Every Monday in October, I’m going to present two characters from War of Nytefall to answer questions in the comments. Hopefully, this gets a lot of responses and we have some fun. To check out the books in this series, here are the links:
Starting everything off is the duo of Clyde and Mab. He is the progenitor of the Dawn Fangs, which are powerful vampires that can retain their powers in the sun. They also have heartbeats. This happened due to Clyde being executed by sun beams just as the Great Cataclysm struck, which transformed him. He was buried for 50 years before he was helped out and discovered his changes. After a betrayal, he created his own kingdom of Nytefall and declared war on the old-world vampires. Clyde is fairly violent and fears succumbing to the monster that lurks in his soul. Prior to all of this, he was a vampiric thief who ran a very infamous gang alongside . . .
Mab (Winthrop, but she hates her last name) is Clyde’s partner and the one who never lost faith in him surviving the Great Cataclysm. She is the first one he turned from an old-world vampire into a Dawn Fang. Although, it was an accident. Her powers are more thief-like than Clyde’s illusions and monstrous strength. She can enter shadows and travel through a side dimension to come out of another shadow. Her other powers are speaking with the dead and growing claws, which makes her a great stealth operative. (By the way, Mab shows up in 3 of the 4 interviews this month.)
The relationship between Clyde and Mab has been difficulty, especially since it spans more than a century. They began a short rivalry as thieves, but they swiftly joined forces after Clyde stole a corn-shaped necklace on a dare from Mab. For a while, they were a duo until Mab’s brother joined them along with some friends to add mercenary work to what was now becoming a gang. Many other vampires joined, including Chastity who specialized in blackmail. Eventually, Clyde and Mab became lovers, which lasted for a while until a misunderstanding led Chastity to believe she had permission to seduce Clyde in the form of Mab. They were caught and the relationship ended, but the partnership remained since they agreed they made a good team. The spark was still there, which is why Mab never lost faith in Clyde’s survival.
Now, the two of them are seen as the leaders of the Dawn Fangs even though they are only partners. Well, they may have become something more, but Mab isn’t big on forgiveness and Clyde has other things on his mind. So, ask whatever questions you want and see what they say. Have fun.