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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: Bror
*IMDb Dream-Portrayal By: Ron Perlman (Bror’s human form)
Nature/Occupation: Transformed English Mastiff, butler of Ariadne, and eventual companion and familiar of Rowan Blaize.
Age: Unknown, but Bror himself speaks of an “ancient” origin.
Background: Bror was a puppy when Rowan’s Aunt Ariadne selected him from an enchanted litter and transformed him into her full-time humanoid butler. Though well-treated by the mighty witch, his job as servant left him bitter, lonely, sarcastic and longing for his life as a dog.
Significant Traits: Always slobbering, always sleepy, always loyal. He wears a patch over one eye, but how he suffered his initial injury remains untold … yet.
Unique Powers/Abilities: Superhuman (and, for that matter, super-canine) strength.
Classic Quote: “If I, perchance, were happy, as I was in ancient days, you would not have to suffer my uncouth, resentful ways.”
Featured In: Book One, Book Two, Book Four
*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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