Hello, everyone! Due to a few recent upheavals I have not yet formatted my latest author interview...and am now out of time. Therefore, this interview with the bad guy in the first four LORE books, and next week we'll hopefully be back on track.
(Recorded outside the entrance to the cave system contained within the Stairs Mountains on Valaris)
Blue: My lord, a word please?
Margus: Who are you?
Blue: Folk call me Blue and I record the words of others.
Margus: You are akin to a reporter?
Blue: I am surprised you know what a reporter is.
Margus: I did not attain adulthood in a vacuum. My homeworld was advanced. How did you get here? Can you not see Valaris is about to enter a state of war? What do you want? I should kill you now and be done with this distraction.
Blue: Sometimes one needs take the risk for posterity. You may not win this thing you are engaged in. I may never speak to you again.
Margus: You definitely will not be speaking to me again. I do admire your courage, however. You have two minutes.
Blue: How are you called and where do you come from?
Margus: I am Margus and I come from a world beyond the Rift.
Blue: We've heard a tear erupted in space. And we also heard you brought an army with you.
Margus: My soltakin, yes.
Blue: The term is new to me. What is a soltakin?
Margus: A wraith. A soul without a body. It appears as a shadow and its touch is deadly. It hates and its sole purpose is to kill. It wants, above all, to extinguish the light in everyone and everything. Creatures after my own heart.
Blue: What is you plan for Valaris?
Margus: Valaris will be mine.
Blue: Was that Infinity I saw with you a few minutes ago? Have you made a deal with her?
Margus: Your time is over.
Blue: Please answer the question…and one other. I shall be on my way after.
Margus: I want the dara-witch’s darklings under my control. The deal I made with Infinity will last only as long as it takes to achieve that. Then? Use your imagination.
Blue: Yes, she is hard to abide, isn't she? Few will mourn her passing, I think.
Margus: Your final question.
Blue: Who is Margus the man?
Margus: I am no longer a man. Your question has no relevance.
Blue: What are you?
Margus: I am the Darak Or, little girl. Now get from my sight before I prove exactly what that is.
(Blue River Frond decides to leave then. She never does speak to Margus again.)