Title: Knightswrath (Bk 2) Series: Dragonkin Trilogy Author: Michael Meyerhofer Publisher: Red Adept Publishing Publication Date: May 26, 2015 Genre: High Fantasy Amazon | Barnes & Nobles | Kobo | iTunes Rowen Locke has achieved his dream of becoming a Knight of the Crane, and he now bears Knightswrath, the legendary sword of Fâyu Jinn. But the land remains torn, and though Rowen suffers doubts, he would see it healed. His knightly order is not what it seems, though, and allies remain thin. When Rowen and his friends seek an alliance with the forest-dwelling Sylvs, a tangle of events results in a midnight duel that teaches Rowen a dangerous lesson and leaves him with a new companion of uncertain loyalties. The sadistic Dhargots still threaten the kingdoms, but another menace lurks in the shadows, playing a game none can see. As Rowen struggles to prove his worth—to his allies and to himself—chaos raises its hand to strike. A price must be paid, and not even the wielder of Knightswrath will remain untouched.
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A while back, author Mary Fan introduced me to one of the best possible uses for a writer’s time: speculating on who should play your book characters in a TV or film adaptation. This seems at first like a lighthearted pastime, the creative equivalent of junk food, but for me, it very quickly turned into something else. After all, these are my characters! They’re part of me. They matter. They can’t be played by just anybody, right?
Well, I had a hard time selecting my dream-choices for some of the roles (Rowen Locke, for example) but others came to me almost immediately. I’d absolutely love to see Ron Perlman play Fadarah. And I’d pay a small fortune to see Steve Buscemi play the Nightmare, or Patrick Stewart or Lance Henriksen play El’rash’lin. But literally the first choice that I thought of was Elizabeth Olsen for Silwren.
Silwren is a complex character—quiet, but roiling with inner turmoil—and if you’ve ever seen Martha Marcy May Marlene, you know that Elizabeth Olsen is one of those actresses who can speak volumes just by sitting there. Watching her, one gets the feeling that at any moment, she might burst into tears, laughter, or flames.
And that’s how Silwren is. It’s already well-established from Wytchfire that when Silwren loses her cool, people die. A lot of people. So her existence and sanity, plus the survival of her friends, depends on her maintaining rigid self-control that usually manifests as inaction. Then again, Silwren understands that eventually, that same kind of inaction will prove just as fatal—to her, to everyone.
So, yeah. If anybody has Elizabeth Olsen’s number, let me know.