Wednesday, August 15, 2007
In case you're wondering, Rhia is still the main character as she was in Eyes of Crow, but I thought it'd be fun to introduce the new character ahead of time. Some of you might remember Filip from a brief scene near the end of Eyes.
Filip's scenes in Voice were some of my favorite, and in most cases were the ones that needed the least revision. I "clicked" with him right away, probably because he's more like us than the other characters. He gives us an outsider's perspective on Rhia and Marek's world of the Spirits. To him, all this animal magic is pretty darn freaky.
We also get to see more of his people (the Ilions, or "Descendants" as our friends call them) in Voice of Crow. The nation of Ilios is one part Ancient Rome, one part Ancient Sparta, and three parts I-Made-It-Up-istan.
A-Z Update: "Sick of Myself" by Matthew Sweet