Monday, June 03, 2013

Character Profile Dimitri Reznak from King’s Crusade by AD Starrling

Character Profile Dimitri Reznak

Hello and thank you for having me on your blog!

Today, I am pleased to feature the profile of one of the characters from King’s Crusade, the second novel in my supernatural series Seventeen. I normally compile a bio for the main characters of every book that I write, starting initially with their basic physical description and age. This bio grows as I write the novel and each character tells me more about him/herself. Note that Dimitri’s profile is based on the story taking place in 2010.

Name: Dimitri Gustav Reznak

Date & place of birth: Ancient Kingdom of Bohemia, currently located in Czech Republic, 1212. 798 years old. 

Physical description: 5ft 8in, dark eyes and hair, heavy set built.

Skills/exceptional abilities: Excellent swordsman and gunman. Excellent tactician. 

Family background: A Crovir noble. Parents deceased. No siblings. Godfather to Alexa King.

Marital status: Widower. 

Occupation: Head of the Crovir Immortal Culture and History Section. Member of the Crovir First Council. 

Likes: Boxing, Cuban cigars (H.Upmann), archaeological digs, chess, classical music, hunting, politics.

Dislikes: Fast cars, fast food, modern music, treasure hunters. 

Weapons: Glock 19 pistol. 

Car: Jaguar XJ X351. 

Miscellaneous facts: Is best friend with Victor Dvorsky, the Head of the Order of Bastian Hunters. They met during the Hundred Years’ War between the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of France, where they fought each other at the Battle of Crécy in 1346. Became temporary Head of the Order of Crovir Hunters after the death of Agatha Vellacrus in 2010, following a battle to avert a second immortal war. Discovers Alexa on the battleground at Narva in 1700. His life-long ambition is to discover the true history and origins of the immortal races, and the secrets of Alexa’s past. Was one of the authors of the original peace treaty that ended the first immortal war. Owns a Gulfstream jet G280.
Important people in his life: Alexa King, Victor Dvorsky, Lucas & Anna Soul, Marie and Tom Fawkes, Sidney Carrington. 

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Happy reading, writing, and blogging you all!

AD Starrling

King’s Crusade
Seventeeen Series Book 2
AD Starrling

Genre: Supernatural thriller

The perfect immortal warrior.
A set of stolen, priceless artifacts.
An ancient sect determined to bring about the downfall of human civilization.

The exciting, action-packed follow-up to Soul Meaning and the second installment in the supernatural thriller series, Seventeen.

When a team of scientists unearth scriptures older than the Dead Sea Scrolls in a cave in the Eastern Desert mountains in Egypt, a mystery lost to the tides of time is uncovered. Heading the expedition is Dimitri Reznak, the Head of the Crovir Immortal Culture & History Section. But the monumental discovery is spoiled by evidence of looting and half the priceless artifacts Reznak has been seeking for centuries have disappeared.

Alexa King is a covert agent for the Crovir First Council. When she is approached by her godfather for a mission that could help elucidate the enigma of her lost past, she finds herself delving into the dangerous and shadowy world of secret religious societies. Assigned by Reznak to assist her is Zachary Jackson, a gifted human and Harvard archaeology professor.

In their search for the missing artifacts, King and Jackson stumble upon the existence of a deadly sect whose origins are as mystifying as the relics they are searching for. From North Africa to the doors of Vatican City itself, they unveil a centuries-old plan that aims to shatter the very structure of civilized society.

With the help of Reznak and a group of unexpected allies, King and Jackson must stop the enemy and uncover the astonishing truth behind the missing artifacts and King’s own unearthly origins before all is lost.

Soul Meaning
Seventeen Series Book One
AD Starrling

Genre: Supernatural thriller

ISBN: 978-0957282605

Number of pages: 420
Word Count: 108,187

Cover Artist: Streetlight Graphics

Book Description:

A half breed immortal. An international manhunt. A race against time to stop a terrifying plot that threatens to kill millions. The gripping, action-packed debut novel by AD Starrling and the first in the supernatural thriller series Seventeen.

‘My name is Lucas Soul.
Today, I died again.
This is my fifteenth death in the last four hundred and fifty years.’

The Crovirs and the Bastians. Two races of immortals who have lived side by side with humans for millennia and been engaged in a bloody war since the very dawn of their existence. With the capacity to survive up to sixteen deaths, it was not until the late fourteenth century that they reached an uneasy truce, following a deadly plague that wiped out more than half of their numbers and made the majority of survivors infertile.

Soul is an outcast of both immortal societies. Born of a Bastian mother and a Crovir father, a half breed whose very existence is abhorred by the two races, he spends the first three hundred and fifty years of his life being chased and killed by the Hunters.

One fall night in Boston, the Hunt starts again, resulting in Soul’s fifteenth death and triggering a chain of events that sends him on the run with Reid Hasley, a former US Marine and his human business partner of ten years. When a lead takes them to Washington DC and a biotechnology company with affiliations to the Crovirs, they cross the Atlantic to Europe, on the trail of a French scientist whose research seems intrinsically linked to the reason why the Hunters are after Soul again.

From Paris to Prague, their search for answers will lead them deep into the immortal societies and bring them face to face with someone from Soul’s past. Shocking secrets are uncovered and fresh allies come to the fore as they attempt to put a stop to a new and terrifying threat to both immortals and humans.

Time is running out for Soul. Can he get to the truth before his seventeenth death, protect the ones he loves and prevent another immortal war? 

About the Author:

AD Starrling was born on the small island nation of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean and came to the UK at the age of twenty to study medicine. After five years of hard graft earning her MD and another five years working all of God’s hours as a Paediatrician, she decided it was time for a change and returned to her first love, writing.
Soul Meaning is her debut novel and the first in a supernatural thriller series entitled Seventeen. She currently lives in Warwickshire in the West Midlands, where she is busy writing the second novel in the series while drinking gallons of tea.
 She still practises medicine. AD Starrling is her pen name.

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