POV: “Captain”

The Captain is one of the banished people, who now live on the south-east island of shame.

It has been almost 500 years since the so-called Holy Ones were last seen on the mainland that the other nations now disrespectfully call Pentia. The name insinuates five peoples existence in the world, when in fact there are six.

The Captain shares the ideals of his persistent leaders. Though beaten and forced to leave the mainland, and therefore their home, they have lived to fight another day. All he can do is prepare with the rest of his people. Learn, train, work, teach. For one day those who caused their banishment will return, and when that day arrives, those of the proud race of old Talinar will have their vengeance.

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That ends the last of the nine POV Character posts. Are there more POVs in this series? Certainly. The Captain actually has a minimal role in book one, and will not be introduced as a POV until the second book.

There are three more characters that become POVs later on. Their duties are to continue the story for characters that do not make it to the end, so to speak. There may be more, but that has yet to be decided.

© 2013 FOTS Fantasy

3 comments

  1. It is tough to get all of the main players in the same area at the same time. Luckily, this is not real life, so I can have all of the big guns come together without losing too much sleep.

  2. Just looking around your blog. I love it and wish you all the best, I hope that JK Rowling has to call you for writing advice and to ask for a small loan.

    My question is how do you plan on keeping your characters straight for the reader. With so many characters, it can be tough. I ask this because my unfinished novel has many important characters. I have some ideas for my work, but I am curious about your plan.

    1. Well, what I have tried is introducing most characters early on with relatively shorter chapter lengths, and within each storyline only establishing the key, core characters by beginning with simpler events (simple, not to be confused with bland/boring) before quickly branching out and getting more complicated. For example, after the first ten chapters, I had only mentioned the main characters and their closest companions. As I get to part 2 and 3 of their stories, the reader knows the main players so it is naturally easier to keep up when a new one, or many are added to the mix. As long as they are introduced and explained well, it shouldn’t matter. I mean Harry Potter, to use your example, has hundreds of characters and it is not considered a complicated story.
      My greatest concern with this is that my series is meant to be large scale event-based, but I still have to make sure that all these characters interact with one another and cross paths, a difficulty because they all begin independent from each other. You’re right, it can be very challenging.

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