As part of the Dark War Chronicles Blog Tour we are honored to be interview Lucius, one of the characters from Book One: In The Light Of The Moon (Release 6/11/13).
Stripped of all control, panther shifter Kassity has no choice but to be a killer for Lucius. Obeying the vampire was simply her way of life, until Jax comes to town and brings trouble with him. When she recognizes Jax as her fated mate, Kassity must deal with betrayal, secrets and Lucius in order to be with him.
With a war raging between all supernatural creatures Jaxon must decide who he is fighting for-and against. What started as a simple job turns into a complicated game of hearts when he meets Kassity, the woman he thought he was rescuing. But not everything is as it seems in Lucius' territory.
Welcome Lucius! To start off can you give us your full name and without giving too much away can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Lucius, that’s all you need to know about my full name. I come from Europe originally before I came to the Untied States under the instruction of a vampire named Zaaren. I’m a very old vampire, just one generation down from the Originals. I have an ever-loyal human by the name of Tegan and she has been with me since I was a young vampire. I worked hard for my territory here and intend to keep it at all costs.
Do you feel you were accurately portrayed in this book?
A.L. Kessler does a decent job at portraying me. I feel she softens some parts up, but she knows things about me that the readers do not yet. I can be much more terrifying than she leads everyone to believe.
If your story was made into a movie who would you like them to cast as you, Kassity, and Jax?
For me: James Callis, for Jaxon: *growls* Alex Pettyfer Kassity: Susan Coffey
Do you have a personal motto or favorite quote?
“I don’t believe in happily ever after, I believe in compromise.” Is the one A.L. Kessler has stuck to me. It is very true. As for a motto, “I protect what is mine.” I don’t care if that means lover, servant, killer, or someone who happens to get attached to one of my people. If I consider you mine in anyway I will protect you.
What is your strongest trait?
My determination to keep my territory and the power I’ve worked so hard for. It is what allows me to do what I must to keep people safe.
What is your weakest trait?
I am always suspicious. It makes me hard to negotioiate with and hard to get along with. I see the worst in people and the damage that they can do to me and mine.
Do you have any hobbies that we might find surprising?
What kind of hobbies do you expect a vampire to have? Kassity points out that I have a thing for collecting rare items, take that as you like. Archery is something that I find calming, but it’s not something I often get to take part in.
Do you see yourself as the villain or the good guy?
I see myself as a little bit of both. Things are not black and white in our world. There are certain situations where I have no choice but to be the bad guy and there are people who will not see past those choices. As the good guy, I truly do care for my people and there are those who see that. Tegan is truly the only person who sees me only as the good guy and that is because of our past together.
Do you think the fans will root for you?
I think some will, but I think there are those who will hate to love me and love to hate me.
In your opinion, what is one minor character in this book that we should keep an eye out for?
Without giving too much away there are two in this book that you should keep eye out for later, Coran and Sarah. Coran holds a special place in my people and Sarah well, she is part of Kass’ Clan.
Do you believe in happy endings?
That depends on what you classify as a happy ending. Do I believe people get some things that they want, yes, do I believe they get everything, no. That is why I believe in compromise, you give some you get some.
Will we be seeing you again in any future books?
Without a doubt, yes, even the books that don’t deal as much on the vampire side of things you will see me here and there. The series does take place in my territory after all, wouldn’t be complete without me.