Character and the Modern Magus

I wrote this essay for Pete Aldin about how I developed the Magus in Faerie Apocalypse, and what I learned from so doing.
This particular character is probably the one that readers have remarked upon the most. One reviewer said he was unrelatable, repulsive an despicable (which he is). Others have told me that he is their favourite character in the book.
He isn’t my favourite, but he was certainly the most difficult to manage. I think I threw out fifty percent of the material I wrote around this character. An early reader told me that he should have an entire novel to himself and I probably could have written one… but that wan’t the story I wanted to tell here.
Anyway, here’s the essay, which includes a snippet of that deleted material. I hope you like it.

http://petealdin.com/character-and-the-modern-magus/

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