Ask a Character: Luke Callindor

So, I saw Briana Vedsted make a post where she interviewed a character from her book.  I thought was a genius idea and set out to do the same.  Unfortunately, I can never think of any questions to ask my characters beyond ‘why did you do that?’ or ‘are you trying to drive me insane?’  I’ve talked with them for so long that I don’t know what questions people would want to ask to make things interesting.

The answer is to leave things open for people to ask the characters a question and I’ll have them answer in the comments, making a big post the next day with all the questions, answers, and links to the askers’ blogs.   This might end up being a Tuesday to Wednesday event too if it goes well.

Let’s start this up at the top with Luke Callindor, the young hero of Beginning of a Hero.  The only child of Ilan and Vixen Callindor, he comes from the town of Haven.  He comes from a line of heroes that can be traced back to before the Great Cataclysm.  Thanks to his grandfather Talos ‘Doubleblade’ Callindor, Luke has been trained as a forest tracker.  Forest trackers are trained in dual weapon combat, tracking, and wilderness survival.  (Taking a punch like a champ isn’t something to be proud of, Luke.) Luke has recently set out to prove that he’s worthy of the fame that has been heaped on him since birth and that’s what leads to his first adventure.  Being eighteen and on his own for the first time, he isn’t quiet sure what he’s doing and has a habit of leaping before looking.  (Don’t even try to deny that, kid.)

That’s who we have in the hot seat, so ask away and see what happens.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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18 Responses to Ask a Character: Luke Callindor

  1. Okay Luke, I have a couple of questions for you:

    1. What is your favorite food?
    2. Have you ever regretted being born a Callindor? I mean, isn’t it hard, trying to live up to your family’s great name and being afraid you’ll let someone down?


    • Favorite food . . . I’ve been eating trail rations for the last 2 months, so right now it would anything that is actually cooked. I do have a weakness for honey candy, especially the high energy types that Jason makes.

      That one looks like a lot of questions. *rubs pommels of his sabers* I guess I only regretted being a Callindor when it got me either in or out of trouble. I’d get lost in the woods and people wouldn’t come looking for me because I was a Callindor and ‘that’s what they do’. Though, if I got lost in the woods with Alyssa, I’d get yelled at because, apparently, a Callindor is supposed to know better.

      I’m terrified of letting people down, especially since this is the first time I’ve been given the chance to live up to my family’s name. So, I’m well aware that I’m probably going to screw up more than I’d like. As long as all my friends come out alive and with all their parts attached, I think I’d call it a success.


  2. I admire a man that feels like he should prove he deserves that what is given to him. My question is: other than birthright, Luke, why DO you think you deserve it?


    • Nimby from background: Wake me when he’s done with this speech, Fritz.

      Fritz from next to him: I’m not staying awake for this. Wake us up, Aedyn.

      *Aedyn glowers at the halfling and gnome*

      Thanks, guys. The thing is that I don’t really think I deserve it right now. I can understand the expectations, especially since I’ve been training since the age of two. The actual fame that I get is entirely unfounded. I mean, you have several celebrities in your world that are famous for being born into the right family. That’s what I am now, but I’ve been trained to earn my own fame. My goal is to earn a reputation as a hero who just happens to be a Callindor. So, I really don’t believe my birthright should be cause for celebration. After all, Nyx is an orphan and she’s already earned a reputation as a powerful caster. She’s probably had an easy time than me because of the expectations put on me. Either that or everyone’s just scared she’ll set them on fire if they don’t respect her. It could go both ways with her. She isn’t here, right? We sent her to another studio, right?

      Aedyn from background: Did you really answer the questions somewhere in there?

      I think I did . . . just saying that I don’t deserve the fame, but don’t deserve the chance seemed like a partial answer.

      Nimby from background: So, I told you he’d make a speech.


  3. Kira says:

    Love this idea!! I actually might use this to deepen my character development. What better way to get to know a character than to ask him/her questions! Thanks for this post…you always have the neatest things on your blog 🙂


  4. Reblogged this on When I Became an Author and commented:
    Charles Yallowitz is interviewing his book characters, you should stop by and ask them a question or two!
    Or better yet, buy his book, Beginning of a Hero, available on!


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