Syria Evans 2010 Interview of the Royal Wizard Pael from The Sword and the Dragon by M. R. Mathias
Syria: How did you first meet your writer?
Pael: I do not remember, nor do I care. Will this take long? I have potions to render and concoctions to prepare.
Syria: Did you ever think that your life would end up being in a book?
Pael: Being a main character in a great epic lends a bit of immortality to my life don’t you think? What I think about it is irrelevant.
Syria: What are your favorite scenes in your book: action, dialog, romance?
Pael: I am the Master Wizard Pael, wench. Ask me something about my plans to take Queen Willa’s palace at Xwarda, or how I will level Wildermont, or I will liquefy your skeleton while it is still inside you!
Syria: Did you have a hard time convincing your author to write any particular scenes for you?
Pael: Who is this author you keep speaking of? I was alive long before he jotted down tales about me!
Syria: Do you infiltrate your writer’s dreams?
Pael: Bah! Me, wench! This interview is about me!
Syria: What do you like to do when you are not being actively read somewhere?
Pael: I do not like to be bothered with this sort of trivial matter I assure you.
Syria: Are you currently engaged in a relationship?
Pael: If you consider my bond with Inkling, my imp familiar, then I suppose I am attached.
Syria: Are you happy with the genre your writer has placed you in?
Pael: I am a wizard. I can be anywhere I want to be! I suppose I could be in another genre like that fool Dresden, but fantasy is where I belong.
Syria: If you could rewrite anything in your book, what would it be?
Pael: The climax, I assure you!
Syria: Do you like the way the book ended?
Pael: Bah! You are testing my patience. Shall I set Shaella on you?
Syria: Would you be interested in a sequel if your writer was so inclined?
Pael: It has already been written.
Syria: Do you believe that you are suitable portrayed in electronic books or would you rather be in paperback only?
Pael: I would rather you asked a question worthy of my time!
Syria: Did you have any input into the book cover design?
Pael: I should have. That blasted dragon stole the glory from me.
Syria: What is the lamest characteristic your writer has attributed to you?
Pael: My cackling laugh! I feel like an old witch when I laugh. It is tiresome!
Syria: If you could give yourself a superpower, what would you choose?
Pael: I have no need of a superpower as my power became superior when I opened Pavreal’s Seal and assumed the demon Shokin! Now leave me to my sorcery wench. My daughter is about to collar a dragon and I have a continent to destroy!
Sample Book One: mrmathias.com