Immortal Surrender -- Lucan Interview

Immortal Surrender
TOR Romance
(September 25, 2012)

Mass Market Paperback
ISBN-10:  0765367599
ISBN-13:   978-0765367594

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Interview with Lucan of Seacourt

Taken from the Fictitious Musings blog during the Immortal Surrender Blog Tour.

Name: Lucan of Seacourt
Profession: Templar Knight
Age: Over 8 centuries old
Hair: wasit-length ebony
Eyes: Storm Grey

So, Lucan, the second seraph has been revealed as Noelle and she is bound to Farran. Did it bother you the way he treated her?

Lucan: Aye, at times it did. He was harsher than necessary. I do understand the cause of his behavior, but ‘twas unfair to expect her to understand when she knew nothing..

In the end, are you satisfied now?

Lucan: He has not dishonored Noelle, though at times it seemed he would. Farran is most content, and his heart is light. I am indeed satisfied.

You talked in our last interview about how you are battling some serious suspicion, is it getting worse?

Lucan: As with all of us, the more darkness our souls absorb through the creatures we are bound to kill, what plagues us most becomes more troublesome. Aye, ‘tis ever present, milady. It shall not improve unless I am seen fit to be paired as well.

When you heard Anne saw Noelle’s death, how did you react?

Lucan: ‘Twas plain Farran posed the greatest threat. That he could not see the logic therein, near put us in combat with one another. She is a seraph. She was unoathed. ‘Twas foolish to take such risks.

While we’re on the subject of seraphs, since there have been two pairings now, do you have a stronger hope that you will be next?

Lucan: Stronger hope? I cannot say hope is the right emotion. Do I wish to be saved? Indeed, most certainly I do. I have not spent 8 centuries fighting only to lose my soul unto Azazel. But ‘tis not hope. I do not sit and wish for what has not been given to me, which is how I associate ‘hope’. Longing? Mayhap, if for no other reason than to escape this curse.

Do you think most of the knights feel that way?

Lucan: Aye, I would say most. In America at least. We are the eldest generations, those who have been battling the longest. Our souls are in poorer condition than the men who reside with Raphael in Europe. Most tire of the plague upon our persons. Most wish for salvation. But few dwell on the matter, and those who might do not make their thoughts known.

What would you do if Gabriel came to you today and said “Lucan, I have your seraph.”

Lucan: (He laughs.) Pray that my pairing is not as difficult as Farran or Merrick’s.

Gabriel hasn’t said this, has he?

Lucan: Milady, not that I am aware of.

One last question, then we’ll let you get back to duties. We met Iain briefly in Immortal Surrender. Do you know the man? How is he doing?

Lucan: Iain Donnelly has long been a respected member of the Order. ‘Tis shameful what he must endure now. He still recovers from the wounds he suffered. If he can recover from his eternal condemnation, he would be a stronger man than I.

Give him my best, if you have the chance. And thank you so much for donating some of your time. Godspeed, Lucan.

Lucan: (He stands, bows over my hand, and brushes a kiss to my knuckles.) And you as well, milady. Until we meet again.

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