Let’s say you’ve read two or more of my Pathfinder Tales novels and know the boys pretty well. Balancing brevity with completeness, how would you describe Radovan, the Count, and Arnisant to someone who hadn’t read the books?
To ask it a different way, if I were writing a book introducing the characters for the first time, what are the essential qualities of the characters that readers would need to know within the first few chapters? Keep in mind that these qualities must be true of them after the events of King of Chaos, so I should warn everyone right now…
SPOILERS IN THE COMMENTS
Let me start off with a few obvious ones, but tell me if you think they aren’t actually essential qualities.
Radovan: The big smile, the big knife, spurs, hellspawn, “Desna Weeps,” the ladies, the Tines, a little fire don’t hurt him
Count Jeggare: Erudite, vast knowledge, class-conscious, the Shadowless Sword, riffle scrolls (and the new development), likes his wine, half a heart, the Red Carriage, half-elven
Arnisant: He’s a good dog
Remember, SPOILERS IN THE COMMENTS!