The Shadow Prince releases in paperback April 14th, and The Eternity Key releases in hardcover April 28th. Today I have character profiles to share to help celebrate!
Name: Haden Lord (a.k.a. Lord Haden, Prince of the Underrealm)
Hair color: Dark brown hair in daylight. Appears midnight black in the dark.
Eyes: Jade green with amber fire rings around his pupils. Sometimes, especially when vexed or otherwise emotional, it looks like he has actual flames dancing in his eyes.
Height: About 6’4″
Build: Big and muscular like a Spartan warrior.
Favorite food: Braised hydra in plum sauce and steamed griffin’s milk…or pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
Favorite drink: Pomegranate nectar–definitely not soda like Daphne, it burns!
Special skills: Tracking, hunting, sword fighting, hand-to-hand combat, languages, stealth—to the point of being almost invisible in the dark, playing the guitar and singing (he just doesn’t know it yet!)
Weaknesses: Impulsive, sometimes selfish, occasionally compassionate of the less fortunate, sentimental about his deceased mother, too human.
Life Goal: To have his honor restored and to reclaim his standing as heir to the throne of the Underrealm (or so he thinks).
Character inspirations: Prince Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sam Winchester from Supernatural, Castiel from Supernatural, Thor and a little bit of Loki.
Name: Daphne Raines (a.k.a. The Cypher)
Hair color: Golden blonde
Eye color: Blue
Height: Just little over 6 feet
Build: Tall and curvy—often described as looking like an amazon.
Favorite food: BBQ bacon cheeseburger with avocado and a single onion ring.
Favorite drink: Rootbeer!
Special skills: Singing, guitar, floral design, animal charming, can hear special tones and music put off by all living/organic things. Uses these tones and sounds to read people and situations. (May be able to do even more with this ability—like control the elements)
Weaknesses: Abandonment issues from being raised without her father, has difficulty letting people in, overly focused on her goals, can’t drive.
Life goal: Become a world famous musician on her own merit—not because her father is a the Joe Vince “the God of Rock.”
Character inspirations: Taylor Swift meets Dean Winchester from Supernatural + Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Name: Tobin Oshiro-Winters (a.k.a. Toby—but only his mother calls him that, and he hates it).
Hair color: Black
Build: Slim but toned and muscular from years of dance training.
Favorite food: The Oshiro family’s infamous spider roll…or Swedish Fish.
Favorite drink: Mountain Dew Code Red
Special Skills: Singing, dance, sailing, amateur conspiracy theorist, occasional hacker and code breaker.
Weaknesses: Under the thumb of a controlling mother, overly obsessed with exposing conspiracies surrounding strange disappearances of teenaged girls from his town, jumps to quick conclusions.
Life goal: Become the next Bruno Mars–and find his missing sister, Abbie.
Character inspirations: Xander Harris from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Christian Reed from Dance Academy, and Sammy Lieberman from Dance Academy.