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::Characters:: Amilda L’Agrande

Amilda

Amilda 01Amilda L’Agrande is Angel’s adoptive sister and best friend.  They’re both character in my novel “Angel Gabriel – Blood Bound”.
When the story starts off, Amilda is nearing her 18th birthday and she’s already a Level B sorceress (learn more about Magic), and she’s also engaged to Luigi Monteva.
Amilda and Luigi are the only survivors of a massacre that took place when several families tried relocating from an unsafe refuge. That night, Amilda and Luigi, who were only three years old at the time, lost everyone they’d ever known.

Amilda 02Adopted by Jane Thompson, Amidla grew up in Kirovhorad’s refuge, and there she learned magic from her adoptive mother. All that time she kept close the only picture she has of her family: her biological mother and her eleven siblings, amongst which is Davet, the brother she was closest to.

Amilda 03

All throughout the story, Amilda will be a friend and companion for Angel, in their tuff journey. Young, impetuous and innocent, Amilda will make mistakes, and yet she’ll be one of the pillar stones for this story.

Curious? Is there anything els you’d like to know about Amilda? What about Luigi or Davet?
Please leave your comments.

 

And before finishing this post, I have to apologize. The book is not yet ready for release: I got a new job and afterwards I just haven’t got the energy to sit down and concentrate on finishing “Angel Gabriel – Blood Bound”. But I promise I’ll get my life organized and I’ll get back to it very soon. I don’t want to delay the release much longer.
Thank you all for your patience. Please come back for more news soon.

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Magic in AG-BB

After telling you a bit about the Vampires, it’s now time to mention the Magic which fills the many pages of “Angel Gabriel – Blood Bound”. For without magic, this story’s world would not be complete.

magicBefore the Sekhmets were created, magic didn’t exist, or should we say it had been long forgotten. It was only after the vampires started to spread, that the first Sorcerers appeared, who were no more than Humans with an aptitude for the use of Magic.

Magic, in order to be efficient, requires the Human/Sorcerer to know how to manipulate his/hers Astral Essence, and know the words of the Scriptura ab Magia.
The Astral Essence is a sort of coloured and shiny aura which surrounds the body of sorcerers when they invoke spells.
There are five known types of Astral Essence:
– Defensive (green);magia - ScripturaAbMagia
– Offensive (blue);
– Combatant (greenish blue);
– Healing (white);
– Communicational (yellow);
Red coloured magic was recently discovered,  and although its true purpose is yet unknown, it seems to have the same characteristics as the Combatant type.

magia - maldicoesThe Scriptura ab Magia, which can be translated to The Book of Magic, is a sort of sorcery manual and it dates from A.D. 3, which was, only much later spread across the world by the survivors of the first wave of vampires (January 1st, 2010).

Spells are enchantments pronounced in Latin, conjured through the use of key-words from the Sciptura ab Magia, and the invokers’s Astral Essence. Its primary use is on Vampires, although occasionally it falls on humans as well. It can only be conjured by humans.magia - class C
Within the Spells we have the Curses, which are a sort of long-term spells, with reactive capabilities. The cursed ones are easily identified because somewhere in their bodies will be an inscription (in burned skin) which will indicate the level of magic used, according to the number of half-moons it draws.
Example: The image on the left represents a Level 4 source, for it has 4 solitary half-moons.

Spells are divided in Levels that go from 1(most basic) to 6 (most powerful). However, any sorcerer which uses Level 6 spells, has a limit of magia - class B10 to use. Should he/she try to conjure up the eleventh, he/she’ll die before completing it.

There is a pyramid of power amongst sorcerers, who start as Class C wizards, and climb up to Class A.
– Class C (spells of Level 1 and 2);
– Class B (spells of Level 3 and 4);
– Class A (spells of Level 5 and 6);

For each Class there corresponds a symbol, which you can see in the images of this post.magia - class A
Theses symbols were created by the Pioneers, the first Sorcerers, amongst whom was Tiago, brother of Sekhmet Júlio.

There one thing about Magic usage that is very true: it is stronger at night, and its intensity and accuracy vary according to the moon’s cycle. It may come as no surprise that the strongest is the Crescent Moon Cycle.

And this is about all I can tell you about the Magic inside “Angel Gabriel – Blood Bound”, without stepping into some spoilers. Hope you enjoyed this and please come back soon for more curious tidbits and news about the launch of the ebook.

Until tomorrow (April 30th), I’ll be hosting a contest in which anyone can win a free copy of my ebook in portuguese. If you want, you can join in. Go here!)


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::Characters:: Angel

Before launching the book “Angel Gabriel – Blood Bound” (which should be out soon), I thought it might be interesting to show you a bit of information on the most important characters of the story.
This week I’ll start with the protagonist:

Angel Thompson

Angel 01

Angel Thompson was born in England, on December 27th ofAngel 03 2151. Daughter of Jane and Mathew Thompson, she has three older siblings: Michelle, Martin and Nathan. Spoiled by her brothers, since early age, she was especially fond of Michelle, with whom she shared many physical similarities. They slept and did almost everything else together.
Although she grew more attached to her father, Angel admired her mother greatly, for being a world-known sorceress and a very feared one.

Angel 02When the story begins, Angel is 23 years-old, scrawny, with white skin, light-brown hair, turquoise-coloured eyes and an attitude that displeases a lot of people.
Very attached to her mother and adoptive sister, Amilda L’Agrande, Angel is a free-minded spirit and very rarely follows the rules, preferring to make up her own.
She is not a woman that cares much for her appearance, and the jewels she wears came from family members: Martin’s and Nathan’s armlets, Michelle’s ring and her mother’s bracelet.
Her magic’s coloured red, but Angel scarcely uses her powers.

Find out more about Angel in my upcoming novel “Angel Gabriel – Blood Bound”.

In the next few days I’ll post more in formations on the world behind “Angel Gabriel – Blood Bound”, so stay tuned.