The fantasy hero ... the icon ... 3D art is so perfectly suited to this genre, I'm amazed every day. And the more I work with the one character here, the more I like him. When I developed this face, this personality, I was actually trying for Rogan Dahl (from The Lords of Harbendane), but I didn't even get close to Rogan.
Instead, I wound up with something very different, and absolutely magnetic. Picture this: he's close to immortal ... genetically engineered by several generations of sorcerers, not merely physically perfect, but with a searing intellect too. And then (Jade flying kites here, and loving it) the civilization that bred a handful of his kind collapsed due to corrupt politics (!), leaving people like him adrift in a world that's crumbling. Nobody trusts them, because they're too big, too strong, too smart ... probably too arrogant! So they wind up alone, doing off-the-wall jobs, like being an assassin.
And then he meets this guy...
Ouch! This is a book I would love to read. It's a movie I'd love to see!
Jade, 1 March 2010