Immortal Hope -- Tane Interview

./Immortal Hope
TOR Romance
(January 3, 2012)

Mass Market Paperback
ISBN-10:  0765367580
ISBN-13:   978-0765367587

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Interview with Tane du Breuil

Taken from the Bookhounds Blog during the Immortal Hope Blog Tour.

Name: Tane du Breuil
Profession: Knight Templar
Age: Over eight hundred years old
Height: 5’ 11”
Hair: shoulder-length black
Eyes: Sharp green eyes

Good afternoon, Tane. I know it can’t be easy meeting with us to discuss the Order, or what happened in Merrick’s biography, Immortal Hope, but I’d like to talk about what brought you to the Order, if you don’t mind.

Tane: ‘Tis indeed difficult to discuss, things given as they are. But I shall endeavor to answer your queries. I came to the Templar in the second wave of knights, men who joined Merrick after his return. As was revealed in Merrick’s biography, there was an incident within my family that led me to a holy warrior’s life. The story, however, is best left for a later time.

So you will have your own story? Fascinating!

Tane: I did not say such. Do not give Merrick or Mikhail any more reason to suspect my motives are for myself, milady.

Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean it that way. I just thought—

Tane: ‘Tis my hope that I should be worthy enough, and contribute enough to the Order to warrant the telling of my life. Should that not come to pass, it will not be a story missed. Let us move on.

Yes, let’s move on. This Marie and David – are you with them now?

Tane: I have a plan in the works that will hopefully better aid their plight. Marie is like the sister I have never known. ‘Tis my fondest wish that she and her brother will find safety, and I shall stop at nothing to see it is done.

Well that’s a good way to spend your… er… time now.

Tane: Indeed.

So tell me… Anne…

Tane: Nay. It is done. I was mistaken. There is naught to discuss. You wished to discuss the past, milady. Not the present.

Apologies, Tane. I’m a reporter, I can’t help but ask the uncomfortable questions. It’s no secret that envy is your struggle. Can you tell us the one thing you miss most from the life you knew centuries ago?

Tane: Aye, ‘tis easy, though ‘tis simple. I miss my mount. It has been eons since I have had cause to sit atop a horse. These SUVs accomplish much, and they are a necessity in this world you designed. But the simpler times are not far from my heart, nor the quiet moments in a meadow, with the power of an equal, trustworthy warrior beneath me.

You’re not so bad, you know. A man that likes animals – he’s got to be good at heart. Real quick, before we have to go, what you would do if Gabriel showed up with your seraph next?

Tane: (It takes him a minute to answer, and in his expression, I can see he’s struggling with something internally. Something that pains him, judging from the sharp darkening of his eyes.) I am not deserving of a seraph, damsel. If you believe such, you did not pay close attention to my actions, nor my circumstance. Your delusions are even greater than mine own.

Oh-kay. On that note, I guess we’ll let you get back to this super secret project you’re working on. Thanks for stopping in, Tane, and I hope you aren’t too upset with my digging for information.

Tane: Nay. (A faint smile crosses his face.) ‘Tis a woman’s way, is it not? Good day, damsel.

See you around, Tane – I hope.

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