Here is a teaser post introducing the main characters in my WIP book. The descriptions are pathetically short but I had to keep it spoiler free. Let me know what you think via comments.
Liberius – The main character, an accomplished general in the imperial army. Later on he becomes a rebel leader and deals justice in his own twisted way… And attracts the attention of the deities. He is a very complex antihero, and he cost me my main beta reader (the guy got too attached to him and was no longer able to give me objective feedback… damnit!)
Thalios – The emperor, whose reputation goes before him. He is a hero, famous for being a man of virtue, but his serious flaws cost him one too many times.
Rathar – Scheming and plotting for his own gain, to seize the throne and install a puppet emperor. He doesn’t hesitate to endanger the interests of the empire for is own goals.
Taron – The closest friend and accomplice of Liberius, supporting the emperor against Rathar’s faction.
Leira – Once the queen of the ice elemental race of Thua, she went on exile to the realm of the mortal men after losing her family in a tragic accident. She made fighting and killing the purpose of her new life and became the general of the reputed and feared mercenary army of women. She is an antihero with no real purpose, letting fate take her to the new adventures.
The mysterious spymaster – He has an extensive spy network installed in every corner of the empire, from the palace chambers to the lowliest inns. His spies cannot be found, no matter how hard they search. His motives are known to no one, though he seems to work for the good of the empire. Very few people ever got to meet him, without seeing his face, of course.
Rurahn – The god of chaos. He turns up to unleash chaos, as unexpected gifts or total mayhem. He is not good or bad, for chaos is just chaos and has no purpose. He does strange deeds, affecting the fates of many different people. He is quite unpredictable.
Rao – Half human and half ice elemental, he was the heir of a kingdom. He left everything to seek the arcane wisdom of the nature, and became a hermit-shaman in the wilderness. He comes out to prevent the world from falling into the ultimate chaos and destruction.
Mahar – One of the first people of the world, the immortal hermaphrodite race of Drugeri, who don’t deal with the mortals other than trading. He is a brilliant artist, engineer, scholar and many other things. He joins the cause of Liberius, since more than the empire is at stake.
P.S. The book is 1/3 done so there may be new characters. This is the “as of now” list.