About The Characters: Meet The Minor Players in “The Wall Of Night” Series — Sarus
With a second chapter from Daughter Of Blood now released in the wild—the Prologue to Daughter of Blood on SF Signal and Chapter 2, The Serpent Prince on B&N SciFi—publication day (26 January) is beginning to feel close.
I’ve been focusing on minor players for now, because: “I think it’s the presence of the smaller characters that “makes” a story, creating texture around the main points of view.”
This week’s character is: —
Sarus: a sergeant and veteran of the Earl of Night’s Honor Guard
‘ Asantir nodded, satisfied, then crossed to the main door and stared into the shadowed hall. “Oh, yes,” she murmured, “they are close. It doesn’t need a seeker to know that.” She looked across the room to Sarus. “Keep a sharp eye out, old friend. It may be more than cold steel we have to deal with.”
The sergeant grunted, settling his shield more firmly on his arm, and she smiled slightly, as if that were answer enough. The guard, Soril, who was from the keep garrison, looked from one to the other doubtfully. “Are you sure there’s something out there, Captain?”
“Ay,” said Asantir, “and they know we’re here as well. We are past seekers and shielding now, as far as that goes.”
“How do you know?” asked Ber, another guard from the keep garrison.
Sarus chuckled from the other side of the room. “How does the raven scent battle? It’s in the very air.” ‘
~ from © The Heir Of Night: The Wall of Night Book One, Chapter 10 — In The Old Keep