking to cross the Gates of Punojem by the Waterfalls of Bibb” (according to Rowan’s mother). Rowan’s maternal aunt, Ariadne, suggests that Enoch crossed over into the world of Abarat — a personal homage to the great Clive Barker’s series of otherworldly books. Regardless of his destiny, Enoch Blaize appears to have shared Rowan’s own fondness for risky inter-dimensional investigation.
Significant Traits: It seems that Enoch may be a tad disdainful of magicians less formidable than himself (Snob Alert). He loves patronizing naiads and enjoys a languid vacation in Sardinian sunshine.
Unique Powers/Abilities: Inter-dimensional travel and alchemy.
Classic Quote: “That’s as may be, Dear, but they aren’t the purest stock to begin with, are they? More than a touch of dryad in old Haziran’s woodpile.”
Featured In: Book Two (Rowan Blaize and the Hand of Djin Rummy) 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. Click on the book covers to the right or have a look below …
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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 just might 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.
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