In an attempt to give a little information, I thought that I'd offer up some character creation insight into the folks who occupy my brain and writing. I’ll post about a different one each week. For the first one, I left it up to my 12 year old daughter to choose, and like so many others, she chose Luc. Join me as I attempt to delve into this complex soul and by far, my favorite character to write.
How did Luc come to life? I would love to say he was always right there, up in my face and demanding attention, but sadly no…Luc sort of his in the shadows until he felt it was time to poke me in the eye and say “Here I am!”
When Luc first arrived, he was intended to be a counter balance to Michel. Michel was sweet, gentle; he had Maggie’s best intentions at heart. He seemed to be willing to do anything and everything he could to keep Maggie safe and protected. As a character that appeared so selfless, I felt the need to offer up a darker version of this Prince.
When we first meet Luc, he’s strolled into The Trust, wanting to know where his motorcycle is. He comes off as cynical, self absorbed, dare we say it? Conceited? It’s Luc who first gets Maggie to bring forth her powers, using his innate ability to aggravate her to the point of enlisting her fire. And Luc continues to do just that throughout book one. He makes Maggie angry, frustrated, and every time he does, her fire shows itself. I guess we would initially, without reading book 2, we’d think that was a bad thing…
When I think of Luc, I see a guy who hides, or tries to hide, his emotions deep inside himself. He sees emotions as a weakness, something that could be used against him and those he cares for. And as a soldier, that would be the right thing to do…one would think. But like a cancer, those emotions begin to eat at him.
I like to think of Luc as a reluctant hero. In book one, he wants to see his brother and Maggie happy, really happy, but that is in opposition to what he wants. It takes a strong man to set aside his feelings for the good of another. Luc does just that.
At the end of book 1, we finally get to hear Luc utter those words he has bit back on. He sets off to do what he thinks will make Maggie happy, again setting aside his feelings.
But how long can someone disregard their own feelings? How strong can one soul really be?
I see a ton of growth in Luc. Once he sets his emotions free and accepts what Destiny has given him, he cherishes it…and he will fight to his last ounce of energy is taken from him, to protect it.
Luc is fierce, determined, sarcastic, and...in love. It is my honor to write this character, who has grown beyond that snide sibling in book one.
Lisa C. Morgan
author, mother, reader, fangirl, harbinger of doom, and extreme nerd