Ginny: So when I found out there was such a thing as the Alliance, I got to meet some new people. The Alliance is made up of angelborn (and one human, Aiden), who are descendants of the angel Grace. Their job is to protect humans from demonkind, and it’s made up of all sorts of people. Ari is one of the first I met, and I’m here to talk a bit about him. Here goes.
Ari is very confident. He comes from a big family. Not big as in size, he hasn’t got any siblings, but big as in important in the Alliance. Lots of family members who were Council leaders. Going back a ways. Which I guess lends some distinguishment to them. Although, that isn’t the same as being good leaders, is it? At least that showed in recent developments. Oops.
But Ari is quite proud of being who he is. Especially of being angelborn. He seems to think it makes him better than Aiden, who’s just a human. As if that is just “just.” I don’t see myself as any different, but I was raised thinking I was normal. I guess Ari wasn’t. To me, I think it’s about whether you’re a good person or not. But that’s me.
Ari is a good fighter, though I wouldn’t say he’s the best. But we don’t all need to be the best at everything we do. Which is nice for me since I’m rubbish at fighting. I still get winded. Ari was actually really nice to help teach me to use the kopis machete. It’s what I am most comfortable with now. Though I’m nowhere near his skills with it.
Ari travels a lot, on his own and with his family. I guess you could say he’s pretty well cultured. So that’s a good thing. But I do think he could broaden his social circle to include more normal people. Not everyone who thinks they are the best of the best. It’s good to be confident, but it would also be nice if he was humble as well.
When it comes to Aiden, Ari has a bit of a temper. I guess it’s a rivalry thing. You know how some people are. I think it’s just they are both the same age, so sort of natural rivals. At least in Ari’s eyes. Ari wants to be the best. It’s not surprising with how he was raised. But it can be a bit childish to deal with. Maturity is not based on age. I’ve learned that early on.
Well, that’s a bit about Ari. He’s 17, handsome, and clever. If you see a tall, pale blond wandering around, it’s probably him. Say hi if you feel inclined to. Just don’t tell him I sent you.
JK Allen wrote her first story when she first learned how to write and hasn’t looked back since. Common writing themes that can be found in her work address identity, everyday magic, and the type of strength that can be found in ordinary people. Several of her short stories and four poems are featured in anthologies. Angelborn is her first novel in her debut series with Heavenfire continuing the journey. She is currently working on the trilogy as well as several shorts, while researching for a new series in the works. Her reading tastes are as varied as the genres she enjoys writing, from Jane Austen to J.K. Rowling. When she’s not writing, you can find her painting, drawing, or lost in another world between the pages of a book. Or on Facebook.
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