Clyde in the Hot Seat: Because This Never Goes Well

Alucard from Hellsing (Best I could find)

Having to get the book ready to be released soon and starting school, I need a small break from the blog.  I can’t do that at the beginning of a month of promo posts (minus Thursdays), so I’m handing it off to Clyde today.

Clyde–  Wait.  Just like that?

Interviewer–  He made me to ask you questions with the hope people ask more in the comments.

Clyde–  They never do, but we’ll see what happens. Hit me.

Interviewer–  That doesn’t seem safe.

Clyde– Ask a question.  Do your job.

Interviewer–  I was made a few minutes ago.  Fine.  How do you feel about this being your second to last book?

Clyde–  It feels weird.  I mean, I spent nearly two decades in this guy’s head waiting for my chance to shine.  The Legends crew was being used that whole time because they were the starting point.  Now, I’m nearing the end of my story in the span of five years.  So, I’m kind of sad that I can’t go any longer.

Interviewer–  Would you like to?

Clyde–  Of course, but I know an ending needs to appear.  Gotta make room for the next guy and look back fondly at my time.  This sounds like we’re talking more about the finale than this one.

Interviewer–  Good point.  How’s married life treating you?

Clyde–  Nice way to reveal that Mab and I took the final step.  It’s good, but I haven’t noticed any differences.  We still act the same way.  I think we did it mostly to get people to stop asking us about it.  We were happy being a couple and partners, so the official thing never felt urgent.

Interviewer–  I thought it was a sign the war is ending.

Clyde–  No.  Although, I can see how that would happen.  Maybe it will prompt me to put more effort into ending this mess.  We’re trying really hard, but the battles are getting tricky.  They keep coming very close to drawing mortals into the action.  Chastity and Lost have been busy covering our tracks.  It’s strange because Xavier didn’t want to be noticed either.  He might be getting impatient and sloppy.

Interviewer– Wouldn’t revealing yourself help get assistance with the war?

Clyde–  I doubt it.  Mortals are going to see monsters battling each other.  They won’t be able to tell the difference between the sides because we’ll all come off as violent vampires.  You have to remember that my kind were always seen as predators and that’s not going to change with a simple hello in broad daylight.  It’s easier to reveal ourselves to the mortals once we’re done with Nyte.

Interviewer–  I hear you’re getting some new recruits.

Clyde– Got a few who are interesting.  Not much I can say about them because they have to prove themselves.  I like their energy . . . Most of the time.  The younger Dawn Fangs are beginning to idolize me a wee bit too much for my liking.  It can make things awkward, which is why I don’t leave Nytefall that often.

Interviewer–  Well, this has been fun, but I want to open the floor to the audience.  Are you willing to stay for questions?

Clyde–  I don’t have a choice here.

Interviewer–  True.

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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11 Responses to Clyde in the Hot Seat: Because This Never Goes Well

  1. L. Marie says:

    I have enjoyed this interview!
    You mentioned the young Dawn Fangs. Since you are a seasoned Dawn Fang, what is the one piece of advice you would give them?
    If your mind, what is the best case scenario as you contemplate the final chapter?


    • First, seasoned Dawn Fang sounds like a dragon’s Thanksgiving dinner. As for the advice, it’s really just to watch yourself and think before you act. Having mortal emotions means we can overreact, but that’s dangerous with our level of power. This is why Gregorio concentrates several lessons on self-discovery and emotional control.

      Best case scenario is that we defeat Nyte and can live in peace with the mortals. That’s the goal. Not going to think of much beyond that since it’s a lot.

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  2. I love the corniness behind this interview. Love the guy that was created to ask questions and the way they came right out and said so. It makes me happy.


  3. I enjoyed this, Charles, Clyde, and the Interviewer. A question for Clyde. Have you thought about what you are going to be doing after the finale? Although it is a book away I’m wondering if you have started making plans?


  4. Clyde, of all the opponents you’ve faced, which was the most difficult battle?


    • I know people will want something deep like my inner darkness or acknowledging my faults. Those were and are challenges, but I’m still going with Alastyre in ‘Savagery’. He’s the first, and so far only, opponent who I could say really beat me in a fair fight. I had to improve in order to best him during our rematch. That’s not easy when you’re able to split mountains with a single punch and haven’t had a real challenge in decades.

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