Friday, April 24, 2015

The WOVEN A to Z Challenge: U is for Ulrich!

I dedicate this A to Z Challenge to Tina Downey, one of the A to Z Challenge founders and one of the brightest bloggers who sadly left us last year. Harder still, she was in a secret support group that I'm part of. The best way I can honor Tina, who was excited about and never had the opportunity to read my debut, I've teamed up with Father Dragon to present short bios and character portraits from Woven. I'll write the bios and all art is created by Al Diaz. I hope you enjoy this visual tribute to our friend, Tina.

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U is for Ulrich

The father that Nels never knew, Ulrich was a favored knight of Avërand and a truly influential and good friend to King Lennart when he was a prince. A mystery to many since his origins are unknown, Ulrich worked hard as a stable boy until he earned his place in the knighthood. Not every person enjoyed his charm and success, which some say led to his tragic, premature end.
 
Tomorrow: V is for the Vagas


To learn more about Woven, please visit Wovenbook.com

I'm David, and "give your life to your subjects, not for them ..."

22 comments:

  1. Nels was following the destiny set by his father although he didn't know it.
    Great drawing, Al!

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  2. I have been following your posts all this challenge. I haven't said much but I am now convinced to pick up Woven.

    Running over to Amazon now (so I can read it on my phone!).

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    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Vampires
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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  3. Dang jealousy. I felt so bad for Nels's mom.

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  4. Yes, I felt sorry for Nels' mom too. Another great drawing.

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  5. Woven will be a fascinating read. Your drawings and descriptions are captivating.
    Play off the Page

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  6. He died? Now that sucks but explains why Nels didn't know him. I really need to read Woven. It's on my list, trust me!

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  7. Ah, no wonder Nels wanted to be like his dad.

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  8. So did you guys name your characters to fit the AtoZ? Quite clever.

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  9. Stopping by from the #atozchallenge 2015! Thanks for visiting me.Congratulations on making it past the first half of the challenge.
    Great post. I'm following you on your listed social media sites.
    J @JLenniDorner

    Fantastic post. Good drawing as well.

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  10. I loved Ulrich, though every time I read about him I was sad that he wasn't actually in the book. Reading about him left me with a bittersweet feeling.

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  11. I've wondered, since I finished the book, if you and Michael have thought of doing Ulrich's story, a prequel of sorts to answer all those questions you brought out in us! Lisa, co-host A to Z Challenge 2015 and http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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  12. He sounds so heroic and quite a sad character

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  13. Hmmm, interesting. He had a bit of a drive, eh?

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  14. Thanks for this unusual post.

    Participating in
    Out of Africa - Topics from A to Z

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  15. Sometimes it's true that the good are taken too soon.

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  16. Loved the sketch of Ulrich ... that's a very different name.

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