Thursday, December 1, 2011
THE WORLDS OF ROLAND YEOMANS
THE WORLDS OF ROLAND YEOMANS :
DONNA HOLE has written a staggering, humbling, in-depth look at my linked worlds with their multiple heroes, many villains,
with one supernatural Hannibal Lector in the shadows, pulling strings and haunted by his own inner turmoil.
I cannot imagine the time, effort, and craft it took her to do this post. Just for the wonder of reading her own prose, go there.
I early on decided to gamble with my novels, to try something truly unique :
to set my heroes in a common World War that spans centuries and continents.
WORLD WAR II was not won by a single hero but by many valiant warriors, sacrificing much for the greater good. No one campaign won that war but several epic, sweeping ones.
IN LIKE MANNER :
My novels have multiple heroes, each driven by inner demons, overcoming them to defend those who cannot defend themselves -- for no one was there to defend them in the painful past.
Fallen, the last fae. Blake Adamson, clone of The Nazarene. Hibbs, the bear with two shadows.
Samuel McCord, undead Texas Ranger. Father Renfield, the vampire priest.
Victor Standish, son of the Angel of Death. Alice Wentworth, the Victorian ghoul.
They each fight separate battles against DayStar and his puppets.
Slowly, I am bringing them all together to fight in one last blazing climax with all reality in the balance ...
I have been building up to it as Marvel has been building up to next year's THE AVENGERS movie.
Join the good fight ... where "impossible" only gives birth to legends ...
where in the end, each of us must face the Darkness
in that last great battle which waits for each soul.