Luke & Fizzle: Friends From Beginning to End

Here we are again and this is a fan favorite.  Luke Callindor and Fizzle have been together since Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero.  Honestly, I’m not really sure I need to do any spoiler warnings here because the two of them have a rather simple relationship.  They’re close friends and have saved each other many times.  To be honest, I think Fizzle has done the rescuing more than been rescued.  In many ways, he has been Luke’s guardian angel too.

From the time Luke collided with Fizzle in Visindor Forest to their sharing of the Dark Wind Curse and beyond, these two have been inseparable without hanging off of each other.  Part of this is because Fizzle is a dragon and this is the first time he has had friends like this.  I mean, he’s had friends before, but he was always in his forest.  This time, he was willing to hand his duties off to his cousin and follow Luke on his big adventure.  It shows a close friendship and bond that has carried them through a lot.  Yet, neither of them really get sappy.

I’ve found this relationship interesting to write because both characters seem to take it as a given that they’re together.  Fizzle being a drite means that they aren’t going to go out for drinks, talk about women, plays games, or do anything that they would do with one of their own species.  Most times, you’ll have Luke with a drink and Fizzle with a pie.  This is another reason drites aren’t known for sticking with the city folk for very long.  A temporary curiosity that they eventually grow bored of and then they’re back to their forest.

Yet, Fizzle has stayed with the champions this whole time.  One reason is because he believes in what they are doing and knows that the entire world is at risk.  He has learned that more than Visindor Forest is at risk and has been inspired by Luke to be a hero for more than his corner of Windemere.  He has physically gravitated more toward Timoran because he’s the highest perch and Nyx who has the strongest aura.  This doesn’t mean Luke has been replaced as his closest friend since he ranks everyone in order of having met them.  Again, it’s become rather difficult to demonstrate their relationship because of how Fizzle operates.  One could even say friendships like this are foreign to him.

So, what about the relationship during Ritual of the Lost Lamb?  Oddly enough, Fizzle might turn out to be the sanest and most stable one.  A core part of his friendship with Luke is faith and this is reciprocated.  They have trouble believing that the other would ever be killed, which allows them to stave off despair when the other is in trouble.  Yes, Luke is being tortured and Fizzle is worried, but he believes the young warrior will come out alive like always.  Hard to say what would happen if he’s wrong though.  Visindor Forest might get a little darker then.

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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9 Responses to Luke & Fizzle: Friends From Beginning to End

  1. L. Marie says:

    Oh man. I have the feeling that this next book will be a very intense story.


  2. I always thought fizzle was the most sane and stable one.


  3. You start out fun, but it’s kind of foreboding at the end. Great way to pique my interest.


  4. I’ve always liked Fizzle, you should think about doing some short stories with him alone.


    • I’ve thought about it, but nothing has stuck yet. He works great in a group as supporting cast. Yet, something disappears whenever I make him go solo. I have the same issue with Fritz Warrenberg who people loved. Not really sure why they have trouble as the leads.

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