~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: Circe
*IMDb Dream-Portrayal By: Sigourney Weaver
The great Sigourney Weaver has the chops and the cheekbones to play an icy goddess, indeed.
Nature/Occupation: Goddess (with attitude) and sometime zookeeper.
Age: Born not terribly long after … Oh, say … the Dawn of Time?
Background: The daughter of a solar deity and a water-spirit, Circe was one of the lesser (but still mighty) deities who opted for more earthly accommodations than those offered by Olympus through the ages. She came to occupy the legendary island of Aeaea and there spent centuries performing complex and often vindictive sorcery. Shipwrecked sailors were the primary targets of her various experiments and machinations, but other divinities feared her powers, too. Rowan Blaize’s mother and his aunt, Ariadne, were once handmaidens of the goddess on her lonely island. Despite Circe’s meddling in the personal lives of various swashbuckling demigods, she endured into the modern age with her powers, her beauty—and her vengeful nature—well intact.
Significant Traits: Like any divine embodied spirit, Circe has an arrogant attitude when it comes to beings of lesser mettle. Her unchecked arrogance, however, has often been her undoing in conflicts against her peers and wily mortal heroes. Beautiful and bitter, she remains a perilous foe and a fairweather friend, in the best of times.
Unique Powers/Abilities: There are few spells and magical achievements beyond Circe’s capability, but the power of transmogrification seems to be her forte.
Classic Quote: “Imagine, Rowan, if you will, the vision that I see—the world’s most mighty sorcerers … and all controlled by me.”
Featured In: Book One (Rowan Blaize) 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.
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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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