Let me tell you how the tv show Merlin inspired my current characters for my work in progress werewolf novel During the Blue Hour. I probably talked about this before but my love of Merlin the tv show has spanned many years since the show aired on BBC. I still rewatch episodes every year and when I find a chance I try to read as many tales about the historical legend as I can because I love history and I love the show. The way they embodied each character and brought to life these figures of historical accuracy myth or legend was ingenious and I wished they had continued. And whether merlin, king Arthur, Guinevere , and the knights of the round table was actually real or not . That’s a whole other discussion I would love to talk about one day with other fans.
Of course with me being a fan it wouldn’t be so farfetched to believe that the writing of such magnificent characters would inspire my own. Although I’m writing in a whole other genre (paranormal /fantasy/ werewolves) I have it in the back of my mind and written on the page some influence of the Merlin Characters .
There are three characters from Merlin that have influenced three of my characters .
So the first one is the character Merlin himself. Even though my book has nothing to do with sorcerers or witches or even ancient Welsh or Britan lore . The character Merlin embodies the love interest Adrian within my novel who I see is sort of resembling dark Merlin when I see merlin ready to use his magic against an opponent.
My character Adrian although is very dark and stays dark and doesn’t get to really see the softer side of him.
Think of if Merlin was turned into a more edgier darker character than he was already. I mean those scenes where the ones would get him mad . They were intense .
And so especially when Merlin would use a sword . He didn’t use it that much but when he did . I loved it.
My character Adrian uses a sword too . He is a werewolf and has this other power connected to his werewolf ability where he can ignite force fields with his sword but it actually come from the energy within his own body. In 31st chapter of my novel is where you will see his abilities flourish as he faces off one on one with the werewolf antagonist Xavier.
Another character is Kilgharrah the great dragon .
Since I loved and enjoyed the characteristics and qualities he had when I first created my earthdiver raven character I thought of Killgarah .
A character who basically talks in riddles and doesn’t tell the whole truth. I feel like that was strongly Killgarah .
I mean when reading my earthdiver character people will not really notice but the idea behind his character is because of my love for the Great Dragon character Killgarah.
My earth diver raven character named Chemsen is the guardian of the werewolves but he likes to play jokes and riddles on them especially the yearling pack that is in my story . However, he does save my main character Sirena and the rest of the yearling pack a couple of times. He just does it in his own way . Much like Killgarah did things in his own way . I loved it . Every moment on screen had me laughing. He didn’t let anyone mess him around you know and my character does that same thing
And the third character I use as influence is Arthur.
My earthdiver raven character when transforming into his human form has the qualities and characteristics of Arthur and will even look like him a little bit. The first glimpse of his human form can be seen briefly in my chapter 2.
So there you have it how the tv show Merlin inspired my characters for my werewolf novel During the Blue Hour .
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