Hello! My name is Katelina, and welcome to Weekend Character Interviews. Using state of the art-mumbo-jumbo author magic, Jo has temporarily bent the laws of fictional space and time to allow various literary universes to converge long enough for me to ask different characters a few questions. Since I spend a lot of time in the Amaranthine series quizzing vampires on what they’re doing, where they’re going and why, Jo thought I would be the perfect interviewer.
Today we have Starblazer who is from a variety of places – you know what? I’ll let her tell you!
S: I’m a second generation female Fajrulo, which means I’m the second to bear this name. I’m a member of one of the Magical Races of Silvery Earth and I can shift shape as I please, which means I spend most of my very long life in Human form, usually as a witch, shaman, fortune teller or seeress. I’m the thread that links the Books of the Immortals and also some related short stories. At the moment you can find me as a secondary character in Air, its short sequel The Dancer and my namesake short story Starblazer, prequel to Fire where I’ll play a bigger part as Fire is my Immortal, so my people will be more prominent in that novel (it will be out in June)
K: You said you have a long life span? How long is it?
S: Around 900 years
K: Oh, wow! Don’t things get boring?
S: No, my own evolution is really very slow, almost imperceptible! But, my lifespan is so long, I can’t remember single events, and I sometimes confuse them with my visions.
K: Oh, well I guess that would help. I wonder if that happens to Jorick, too? *ponders* Sorry, back on topic, I bet you have time to accumulate a lot of enemies!
S: Well, there is a stupid Human tainted by a Pond of Dark Magic who kept me stuck in a single Human form for sixteen years when I was still young and rash… I wiped out a kingdom when I was freed! (that’s Air story in case you’re wondering…)
K: Since you’re basically superhuman, does that mean you have superhuman powers, too?
S: Yes, I’m very powerful, challenging me might be not good for you, especially if you’re only Human…
K: Does that make it hard to have a romantic relationship? I mean, since you’re so powerful? I know vampires seem to have bizarre issues….
S: Unfortunately Fajrulo are not equipped with a heart. We do grow fond of some people, but we’re cold even among ourselves or with our offsprings… We have mating flights or one-night stands with other races, but we don’t form lifelong couples – ask that to my half-blood son Kyler Darklight, whom you shall meet in Fire and Ether…
K: Yeah. I think that’s a symptom of the long lifespans. I guess it would get boring being with one person for 900 years-
Jorick: *pokes head in* Would it?
K: Erm, I mean, depending on the person, of course. Heh-heh.
S: Who’s that? He’s cute!
J: *looks smug*
K: *blushes* That’s Jorick. He’s my live in boyfriend, I guess you’d call him. Though boyfriend seems sort of weird… He’s a vampire.
S: Oh, really? How old is he?
K: He doesn’t like to talk about it, for some reason. But, I have managed to get out of him that he was born in the 1500′s in The Netherlands and-
Jo: (finally makes an appearance) Would you be quiet? You’re giving things away! Yeesh!
K: Oh my God! It’s my author! She took five seconds to grace us with her presence! We should mark this day on a calendar! You know, I wouldn’t be giving anything away if you’d get that next book finished! We’re all tired of waiting! And… there she goes. She’s gone, again! Starblazer, I hope your author is better than mine!
S: Yes, well, I bet mine had fun in exploring the alternative to one of my visions in Fire! I’m glad she also told the real story in Ether…
K: Yeah, she sounds better. After all, you don;t see her appearing and being all crabby. Hrmph! Luckily I have some great readers. I bet you do , too. If you could say one thing to your readers, what would it be?
S: Remember I’m not Human… and my true form might scare you out of your socks, so bear with me!
K: And it looks like we’re almost out of time! So one last question! What is it that you want the most?
S: Freedom to roam the world – take it from me and you’re as good as dead!
K: Yikes! She’s one serious lady! Thanks to Starblazer for coming in today. You can find her in.. well, here’s the list!
Links to the whole stuff…
Books of the Immortals – Air: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/50628
The Dancer: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/60236
Books of the Immortals - Fire: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/66393
Books of the Immortals - Air: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/78062
And a special thanks to Barbara G. Tarn for playing along!
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