Relics Trilogy Character Study-Azin

My God, where do I start with this guy? So far, from all the positive feedback I’ve received, Azin is the most liked character in the story. Confrontational, argumentative, opinionated, drunkard, womanizer, selfish, greedy, atheist. Then again, what do you expect from an outcast Alkanien assassin? The funny thing is that he doesn’t quite fit the mold of a typical assassin. He has a family and he has a heart. Although he struggles not to show that he cares about things…he does.

His involvement in searching out the relics and the ancient scrolls happened because of his heart. With his disapproval of the dark path his government was taking, the murdering of Azin’s family due to his disobedience pushes him into his destiny. Running for his life, his learned skills allow him to survive until he is swept up into the drama by meeting Courtar and Boren. Needless to say, they found Azin drunk and in jail. Go figure.

But his struggle with life is what I like, besides his constant confrontations and bickering with Boren (a Dwergen). With all the hardships Azin has gone through, Courtar attempts to show him that he has purpose, and he does care about things. You catch glimpses of this fact in Book 1 and especially as it comes to fruition in Book 2.

His relationship with Boren is the most amusing and most fun to follow, I think. There is more than one time when these two antagonists bear arms against each other with death as the expected outcome. Yes, Dwergens and Alkani hate each other. In Nanthara, very few are tolerable of each other’s presence. But it serves as just another bit of spice to keep conflict present. With Boren pestering him on one end, Courtar (a cleric) preaching to him on the other, and being surrounded by several paladins, a monk, and an irritable female teen mage, it does nothing but add to the fun, and his agony.

Regardless of the circumstances, Azin is a very lethal foe and a worthy ally. The interesting thing about Azin is that it shows how God can select anyone, no matter your background, to serve a higher purpose and be a blessing. Next, we’ll talk about Boren. Take care.

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Why The Relics of Nanthara?

Good question. Bascially, I wanted to write something in the fantasy genre that can cater to the young adult and older with a great story line and a Christian message to boot. Yes, it’s a ministry, but I didn’t want to sugar coat the realities of life, especially in times of war. Those times can be very trying, disheartening, and bloody, so I made sure to include enough description to show how nasty combat and evil the “dark armies” can be without making it so graphic that one would be scared to share it with others.

I was tired of all the love stories and romance stuff out there, and I was hard pressed to find things that carried a Lord of the Rings theme. With the few things already out there, and their limited acceptance, I decided to venture forth and write something myself. The characters are fun, entertaining, and believable. The adventure itself is a cross between Indiana Jones’ adventures of seeking lost relics and LOTR fantasy setting.

The Relics is a trilogy, of which I’ve finished book 1: The Secrets Revealed. Book 2: Sacrifice of Heroes is ready for editing, and Book 3: Dawn of the Apocalypse, is in its planning stages. There is laughter, crazy antics, sadness, anger, bewilderment, and excitement within these stories that should keep one turning pages.

So far, feedback seems positive, even from those that normally don’t dwell in that genre. Not too bad for a novice author. God has blessed me with this talent, and it is up to me to use it and reach others with tireless entertaining story lines that will last for generations.

Take care,

Nick

Published in: on April 20, 2010 at 6:23 PM  Comments (5)  
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Hello world!

Well, guess what? I’ve never blogged. But this is a start to a new thing. It’s to share some thoughts as well as discuss information on the books that I’m writing and expect to publish since they carry a unique message. An encouraging message that the world needs to have since there are enough things saturated with negativity, worldly garbage, and crap that everyone thinks they need to be popular. I’m not worried about popular, but being right. And hopefully, to influence others that there is a better way than the dark doldrums they are stuck in, but don’t want to admit it. That’s all for now, until I get the hang of it.

Look for posts dealing with my fantasy realm “Nanthara” and blogs dealing with the books as well as other projects and topics of interest. I may entertain ideas from suggestions as well.

Take care,

Nick

Published in: on April 20, 2010 at 1:39 PM  Leave a Comment  
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