Character Interview: Race
Today on the blog I am chatting with Race from Mary Lindsey's Shattered Souls. Race is one of the "Protectors." This means he has been kicking butt for more time than you or I could imagine. I was really interested to see what he thought about the world and the changes he has seen. Thanks to Mary for making this inter view possible.
What is the absolute best part of being a Protector and why?
I love working for the Intercessor Council. I get to kick butt and cool stuff like that.
You've lived through many different time periods. Which was your favorite and what made it so great?
I like this time period the best because of the video games and the short skirts and shorts that girls wear.
If you knew nothing of the world of Protectors what would your ideal job be? Why would it be a good fit for you?
A fitness trainer or boxer. I like working out and sparring.
Throughout the different times you've lived many things have changed. What inventions are you most thankful for?
Well, since part of my job is to treat Speakers medically, I like the new medical technology. Antibiotics and sterilizing techniques have made a huge difference in my job. Oh, and cell phones—those make things really simple compared to the old days.
Is there any thing that has gone out of style or is no longer available that you miss?
I miss lengthy dinners. I liked those. I also liked it when chicks used to wear their hair up in fancy styles. Yeah. That.
About Shattered Souls:
A thrilling debut story of death, love, destiny and danger
Lenzi hears voices and has visions - gravestones, floods, a boy with steel gray eyes. Her boyfriend, Zak, can't help, and everything keeps getting louder and more intense. Then Lenzi meets Alden, the boy from her dreams, who reveals that she's a reincarnated Speaker - someone who can talk to and help lost souls - and that he has been her Protector for centuries.
Now Lenzi must choose between her life with Zak and the life she is destined to lead with Alden. But time is running out: a malevolent spirit is out to destroy Lenzi, and he will kill her if she doesn't make a decision soon.
About the Author:
Mary Lindsey's debut young adult novel, SHATTERED SOULS, is scheduled for release December 8, 2011 from Philomel/Penguin.
Having received a B.A. in English literature with a minor in drama from the University of Houston, she currently teaches acting to children and teens at a private studio in Houston, Texas.
Mary lives with her husband, three kids, two dogs, her daughter's pet rats, an Australian Bearded Dragon, and dozens of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches.
She is represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette from the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.