Saturday, April 2, 2016

B is for…

Today is the second day of the A to Z Challenge! The fact that I'm even writing this post is crazy, because I didn't think I'd make it past day one. Anyway, in case you didn't stop by yesterday or for my Challenge Theme Reveal, my theme is: The A to Z of From the Ashes (my trilogy.)

B is for…

Barys Tazrin

I don't know when I was born. Genetic testing has revealed I was approximately 28 when I married my wife, Zera. She was not a beautiful woman, but I didn't marry her for her looks or even out of love. Truth be told, I married her because her family had money and status. I wanted to give my future children a better life than I had as a child.

Zera gave birth to my son, Raval in the year 376 After the Stellar Wars. He was the light of my life, and I gave him everything. We moved into the Crystal City as a family. I worked for the Imperial Alliance government, I got my son into a good school. I don't know what it was that made him join the Army when he was 18.

I didn't live to see the great and terrible things he would do, I didn't live to see his courage and his influence on the Alliance.


This is the slightly uneventful story of Barys Tazrin. He's actually not written into the story, but his son, Raval, becomes very important.

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Kathryn McKendry said...

So cool that you have stories for your character's parents even when they're not in your story!

JEN Garrett said...

What a great character sketch! Knowing characters parents is a great way to world-build in a novel.

Susan Kane said...

The main character should include his parents' stories to a degree. It also allows you to bring them into the story line when needed.

betty said...

Glad you decided to write B for the challenge; can be a bit hectic, but sounds like you are doing great with what you are doing for it :)


Pat Garcia said...

Interesting. I agree with Susan. if the main character's parent play a heavy role in who he is or what he does, then some part of them need to be included somewhere in your story.
All the best.
Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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