Who are the characters in “Shadow of the Lion: Blood on the Moon”? Although I tried to be careful when I was developing them, drawing them out as best I could so they would seem as ‘real’ to the reader as they did to me, I’ve had a few requests to post visual pictures of them.berryjam.ru
There are a few marble busts or faces on coins that show more-or-less what they looked like in person. And for the fictional characters I’ve found a few drawings of costumes etc. In the cases of some characters I pin-pointed real live people who I thought might resemble the person and drew my descriptions from observing those people and describing their body-language, facial features etc.
I have been told by most of my readers that the characters are very ‘real’. In fact one of my critique readers called me up some time after she’d read the manuscript and asked “How is everyone?” I thought she meant our friends. But no, she meant the characters in the book. “I miss them,” she said. And frankly, I miss them too. As I wrote about them they became more real to me. And of course, most of them really were living people at the time of Alexander.
Here’s a few of the characters who I found portraits or sculptures of:
ALEXANDER & HEPHAESTION: The busts of Alexander and his faithful friend and companion Hephaestion.
ISKANDER: (Alexander IV) little is know about him but I did find this one cartouche drawing evidently in a Paris museum.
DEMITRIOS: The arrogant young son of Antigonos the One-Eyed.
SADU & OLD PEARL: The mahout from the Punjab and his elephant Old Pearl who guarded the royal tent.
RAJAH PORUS’ WARRIOR ELEPHANTS: