Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Eric Scott, Epic Hero, or Just an Everyday Kid?

Today, I'd like to introduce you to the hero of "The Deiverers: Sharky and the Jewel", Eric Scott. Eric's a 12 year old boy who lost his father in a hiking accident. In all other respects, though, he's just your average, everyday kid. He's a little on the scrawny side, pretty intelligent, and he's got a little bit of an attitude problem.

While trying to get his life back to normal, he's visited by a certain white owl. What follows, completely changes his outlook...eventually. Eric's an ordinary person thrown into an extraordinary situation, and forced to sink or swim.

When he has to, he'll discover that he's capable of much more than he thinks. Just how capable, you'll discover when you read the book.

As I wrote the book, Eric became the center that a couple more outgoing characters--namely Kate Endria and Hallo Tosis the dwarf--revolved around. At first, this worried me, because the main character is usually the most dynamic. But I think kids will be able to relate to Eric. He's pretty much like any other 12 year old. He's chosen, not because he's unusual, but because he's steady and reliable. When the chips are down, though, it's Eric who comes up with a plan and becomes a leader. That's a message I think everyone will be able to relate to.

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