~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: Miranda
*IMDb Dream-Portrayal By: Alexandra Breckenridge (as 34 year-old Miranda)
Nature/Occupation: Human changeling-child and foundling “friend” of Rowan Blaize.
Age: 30-something by the time of the events described in Book Two.
Background: Miranda was stolen from her crib as an infant by one of the faery king, Narzell’s, shadwock scouts. Replaced with a piglet, her parents reputedly died of broken hearts while Miranda was raised in the service of Narzell and his motley court as a scribe and petty thief, prevented from escape by a cruel spell. Miranda met Rowan Blaize not long after his perilous fall to earth and set the warlock free from the fey’s banshee-hair trap. Rowan later returned the favor and Miranda has been his loyal ward and assistant ever since.
Significant Traits: Miranda is a beautiful mortal girl and, indeed, grown woman. She is a person of decency and respect, who prefers to age naturally, despite Rowan’s offer to keep her young for as long she might wish.
Unique Powers/Abilities: Miranda is a gifted artist, internet researcher, computer programmer, and party-planner.
Classic Quote: “His crabby little army treats me like some stupid punk. But I can lose them when I wish, for half the time they’re drunk.”
Featured In: Book One, Book Two and Book Four. (Rowan Blaize Enchanted Heritage Chronicles)
*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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