We all have a “Swamp THANG” in the woodpile, I suspect. #literarycharacters
~The World of Rowan Blaize: Character Profiles~ by JONATHAN KIERAN
IMDb Dream Portrayal By: Steve Buscemi
NATURE/OCCUPATION: Dithering, Blithering, Nostril-Hair Withering Swamp THANG
AGE: 275 Years
BACKGROUND: WarrowWize obviously didn’t emerge ex nihilo from a bit of dead driftwood or a particularly gelatinous porridge of pond-scum. He had a rasping, wheezing, water-breathing Mama and Papa like any other humanoid lizard-man with amphibious characteristics and gills draped like mud-flaps across his collarbones. WarrowWize was somebody’s bouncing baby boy, at one time. How long he has been inhabiting his favored stretch of swampland along Old Moultrie Road in St. Augustine, Florida, is anyone’s guess. The evidence seems to indicate that WarrowWize is a Swamp THANG who likes to wander about and see what’s happening in the wider world, every now and then, so we cannot rule-out the possibility that he may have wandered into his current haunt from some other mucky locale long, long ago.
PERSONALITY TRAITS: Sloppy, soppy, with skin-folds floppy, WarrowWize is a gentle soul behind his decidedly grotesque and terrifying visage. He enjoys moonlit walks through woodland and town, so long as the weather is suitably and stiflingly humid. It isn’t easy maintaining a respectably slimy complexion while out of the brackish water, after all. WarrowWize is also a gregarious fellow, who, unlike most males of any species, is unafraid to stop and ask politely for directions if he finds himself lost on the way to a kickin’ party.
UNIQUE POWERS/ABILITIES: Canoe-tipping, alligator-wrestling and (Other)world-class spelunking.
SHINING MOMENT: Knocking at a human stranger’s midnight door to seek directions just as The Creature from the Black Lagoon was playing on basic cable. Timing is everything in worlds both magical and mortal.
FEATURED IN: Rowan Blaize and the Hand of Djin Rummy
Jonathan Kieran’s (as-yet-untitled) new novel, an epic supernatural thriller, is now finished and slated for release in late Spring 2014. Look for news about the release here and at Amazon.com in the coming weeks and months.
Jonathan is also the author of the classically appointed Rowan Blaize series of modern fairy-tales and novels. Visit Jonathan Kieran’s Official Facebook Page and give it a “Like,” if you are so inclined. Meanwhile …
Escape the Imminent Collapse of Civilization, 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 …
Watch the Rowan Blaize Book Trailer HERE.
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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