Have a seat on my casting couch – it’s time to meet a few more characters who will appear in my novel. We will start with the lead antagonist, portrayed here by none other than the esteemed Liam Neesen.
Regulus Tauricen is one of the Wielders, a group of people born with a special power known as the Khandashii. This power dooms them to immortality unless their life is taken by blade or poison. He was cast out from the brotherhood for a series of innocent misdeeds and was stripped of his amulet and with it use of the power. In a desperate attempt to redeem himself he seeks out the entity known as Wroth, pictured here by the lovely and mysterious Tarja Turunen Harkonen.
Wroth is best described as a demoness. Her incorporeal form was captured and imprisoned in an artifact centuries before. She hungers for domination over the world of men and revenge against those who captured her. Intelligent and cunning, she is not one to underestimate. Regulus’s mind becomes ensnared when he attempts to communicate with her and becomes her pawn.
There is an inherent danger to using famous people as models for fictional characters. From experience one must have the character already completely created before even considering seeking out an image. The writer must understand that character and all their passions and vices. If this understanding is not in place then the writer risks superimposing the traits of the celebrity on their character and losing the edge that makes them unique.
To see some of the other members of the cast, click here.