CHARACTER INTERVIEW ~ Revik
From SHIELD: ALLIE’S WAR, BOOK TWO by JC Andrijeski
Tell us about your family.
Not much to tell. My blood parents died when I was very young, killed by mob of anti-seer humans outside the Museé Grevin in Paris in 1918, while on a tour of Europe. That was back when seers were still a novelty in the human world, and commanded sold-out crowds wherever they were displayed publicly. My parents, I’ve been told, had some curiosity about humans in the anthropological sense, so they agreed to be a part of the tour when approached…but from the humans’ perspective, they were circus animals, essentially. The humans who killed them reacted badly to the discovery of our species in Asia. They thought my parents were dark angels, Satan’s helpers…I don’t know. Either way, they beat them, then strung them up on the street like common criminals. (Shrugs) After that, I was raised by my uncle and his family. They didn’t like me much, even before I joined the Rooks following World War II.
What book are you reading now?
Book? (Looks around absently, then picks a thick book up off the nearby table, reads the cover) Uh…Technical Specs of Organic-Hybrid Machines Designed By Seers During the Evolutionist Period, by Eugene Green, written in 1952. (Shrugs) I’m pretty sure he was a seer, but he was posing as human, obviously, when he wrote it.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Like most young seers, I wanted to be in the Adhipan. They’re kind of a warrior sect among seers…highly exclusive, and they work and train in secret, for the most part. Unfortunately, they choose most of their recruits based on potential sight rank at birth. I wasn’t chosen. Obviously.
What are your favorite TV shows?
(Puzzled) Uh, I don’t know what you mean. Is that like a feed station? I watch movies on the feeds with my wife sometimes, if that’s what you mean. I tend to like political thrillers…and mysteries. She gives me crap for being more into the older ones, but that’s hardly surprising. (Smiles faintly) She likes ones with big explosions, which again, is hardly surprising…
What songs are most played on your Ipod?
I’m not sure what an Ipod is, but I like a lot of different music. What time period do you mean? Of the modern stuff, I mostly like the seer bands, but before there were a lot of those, I like Wagner, Bach. Oh, and the Rolling Stones. I also like Dylan, and the Sex Pistols…
What do you do to unwind and relax?
(Raises an eyebrow) Well, for the most part that’s none of your damned business. Apart from being with my wife, however, I probably mostly do mulei to relax…that’s a kind of seer martial art. I drink sometimes, if there’s someone worth drinking with. Read. Do Barrier jumps for research or whatever.
Do your friends think you are an introvert or an extravert? Why?
(Snorts) Don’t ask my wife that question. Please. She’ll laugh her ass off. (Gives me a hard stare) Introvert.
Is there a piece of advice that you have received that has really stuck with you? If so, what was it?
(Stares up at the ceiling, as if thinking, then shrugs) Vash told me once that I have to know what lives inside myself before I can really use it to connect with other beings. He said that without that self-knowledge, it was dangerous to try to resonate with others, at least in a personal way. At best, it was delusional…at worst, likely to get me killed. I didn’t really know what he meant at the time…but I’m starting to understand.
Allie’s War, Book Two
Genre: New Adult / Urban Fantasy/ Romance
Publisher: White Sun Press
Number of pages: 432
Word Count: approx. 160K
Cover Artist: White Sun Press
“And they say Death will live among them in the guise of a child....”
Grappling with her new identity as “Bridge,” a being meant to herald the end for all of humanity, isn’t even Allie’s biggest problem. She’s also coping with a whole new set of rules around her seer marriage, as well as the power-hungry Rook she helped put in the White House, who is currently doing his best to start a war with China.
Then the boy appears. A sociopath with all of the energetic markings of Syrimne, a highly dangerous telekinetic seer who killed thousands during World War I, he doesn’t appear to have aged in one hundred years.
Worse, he thinks Allie belongs to him.
About the Allie’s War Series:
An urban fantasy paranormal romance set in a unique, gritty version of Earth, populated by a second race of beings called seers, the Allie’s War series centers on the relationship of a strong female protagonist, Allie Taylor, and her antihero guide, Dehgoies Revik. Falling into the new adult genre of books, the Allie’s War series takes place in a modern version of Earth you’ve never seen, that spans centuries along with the lives of its main characters, the seers, and the wars they fight with themselves and their human allies and enemies, (steamy sex scenes in parts!).
Allie's War series
Shield: Allie’s War, Book Two
About the Author:
JC Andrijeski has published novels, novellas, serials, graphic novels and short stories, as well as nonfiction essays and articles, including the Allie’s War series, The Slave Girl Chronicles and bestselling novella, The Alien Club. Her short fiction runs from humorous to apocalyptic, and her nonfiction articles cover subjects from graffiti art, meditation, psychology, journalism, politics and history. JC has traveled extensively and lived abroad, but currently lives and works on the Oregon Coast.
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