Birmingham raised a point on the What Would Your MC Do? Thread so if anyone would like to introduce the character's you are talking about/ I'm using my Covesea Island stories mostly for the thread, Covesea Island is at the centre of a disc like planet that is a fixed point in space and time. The universe which is a living breathing entity revolves round it. It is where all life in the universe came out the sea and was created before being transported to where the Universal Father wanted them. All energy flows to and from the planet. The three main characters are: Socrates Lorenzo: Has been with me for four books, he started life as an abused, neglected Crown Prince. He met his best friend Nate at age seven when he started at the Royal Academy. They became instant bestfriends and were pretty well inseperable - the friendship developed in their teenage years, into something more and they were 'welded' together for over a hundred years when Nate died. Socrates abdicated in favour of his seventeen year old brother to live with Nate. In my second book Socrates discovers King Lorenzo is not his real father, his birth father is actually the person legends teach is the Lord of Evil - the reader discovers Socrates bird form is Cobbley the swan. From his birth father he inherits the position of Keeper of the Sanctuary Temple of the Fifth Element, which gives him responsibility for keeping the very heart of the universe and the site of all creation safe. Snot is his version of kryptonite and he carries a collection of handkerchiefs to help deal with it. He is the most proficient at the fighting arts and meditation/magic, and carries a retractable magic bow as his main weapon. Angus Lorenzo: Socrates half brother. Begins my stories as a rebellious scruffy teen growing into a wise king. He is intelligent, kind and has a hot temper (first to punch someone also the first to offer the poor victim first aid). His big issue is he doesn't like being seen naked - he used to skiive school rather than change in front of other people for PE. Although if his wife Bea's reaction when she first saw him naked he has nothing to be shy about lol He is married to the bossy, independent red-headed Beatrice. He has an ability of empathy with animals and can turn into Mayhem, the Great White Falcon. Nathanial Smith (Nate): Half sparrow/half immortal man, his birth father was actually one of the Lords of Evil. He was brought up in foster care by Damocles and Lilac Sorenson - slightly nuts Earth elemental people (Damocles is my version of an ogre around 7ft with long dark curly hair, beard and black eyes). He is Socrates bestfriend and lover. Despite having perfectly good vision he has worn a collection of brightly coloured 'magic' eye patches, since he was beaten up at fifteen. He is a spy by trade, was promoted to head of the Covesea Island Secret service at 23, his Dad, Damocles (big Mac) is his version of Q the scientist that works with the magic jing-ore only available on the Island to make all the gadgets. He has a very rare ability to turn into any bird form - however his true bird form is Tarquil the White Peacock. He can almost match Socrates with his magic ability and can use any number of weapons, breaking a mans neck is something he does and makes it look easy. However he is also kind and loving with Socrates, a respectful loving son to Big Mac and Lilac and a big brother type to Angus. However he isn't very nice to his foster brother - sees him as a self righteous (*^&^ Very few get to see what Nate really looks like as he can project an image.