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Sunday, June 27, 2010

"The Serenity Solution" Project, Part 2

Now that you've had a brief look at what The Serenity Solution is about, I'd like to give you a glimpse of the main characters in the book. These are the major players that will be driving the plot forward; there are other, more minor characters, but they don't figure as much into the grand scheme of things. They are listed in order of most important to the plot to least important.

Captain Zakariah Atheeda - Known as "Zak" to his friends, Captain Atheeda is a highly professional, highly dedicated Serenity Police Officer who believes in being prepared for the worst-case scenario. Even if it means breaking a few rules, his goal is to ensure his team will survive any challenge they may face on the streets. He takes his mission to protect and defend the citizens of Serenity very seriously.

Sergeant Avery Halberd - Called "Hal" by his teammates, Sergeant Halberd is Zak's second in command for the team; like Zak, he's a veteran of the SPD. He's easy-going and good-natured, but his Captain's word is law on the job. He's a little cynical about life as an Officer, but when it comes to protecting Serenity and her citizens, no sacrifice is too great.

Officer Amber Kynterle - Still considered a rookie in the Department, Kynterle's "new kid" mentality hasn't worn off. She's generally cheerful, lighthearted, and full of energy, which keeps her older male companions on their toes. Still a little naive, she starts every day looking forward to high speed chases and gun battles, without really understanding the kind of danger she's getting into every time she puts on her uniform.

Officer Chrissa Maxwell - As a brand new member on Zak's team, Maxwell is something of an unknown to the rest of her teammates. She has a cool, aristocratic manner, and remains aloof and impersonal with others around her. Although she seems exceptionally capable for a brand new Officer, she carefully guards her shadowy past and won't open up to those who would befriend her.

These are about half of the "main characters." In the interest of keeping posts to an easily readable length, I'll put up the second half in another post later on. Let me know what you think!

1 comment:

  1. This SF class has got me busy reading almost nonstop (a novel every 2 days or 5 short stories per day) in addition to two other classes and the research, but I haven't forgotten about your manuscript and I will probably get a chance to read through it the week of 18 July. It sounds like a good plot, though, and I'm looking forward to it. -Seth