Today’s character interview is from the Fantasy novel The Unfettered Child by Michael C. Sahd. It was Independently Published by the author and is currently available as an eBook, ASIN: B07SH49DQ8, 08.28.19 and a paperback, 08.28.19. The Unfettered Child by Michael C. Sahd is aimed at readers 18+ and has a decent number of violent scenes and one almost-rape scene (not graphically detailed).
Synopsis of The Unfettered Child by Michael C. Sahd
Her tribe is shattered. Her parents are gone.
When eight-year-old Samara faces the capture of her tribe, an unimaginable power awakens within her. Even as this magic threatens to consume her, a disembodied voice intervenes, offering guidance and helping her control these newfound abilities.
Meanwhile, Samara’s father chases his wife’s captors across unfamiliar terrain. But can Orin find his wife in time to save her? Will Samara learn to control her power and reunite with her family? And who is the mysterious entity travelling with her?
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Why was this character chosen for this interview?:
Abizou is one of the most mysterious entities in The Unfettered Child, second only to Abdhul Havelle. She has a much larger role to play in the story as it unfolds than Abdhul does, however. In addition, the following interview may or may not hint at an upcoming novel.
Question 1: How would you describe your early life? Were you a happy child?
Answer: If you are familiar with the Malaikah (known by some as djinni), then you know we are magical beings. Life was good. Anything and everything I wanted was available with a snap of a finger.
Being a princess left me with some advantages over others of my kind. However, in a society such as ours, those with the most powerful magical abilities are selected to rule. So it was fortunate that I excelled in that area.
We had plenty of drama and internal strife, and our people were constantly at war with efreet and demons as well, but these conflicts rarely made it into our city.
Question 2: If you could go back and do one thing differently, what would it be? Would you say that you have any regrets?
Answer: Although I have had some wonderful experiences since meeting Abdhul Havelle, I would never have involved myself with him had I known his intentions. This is perhaps the biggest mistake I have ever made, one which cost me ten thousand years of imprisonment. He was, however, incredibly charming.
Question 3: If you had to choose a single person that you admire the most, who would it be, and why?
Answer: This is a difficult question, as recent events brought me into contact with so many wonderful humans that I love and admire. However, as much as I hate him, Abdhul Havelle is the only human to achieve a magical ability to rival some Malaikah. Not only that, but he provides and watches over his descendants, making sure they are well.
Question 4: What would you say is your biggest strength? And what about your biggest weakness?
Answer: Not only do I command untold magical power, I am also a strategist through and through. Under my command, our kingdom drove back the efreet and their demons, fostering a time of peace.
If not for my weakness, my desire for companionship, I would still be queen of the Malaikah. Abdhul’s wiles lulled me into a sense of security, giving him the opportunity to capture me.
Question 5: As immortal beings, how are the Malaikah affected by the wars you mentioned at all?
Answer: My home is Ealimalsihr, the Plane of Magic, and the Efreet yearn for it, for it will form itself from one’s desires. We are on constant guard against invasion from these foul denizens. Due to its nature, our landscape constantly shifts. The only stable land is that of Alsahria, a city formed from our collective desire.
It’s true we don’t die of old age, but that does not mean that we cannot be killed. The oldest Malaikah I know is Pourak, who was king before my father overpowered him in a magical duel. He challenged me after my father died in a bloody battle. I, of course, won.
This post was submitted by the author Michael C. Sahd.
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