Hello there everyone. I have the honor today of sharing with you an exclusive and fun character interview with one of the characters from an upcoming dark fantasy novel titled “Adventus” by author Andrew Mowere. I will be reviewing this book later in the year, but with the book now available for preorder, I thought it’d be fun to share this exclusive character interview with you guys. Enjoy this one on one conversation with the character Biyum.
*There is a frozen tundra among which the wind complains. Darkness spreads, unhindered by what weak moonlight there is that night. However, there is a fire nearby. A large figure sits by it. They turn to look with bright yellow eyes, gripping at a giant bow*
Biyum: Who…what are you?
Mike: Hello. I’m a human.
Biyum: I’ve never seen anything like you before. *glances around* where am I? I was about to leave the world.
Mike: Oh. I heard about this. Your world is sinking, right?
Biyum: Correct. When we thought all was lost, this portal opened. The scouts, they reported seeing creatures like you in the place beyond.
Mike: Yeah, that’s Grimea. How are you?
Biyum: Tired, determined. What question is this? It does not matter how I am.
Biyum: *picks at one of his tusks* No. What matters is only what I must do.
Mike: Huh. Pretty hardcore. So what is it that you have to do?
Biyum: I am to follow my leaders. There is a…meeting.
Mike: You don’t sound excited.
Biyum: I am not. I am a ranger. What do I know of meetings? But if these are the orders of the war chief, then so be it.
Mike: This place is weird. I don’t see a lot of trees. No houses.
Biyum: We move often. Orcs learn to set camps where there is food. We and our livestock travel. Doing this means that the grasses are not exhausted by us.
Mike: You sound like you know a lot about it.
Biyum: *snorts* Knowledge and understanding are what the world is about. The stupid die.
Mike: That’s a rational way to think. I like your tattoo. The one on your wrist.
Biyum: …thank you, but it there for a purpose.
Mike: Really? What’s that?
Biyum: And why should I tell you?
Mike: Erm, does it help if I’m like, really curious?
Biyum: Certainly not. Human.
Biyum: This place is not real. I could not have been transported instantaneously, and this land is unlike ours. It looks similar and yet does not sink. We are in a dream, or something like it.
Mike: I guess… that’s pretty smart of you to notice.
Biyum: Simply observant. The point is that if this is a dream, then you might be but a figment of my imagination. Or perhaps I am one of yours…
Mike: *gulps* Or somebody else’s?
Biyum: Maybe. No matter. I should leave soon.
Mike: Wait, one more question. Why did you decide to become a ranger?
Biyum: Here, orcs can choose to join a festival when they are younglings. Our skills are tested, and an appropriate occupation is found for them. I joined because I wished to be more than I was.
Mike: More than a youngling?
Biyum: Indeed. More than a youngling, more than an orc. A true, honorable addition to this world. It is honor that leads to fame, and to self-respect. These are the things that lead to happiness: Outer bliss and the inner. It is only natural that we should pursue this road. Is this answer to your liking?
Mike: I think so, I guess. Maybe.
Biyum: Then I bid you farewell, figment. *steps away from the fire*
Mike: I have a name, you know!
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How far could governments go to shirk humanity?
A hundred years after Yuuto’s great-grandfather discovered the elven portal in Yotaku, it has opened in earnest. Moreover, another portal has opened in each of Jerr and Veld, respectively spewing orcs and dwarves into the realm. With millions of refugees simultaneously fleeing the destruction of their worlds, humanity’s leaders decide to hide the truth and send a joint mission of each race to slay an ifrit in Veld.
Yuuto Aimaru, the Observer, is chosen to represent Yotaku. This is the purpose for which he has been cruelly bred, a game of intrigue and trickery. Each country cares only to further its designs, and Yuuto is a spy well versed in deceit.
Would Yuuto do anything for his emperor and country?
After attempting to write two novels without editing them, Andrew Mowere has decided to completely reboot his writing and considers Adventus to be his true debut. His favorite author is Patrick Rothfuss.