Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Voyage of the Minotaur: Maalik Murty

Maalik Murty is a character in The Voyage of the Minotaur

Spoiler Alert

Although mentioned briefly in book 0, Maalik Murty really only appears in The Voyage of the Minotaur.  He is a child molester, but with a name like Maalik, you knew he was bad, right?  Murty is one of the few characters that I’ve written that I had a real idea of what he looked like.  Right from the beginning, I pictured the Jeffrey Combs (a truly wonderful character actor) character from The Frighteners (a great pre-Lord of the Rings Peter Jackson movie).  Of course Murty comes to a sticky end, because he comes across both Senta and Terrence, either of whom could and would kill him—and of course one of them does.

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