Kristin Chenoweth gets my vote to play a sassy fey queen.#NOannehathaway
~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: Bryn Tramayne
*IMDb Dream-Portrayal By: Kristin Chenoweth
Nature/Occupation: Faery Empress of the Kelnian Woodlands near Caltressia
Age: Thousands of Years (“Older than the hills” is not far off-the-mark for this immortal Lady)
Background: Bryn Tramayne is the Sovereign, Empress and all-around Queen of a woodland empire of fey creatures somewhere in the Northern kingdom of Kelnia, though she is hardly associated with the mortal comings, goings and concerns of that particular nation. Within her magical domain, deep in an enchanted forest, Tramayne rules with a tiny but powerful fist, responsible for the protection, management and prosperity of her subjects, which include faeries, gnomes, pixies, dryads, nymphs and even the various forms of non-magical wildlife that dwell within her sacred realm.
Significant Traits: To the mortal eye, beautiful Bryn Tramayne is only six inches tall, clad in a gown of iridescent splendor and carried through the air on a set of wings more dazzling than those that belong to any creature under the heavens. She is wise, just, and compassionate, but, as a creature more ancient than the forest itself, she is also mighty and terrifying in her own fashion. Petulant, witty and/or condescending remarks are hardly beyond the scope of Tramayne’s enigmatic personality. She is an Empress, after all.
Unique Powers/Abilities: As a faery chieftain, Bryn Tramayne is far more skilled in magic than the myriad of clever subjects who have recourse to her in times of crisis or conundrum. Tramayne’s command of primordial spells and the complex rituals associated with faery magic remains unrivalled by all but the most cunning and masterful sorcerers who inhabit the various kingdoms of the world. She has battled and defeated many intimidating foes in her day, but even a Queen can be deceived … if she allows a passionate concern for her people to cloud the royal sensibilities.
Classic Quote: “I’m not interested in any of your so-called ‘accomplishments,’ you desiccated hag. And for the record, I’m not remotely concerned with issues of your personal fulfillment.”
Featured In: Book Three (Rowan Blaize and the Starbane Exile)
*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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