Hello my favorite booknerds! If there is one thing I learned from the previous year (ok, I learned lots of things, but this is a fun thing), it’s that character boards are SO MUCH FUN. I’ve done a few of these in the past for the first book in “The Monster of Selkirk” and everyone really seems to dig them, so I wanted to show off another one. The first few times I did them, the boards showcased the fashion of Selkirk, the landscape, and some of the things that inspired the four main characters.
This board is going to be a bit different, but still filled with pictures (because who doesn’t like looking at pretty things?) so never fear. But instead of showing off the heroes of my books, I want to show you my villains. The ones that inhabit the first two books in my series that generally make Tallis’s life a living hell (outside of the elves since I already showed you those).
BE FOREWARNED: as these images show some of the nasty people in my world, I feel like I should give you a spoiler warning. It’s mild, if spoilers are there, just, you know, read with caution? Or be sure you’ve read “The Monster of Selkirk Book II: The Heart of the Forest” first. Anything that may be a spoiler will be in the image captions, so don’t click those if you’re nervous, but feel free to enjoy the images!
Ok, so first, let me introduce you to Jon, Henrik, and Raghnall. These dudes make their appearance in the first book, but they continue to cause trouble in the second book as well. Click the pictures to see the captions of who inspired what!
This has always been a theme of mine, that monsters come in all shapes and sizes, and not all are the obvious ones you expect. This definitely holds true for the “gentlemen” above, but it also holds true for some of the roving Sipsi clans that Tallis encounters. Some will aide her, sure, but others… well, others have their own nefarious motives.
And last, but not least, is the big baddie herself. Like I said, not all monsters are literal, but some are because this is a fantasy series, after all. What fun would it be if I didn’t throw in something that reeks of a paranormal being out to watch the world burn?
And that’s it for my first character board of the year! I’ll be doing a lot more once the third book in the series comes out, but, until then, what did you guys think of my villains? Did you picture any of them looking differently? Let me know!