Coming to the End of Their Road

Cover Art by Alison Hunt

I’ve voiced my awkward opinion on the finale for War of Nytefall.  Yet, I’m not the only one who has something to say.  Mostly it’s good-bye, but I’m sure the cast has some thoughts on coming to the end of their adventures.  Not all of them wanted to retire either, so there might be some moping.

Mab Winthrop–  I’m going first because I’m in a weird position.  Everyone knew I was going to survive since I show up in Legends of Windemere.  That means, I’m just kind of numb to this ending.  Feels odd knowing I go on while everyone else is waiting for a chance to cameo.  I mean, I’m going to miss being on the page and having stuff to do, especially since I had a lot of fun.  Not going to miss the pain.  Numb might be the best way to do it.

Titus Winthrop–  Really wish it didn’t have to end.  I wanted to have more adventures, but even immortals have to grow up at some point.  Life is going to be boring for me.  Be nice to show up again if possible.  Also if I survived the finale.

Bob–  I had so many more horses to show people.  There was one with icy skin and another that was fueled by garbage.  It smelled bad.  Maybe another time.

Lost–  *crying* I don’t want to go to bed!

Chastity Sullivan–  It was a pleasure meeting everyone.  While we weren’t around for as long as our predecessors, I hope we made an impact.  We definitely changed the face of Windemere.  Stop by for a drink and cookies if you’re in the area.

Gregorio Roman–  Every adventurer comes to the end of the road.  This is our finale and I’m proud of it.  We grew in front of your eyes and became more than the monsters we were at the beginning.  I can retire knowing that I followed a good path and am stronger than I was before.

Xavier Tempest–  Glad it’s over.  I wasn’t included nearly as much as I should have, which makes this series a travesty.  Clyde being the hero is ridiculous.  He’s nothing more than an abomination and anarchist.  You celebrate someone who tore down our old world for his own desires and vengeance.  Be happy if I never see any of you again.

Nadia Sylvan–  While I agree with my husband, it was nice to show that we had a side of the story too.  My only hope is that some people understand that we’re victims and not villains.  Wouldn’t you protect your people at all costs from a disease that threatens to turn them into abominations?  Though, the power is beneficial, so I can’t say the Dawn Fangs are truly monstrous.  They just need the right leadership.

Lou–  It was fun.  Bye.

Archillious–  Of course I’m not happy.  I can’t even remember the last time I killed someone or got a worthwhile fight scene.  Had to be a couple volumes ago.  Sure, I get that in Eulogy, but it doesn’t make up for the total insult to the Superior Archillious.  I demand a cameo in the next series!

Kenneth Decker–  Thank you for giving us your attention.  Hope we didn’t disappoint.

Kai Stavros–  Everyone is moody, but I’m content.  I showed what I was capable of and did my master proud.  If I had to do it all again, I wouldn’t change a thing.  Well, I might have pushed more to have Archillious executed instead of recruited.  Show some dignity, you psychopath.

Archillious–  Kiss my fang!

Lost–  *crying loud enough to drown out Archillious’s insults*

Stephanie Talon–  I have very little to say.  I do feel that my mistress deserved more, but I know her reasons.  You always look back thinking you should have done more too.  At least I was useful.  Who is left?




Clyde–  What?  If you think I’m going to be deep and sentimental then you clearly didn’t read my series.  Am I happy that I have to retire?  No because Luke Callindor got to be active for 19 years.  I got about 5 since there wasn’t a long pause between volumes.  Eh, it’s how it had to be considering how fast the ideas were flowing.  I’ll take pride in being highly inspirational and still being the one who is pictured when the author gets annoyed and imagines releasing his anger.  So, you people might not see me anymore, but know I’m still going to be around somewhere.  Always lurking in the shadows and waiting to see if I get another time to shine.  Enjoy the finale . . . If that’s what it really is.

Author–  Stop that, Clyde.  You’re upsetting Darwin.

Clyde–  Yeah.  Probably not a smart idea to antagonize that halfling.  Have fun with that agent of destruction and mayhem.  You people thought I was bad?  You haven’t seen anything yet.

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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6 Responses to Coming to the End of Their Road

  1. A super post, Charles. It brings these characters to life.


  2. I love this. I wrote one where I sent Lisa to the union hall to see who was available for Viral Blues. Characters really stick with us, and I understand completely.


  3. L. Marie says:

    So good! It must have been bittersweet to write. So hard to say good-bye to them.


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