Clyde Answers Your Questions! #fantasy #vampires

Cover Art by Alison Hunt

Here’s Clyde and all of his answers.  Check out more of his adventure in War of Nytefall: Lost on Amazon.

C.S. Boyack asked: Would Clyde ever take up something not fight related to help take the edge off?

It’s been suggested and I’ve tried a few things.  Meditation failed because being left with my own thoughts just made me twitchy.  Mountaineering resulted in me splitting a peak during a fight.  Hate to say it, but trouble seems to find me whenever I leave Nytefall.  I do think I’ll try to fit some stealing into my schedule once things settle down.  It isn’t much of a challenge due to my strength, but I can hold myself back at times.  Another option is to put rules on each heist such as doing it blindfolded, walking backwards through the whole thing, or trying to put the treasure back within minutes of setting off the alarms.  It won’t be easy since the battle lust is always there.

L.Marie asked: What would you describe as a real fight? What is the first quality you look for in a friend? What are some of the qualities you think a leader needs to be effective?

  1. It’s hard to describe a real fight.  I mean, each one can be different and that doesn’t make one more real than the other.  Personally, I prefer a challenge even if it’s not life-threatening.  It isn’t worth doing if I don’t have to work for a victory.
  2. That’s a tough one because I haven’t made any new friends in at least a century.  Common interests is what brought my gang and I together.  Even though we had different crimes of choice, we were still criminals and decided to work as a gang instead of solo.  There was a sense of loyalty though.  I do look for that even if it isn’t the first quality that catches my attention.
  3. Wish I knew, but I’m still figuring it out.  As a gang leader, I felt that it was very important for me to be active instead of staying in the hideout.  A leader needs to be an example to others.  Why bother following someone who isn’t willing to put their own life on the line?

Victoria Zigler asked: If you could go back in time and stop yourself and your gang from stealing from the Sun God’s temple, would you?

To be fair, my gang wasn’t part of that heist.  It was all me and they tried to get me out of trouble after the fact.  Many people would say that they’d change the past or do things differently, but I don’t think I would.  If I hadn’t gone into Durag’s temple then I wouldn’t have been set for an execution.  If I hadn’t been set for an execution then I wouldn’t have been hit by those spells as the Great Cataclysm hit.  That means I wouldn’t have become a Dawn Fang and probably have ended up as a special agent for Xavier in the whole vampire war.  I prefer how things turned out.

Deby Fredericks asked: With all the stress and conflict of being a leader, is there anyone you trust to be your second in command? Or what is your plan of succession in case you get stuck in some kind of situation?

The one I trust the most is Mab, who has been my partner for centuries.  So, she is my second in command without question.  That being said, I wouldn’t leave her in charge of Nytefall if something happened to me.  You think I’m in over my head with leading an entire species?  Mab would be a lot worse and probably hand it off to her brother before my body went cold.  Before anyone says anything, Dawn Fangs have beating hearts, so we feel warm to the touch.  Getting back to the main topic, I really don’t have a plan and I’m not really interested in making one right now.  I’m sure everyone here will figure out what to do if I die.

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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14 Responses to Clyde Answers Your Questions! #fantasy #vampires

  1. Excellent Q&A, Charles.


  2. I almost feel sorry for him. He was thrust into leadership, and it isn’t what he really wants.


  3. L. Marie says:

    Wow! Some really great questions and answers!


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