Monday, June 10, 2013

Character Interview: Sevry

Meet Sevry, from Chosen of Azara (sorry, this one's kind of depressing) (and no, that's not him on the cover either) (remember, these are of the character as they are at the beginning of the book, or, in this case, their story arc) (enough asides; on with the interview):

1. What is your full name? Is there anything significant about your name?
My name is Sevros, but when I was little my parents nicknamed me Sevry, and it stuck. That's what I've been called ever since.

2. How old are you?
I am 23 years old.

3. Tell us about your family. What do you like and not like about them?
My grandmother was Queen Ilvana, queen of Savaru. My aunt Juzeva was married off to the Crown Prince of the Madrinan Empire. I also had a grandfather, mother and father, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles and cousins; we were a large and loving family, and I was fortunate to have that for a few short years. They're all dead now. I'm the only one left. I definitely do not like that.

4. Who was your first kiss, and what did you think of it?
I've been too busy trying to stay alive and fighting a war for the last twenty years to kiss anyone.

5. What is your occupation?
Nominally, I'm the king of Savaru, but my country is completely overrun by the enemy and all my people are dead except for me. So my list of responsibilities is pretty short - mainly, kill as many Madrinans as I can before they kill me.

6. What are your best and worst qualities?
I had a talent for music when I was a boy. I don't know what's happened to that - I haven't felt much like making music in a long time.

My worst quality is that I was too weak to save what was left of my people.

7. What quality do you value most in a romantic partner?
Alive would be good. But it seems I'm out of luck there.

If things were different... I'd like a woman who loved music, who could sing to me and with me.

8. What is your favorite thing to do?
Like I said, I used to love to sing and make up songs and stories. Now, life is just a matter of trying to stay alive even though death would be preferable to what passes for life now.

9. What is your greatest fear?
My country has been conquered by the Madrinan Empire, all my people are dead except for me - the last few insisted on dying to protect me, their king, which was pointless because I'm also going to be dead within the hour. So there isn't really anything left to be afraid of except that I'll die without taking a handful of Madrinans into death with me.

10. What is your most treasured possession?
The song that used to be my mother's favorite. I still remember it. If I knew that that one song would survive my death and the destruction of my people, then I would die a little more content.

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