In honor of my Days of the Dead blog tour, I’d like to introduce you to one of my vayash moru (vampire) characters from the Chronicles of the Necromancer and Fallen Kings series. Vayash moru play an important part in my books, aiding–and sometimes opposing–Tris Drayke and Jonmarc Vahanian. You can read the interviews with four more of my vayash moru characters at my partner sites!
Here, I’d like to introduce you to Laisren, a vayash moru who, while less ancient than Lord Gabriel and the members of the Blood Council, has proven his formidable fighting skills. He serves as Dark Haven’s armsmaster, and has trained Jonmarc Vahanian to fight against immortals.
Q: What has immortality taught you?
A: Most mortals stumble aimlessly through their short lives without purpose or passion, not realizing that their time is brief.
Q: In the current conflict against the Temnottan invaders, you chose to go to war. Why risk yourself on account of mortals?
A: War was my calling when I was mortal. Immortality has improved my skills. I serve best with a sword in my hand, and in this conflict, mortals and immortals are united against a common foe.
Q: You trained Jonmarc Vahanian to fight against vayash moru. Does that make you a traitor to your kind?
A: Hardly. Jonmarc is the chosen champion of Istra, the Dark Lady, patron Aspect of the vayash moru. He has exceptional skills as a mortal warrior. With my training, Jonmarc can now hold his own against vayash moru, which he has needed to do to protect Dark Haven and the Winter Kingdoms from rogue immortals.
Q: What is your biggest disappointment about immortality?
A: That the few mortals who burn brightly with passion and purpose cast their light for such a short time.