Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Characters: Alexander Ashton
I thought I would spend some time talking about my characters over the coming weeks. My first character was Alexander Ashton. It's been so long ago, I don't remember where his first name actually came from, but I think it was probably from Alexander the Great. His last name was from a young lady I used to work with, who was one of my first beta readers.
Alexander is a hero in the vein of John Carter and other Edgar Rice Burroughs heroes. He is strong and rediculously formidable in battle, and also very intelligent, but make the occassional rediculous mistake or assumption that leads to him into danger. He is very fun to write, and Princess of Amathar is from his first person viewpoint. Although he frequently expresses doubt about himself, one gets the impression that he seldom really doubts.
When I eventually get the sequel done (the working title is Knights of Amathar) Alexander Ashton will once again tell the story.