Shine Cycle Character Profile: Agnes of New Tara

This is the next in the series of profiles of characters who will appear in the Shine Cycle, my fantasy-series-in-preparation.

Agnes – Duchess of New Tara, bard, Harpist to the Queen’s Chamber, and Deputy King’s Harpist. A harp instructor at the Bardic College and occasional visiting instructor to the Academy.

A demure, slender woman of medium height, with straight light brown hair flowing down her back, but usually covered with a cap. She generally wears robes cut in the bardic style, loose so she can play a full-size harp without trouble, and usually chooses robes in muted colors. Continue reading

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Shine Cycle Character Profile: Veronica of Kingsfold

This is the next in the series of profiles of characters who will appear in the Shine Cycle, my fantasy-series-in-preparation.

Veronica – Princess-duchess of Kingsfold, bard, nominally in the King’s service in the Imperial Service. An old friend of the King, she is blessed with a gentle personality that makes her nearly unmatched in diplomacy among her peers in the Service. Continue reading

Shine Cycle Character Profile: Aerin of Aldaria

This is the next in the series of profiles of characters who will appear in the Shine Cycle, my fantasy-series-in-preparation.

Aerin – Duchess of Aldaria, princess at large, knight, and bard. She consistently coaxes those under her into something approaching greatness, but always under-estimates her own abilities. Continue reading

Shine Cycle Character Profile: Angela of Glasscoast

This is the next in the series of profiles of characters who will appear in the Shine Cycle, my fantasy-series-in-preparation.

Angela – Princess-duchess of Glasscoast, mage, and Visiting Scholar. One of the Shine and Wild Empire’s most notable experts on emergency, Power-enhanced, and military engineering.

Angela is a slender, striking woman of medium height with straight light brown hair flowing past her shoulders. She prefers simple, comfortable yet functional robes, usually in gray or dark blue. A delicate but sturdy pair of spectacles rests unobtrusively on her nose, a pen is often placed carefully behind one ear, and she carries a surprisingly heavy bag of books, blueprints, and other papers, usually slung over one shoulder. Continue reading