Well, I certainly wouldn’t choose Will Ferrell for the part. Too solemn. #daydreams
~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: Rowan Blaize
*IMDb Dream-Portrayal By: Ben Whishaw
Nature/Occupation: Sorcerer and demigod
Age: 2,800 yrs.
Background: Born somewhere in the British Isles “when Rome was being founded,” Rowan hails from a long line of wonderworkers descended from the first spiritual Powers that occupied the world at its creation. As such, he and his kind are not mortal beings, though they age differently according to their respective bloodlines and skill levels. Rowan belongs to a particularly gifted family of sorcerers who, in general, are indifferent to the humans that live alongside them. Perhaps for this reason, Rowan is fond of slipping in-between the veils that separate the many worlds and magical dimensions that exist — worlds from whence much of his power is sometimes drawn.
Significant Traits: Rowan appears to be a young mortal human of perhaps nineteen or twenty years, at most. His bearing is noble and dignified, according to his distinguished magical pedigree. He possesses an insatiable spirit of wanderlust and occasionally tends toward the whimsical e.g. he might join a band of itinerant musicians, incognito, just for kicks. Though Rowan is pragmatic by nature and extremely powerful, he is also a just and merciful being, as evidenced by his treatment of the foundling, Miranda, and other hapless souls and spirits he encounters on his adventures. He also loves to throw a good party.
Unique Powers/Abilities: Rowan is thought to be the prodigy of his illustrious family. His greatest gifts include the ability to fly “unaided by any magical talisman,” the power of shape-shifting, and a knack for slipping between hidden worlds and dimensions with greater facility (and less risk of catastrophe) than many of his peers.
Classic Quote: “So now you’re here to pity me, or rub my hardship in? The love of gods for sorcerers has ever been most thin.”
Featured In: Books One-Four of The Enchanted Heritage Chronicles (Rowan Blaize, Rowan Blaize and the Hand of Djin Rummy, Rowan Blaize and the Starbane Exile, 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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