About The Characters: Meet The Minor Players in “The Wall Of Night” Series — Soril
Recently I’ve resumed my “About the Characters” posts that focus on the minor characters in The Wall Of Night series — because “I think it’s the presence of the smaller characters that “makes” a story, creating texture around the main points of view.”
The feature is posting every second Thursday, alternating with A Geography of Haarth.
Note: In terms of being “minor” the characters must at least have a walk-on part and a few lines to say, but “minor” can also simply mean “not a lead protagonist .” So some of the players that feature here will have a reasonable degree of air time in the story — like Sister Korriya on February 16 or Garan in 2015.
Today’s character is Soril, from The Heir Of Night.
Soril: a guard, serving the (Derai) House of Night
‘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