WARRIOR WITCH Character Discussion: Marc and Sabine

This post is part of a series of posts discussing characters and events in WARRIOR WITCH. They will all contain serious spoilers, so if you haven’t read the book, I’d suggest holding off on reading them. I’m even sticking a giant image of the cover below so that you don’t accidentally see anything you don’t want to.

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Artwork by Steve Stone

I’ve heard two sorts of reactions from readers about the relationship/connection/chemistry between Marc and Sabine. The first is, “I totally shipped them! Why, why couldn’t you let them be together?”, and the second is, “I hated that plot arc! It felt unnecessary and like a betrayal of Pénélope!” Talk about a disparity in reaction!

First off, neither reaction is right or wrong. As a reader, you are 100% allowed to love or hate or be indifferent about anything an author puts in a book, and anyone who tells you otherwise needs to piss off. And the point of these character discussions is not to convince people who disliked certain aspects of the novel to change their opinion, but rather to share my reasons for making certain choices. Which, if nothing else, I hope you find expands the depth of your experience with my novels.

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WARRIOR WITCH Character Discussion: Marc

This post is part of a series of posts discussing characters and events in WARRIOR WITCH. They will all contain serious spoilers, so if you haven’t read the book, I’d suggest holding off on reading them. I’m even sticking a giant image below so that you don’t accidentally see anything you don’t want to.

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Cover Art by Steve Stone @ Artist Partners

Of all the secondary characters in THE MALEDICTION TRILOGY, Marc has been the most popular with readers. I love Marc, because despite being damaged both inside and out, he has a beautiful spirit. He is kind, thoughtful, intelligent, and an extremely loyal friend. And yet for many years, I’ve known he wouldn’t survive to the end of the series. I’m going to talk a bit about my rationale behind that decision. This post is a bit long, so forgive me for that!

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WARRIOR WITCH Character Discussion: Alex

This post is part of a series of posts discussing characters and events in WARRIOR WITCH. They will all contain serious spoilers, so if you haven’t read the book, I’d suggest holding off on reading them. I’m even sticking a giant image of the cover below so that you don’t accidentally see anything you don’t want to.

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There is always a reader reaction to each novel that totally surprises me, and in the case of WARRIOR WITCH, it was the reaction to Tristan and Cécile’s son, Alex. LOTS of people have messaged me about him, so if you are one of them, don’t think I’m picking on you in particular. The first and foremost question I’ve received is whether there will be a series of novels written about him. Continue reading “WARRIOR WITCH Character Discussion: Alex”