Solaris Books author Gail Z. Martin is hosting her annual Days of the Dead blog tour, and she’s kicking it off with plenty of giveaways, special interviews, downloadable treats and hot news. We’ve got the one of five different interviews Gail has done with her vayash moru (vampires), a group that play a significant role in all of her Chronicles of the Necromancer and Fallen Kings Cycle books.
Interview with Gabriel
By Gail Z. Martin, author of The Chronicles of the Necromancer and the Fallen Kings Cycle series
In honor of my Days of the Dead blog tour, I'd like to introduce you to one of my vayash moru (vampire) characters from the Chronicles of the Necromancer and Fallen Kings series. Vayash moru play an important part in my books, aiding - and sometimes opposing - Tris Drayke and Jonmarc Vahanian.
Here, I'd like to introduce you to Lord Gabriel, a four-hundred year old vayash moru who is a member of the Blood Council and an unlikely friend of Jonmarc Vahanian.
Q: What has immortality taught you?
A: The circumstances set into motion by our actions reach much farther than we can possibly imagine.
Q: You are ancient, a lord in your own right and a member of the Blood Council. Why serve as seneschal for Jonmarc Vahanian?
A: The Dark Lady came to me in a dream and asked me to do all in my power to enable her chosen champion. I am pledged to serve until Jonmarc no longer needs my help.
Q: The Winter Kingdoms have gone to war against the Temnottan invaders from the north. Yet you have stayed behind at Dark Haven instead of accompanying Jonmarc. Why?
A: I best serve him by assuring the safety of his family and manor. I have faced Temnotta before in battle. By holding Dark Haven and the river,we keep the enemy contained. This the vayash moru and vyrkin can do quite well, despite our limited numbers.
Q: What is your biggest disappointment about immortality?
A: Mortals do not learn from the mistakes of their ancestors. Crises repeat needlessly. In this, immortality is frustrating because the poor choices of mortals are obvious and repetitive.
Please check out my Days of the Dead online blog tour—there are lots of other free downloads, drawings for free books, excerpts, interviews and fun—details are at www.ChroniclesOfTheNecromancer.com
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