A Sneak Peak at My Side Characters

A Sneak Peak at My Side Characters

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In April, I introduced you to the main characters of my fantasy novel, EmergenceSince that post received a really positive response, I’ve decided to introduce you to three more characters. (Eep!)

I’m using the same six-prompt format from the last post, so check it out if you want to understand how this works!

Curly redheaded boy
I imagine Lukis as a little younger and less chiseled than this, but the hair is perfect. 😉 (Discovered via Pinterest.)

1. Lukis

Contradiction: Courageous in action, timid in speech.

Meyers-Briggs: ESFJ.

Favorite color(s): Purple.

How would he slay a dragon? He would be really cautious, and admittedly terrified. He’d create a distraction, then sneak beneath the dragon and tear open its throat while it was looking elsewhere. Afterwards, he’d grin in victory and pretend he wasn’t sweating the whole time.

His darkest secret: It isn’t much of a secret that he likes Kindy, but what he doesn’t show is just how deeply he cares for her. He might say he loves her. But she is indifferent towards him, and they are from two vastly different social classes. He has no illusions about a future with her; he just wants her to be happy. And he can tell that she is not happy. He sees the darkness in her eyes, and he feels powerless to help. It hurts him.

Where does he see himself in 10 years? Still working in the fields. If all goes well, he’ll have his own plot of land, even a wife and a couple kids. It’s hard for him to imagine who he’ll marry, though. He hopes his irrational feelings for Kindy will fade soon.

2. Castan

Contradiction: Emotionless exterior, heart of gold.

Meyers-Briggs: ISFJ.

Favorite color(s): Forest green.

How would he slay a dragon? He would develop a plan of strategic maneuvers and execute it perfectly… unless his plan fails, in which case he would have trouble improvising.

His darkest secret: Beneath the tough, unbreakable mask, he houses deep pain and violent anger. He often feels one step short of snapping, which terrifies him, because he doesn’t want to hurt anyone like his father does. He feels a tenderness and compassion for others that he finds hard to express, so he settles with defending them, even with his life.

Where does he see himself in 10 years? Moving up the ranks in the military. He hopes to be an officer by then, on his way to commander. He doesn’t plan to marry. He doesn’t think he is worthy of romantic affection. Plus, he struggles to connect with people, especially girls.

Blond girl in white dress
Discovered via Pinterest

3. Carinna

Contradiction: Delicate as a daisy, yet strong as steel.

Meyers-Briggs: ENFP/INFP (ambivert)

Favorite color(s): Light blue, white, silver.

How would she slay a dragon? She wouldn’t fight the dragon, but would somehow befriend it instead.

Her darkest secret: She feels terribly guilty that Jensen likes her, because the feeling isn’t mutual. She’s too afraid to tell him outright, though, because she loves him as a friend, and she aches at the thought of hurting him.

Where does she see herself in 10 years? She has recently developed a huge crush on Castan. Obviously, she hopes that will lead somewhere. She hasn’t thought about the future much more than that, though.

As you can see… there is a lot of relational angst in this story! Because what’s a good YA story without relational angst? 😉

For discussion…

Which of these six characters are you most excited to read about? Tell me in the comments below!

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10 Responses

  1. Sara L.
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    If you really want to know, Brianna… I’d love to know more about ALL of your characters. 😉 But from this trio, I’d say Castan. Those quick mentions of his painful past got me thinking, “What happened to him? Why is he so angry, and why does he feel compelled to bottle it up?” And I like it when my first impression of a character piques my curiosity enough that I want to know them better.

    I have to admit, though. I love Carinna’s idea of dragon-befriending. As much fun as it is to see characters slaying the beasts, it’s admirable to see a character taking the opposite approach and showing it mercy instead. That would take a lot of courage on her part!

    Still planning to follow up on this tag at some point, btw. I should have time for it this summer, but we’ll see…

    • Brianna da Silva
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      Aw… *hides* THANK YOU. 😀 That makes me so very happy that you have those reactions to these characters. That’s definitely the feeling I wanted people to have with Castan. *hugs him* And Carinna… yes, she has a unique kind of strength. I admire her in my own way. ^_^

      I look forward to reading your post, if/when you ever have time to do it! Haha! ;D

  2. Shannon Noel Brady
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    You can tell how much you love your characters by how you write about them. 🙂

    • Brianna da Silva
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      ^_^ ^_^ They are my little children! … or siblings. Or friends. I can’t decide. ;D I’m sure you can relate, hehe!

  3. Aimee Meester
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    Ahhh I can’t wait to read about them one day o.o They sound so interesting!

  4. Shannon Noel Brady
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    I nominated you for a fun Q&A bloggy thingy! Questions for you at the bottom of this post: https://snbradywriter.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/the-sunshine-blog/

  5. Emily Joy
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    These characters sound so interesting! And their story does, especially.

    I went to the little ‘beta-reading’ tab and saw that I would have to join the waiting list if I want to beta for you. I’m not sure how to do that, so I’m just commenting to say that I’d love to beta for your next round, whenever that might be. 🙂

    • Brianna da Silva
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      Hey, Emily! Thank you. ^_^ And thank you so much for joining the waiting list! Hmm, I guess I need to make it clearer how to sign up, huh? xD But this works! I’ll add you to the list and let you know as soon as there’s an opening! 😀

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