April 11, 2011
Page 72 Book 5: Malevolent Machinations
The Grand Pagemaster
I like writing characters like Lying, people who are able to pull events apart and together by virtue of their intellect and inquiries. He could very easily place himself at the top tier of civilisation, alone, but instead he works in the shadows to ensure the world instead does not fall into cataclysm.
“Chessmasters” as they are often referred, though here I reveal my more favourable description in reference to one notable role by Christopher Lloyd. Chessmasters put things together with little care for their consequence beyond themselves and their isolated events, but Lying considers the societal impact, hence his volunteering of Ardonius’ aid here.
As always, I shall see you all on Thursday, with the next chapter of Book 5: The War Diaries!