March 27, 2014

Character Interview: Bagsu from Eternal Tuat @authorvsnelson #RLFblog #historical

Eternal Tuat 

About the Book

Title Eternal Tuat – Sekhmet's Guardians – Book 4 – Bagsu's Story
Genre: Historical/Paranormal
Author Name V. S. Nelson
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): Entire series is R (adult)
Bagsu, his name alone strikes fear in the Guardian Nation.
What can cause one twin son, destined to take his father's place as a priest, turn evil and lead a crusade to dominate the human race while the other fights to save mankind.
Finally, secrets are revealed in this tell-all adventure which takes the reader back in time 6,000 years to the land of New Tuat. Experience first hand Bagsu growing up with Sekhmet's ancients, long before they became immortal, when twin brothers were the best of friends and united as family.

Buy This Book

Eternal Tuat – coming this spring to Amazon and other fine stores where books are sold. Please check her Amazon author page for release date: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00AXYLHF0

Interview with Bagsu, son of the High Priest Aapehti and Kheri

What is it that you want, but cannot have? Authors call this the conflict of the story.
In the beginning Nefer-her; later my legs.
What's your internal limitation? Meaning, what is it about you that makes it so you cannot do what it is you need to do during this story?
Nefer-her and I shared several years enjoying life together before she officially became a woman and before she began her training as a priestess of Isis. I should have married her then... before she joined the Vestal order, but her duty, as was mine was elsewhere.
I'm not sure if it's internal or not, but I'll answer your question as best as I can. Growing up I believed I was destined to follow in my father's footsteps; his choice, not mine. As I grew, I developed a need to be more and I worked hard at it. My body developed and I strived to be everything everyone wanted me to become, including myself. With my eyes cast in another direction, I had full intent of joining the most precious school of fighters our world had to offer... then the accident happened. My world came to a complete halt at that point.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
I no longer have any doubt or expectations, but as a child and young man I suppose that would be my naivety.
Tell us about your significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
Nefer-her has long since turned to dust, although her memory is never far from my thoughts. Not only was she physically beautiful, she was the kindest most loving person I've ever met. She was my world and I will never have another.
What would that person say about you?
She never was one to talk about other people, but knowing Nefer-her as well as I did, I can only imagine what she would say to me and that would be to forgive myself... but you know, that's something I can't do. Not now, not ever.
What is your family like?
The family I have today is much different than the one I grew up with. Today, my brethren would be considered cold, vindictive and determined on destroying the human race.
What special skills do you rely on?
Everything Set granted me when he turned me into an immortal.

About the Writer

Why did you choose to write about this character?
I had several books written and planned out for my series, Sekhmet's Guardians, long before Bagsu's story came about. It was actually a critique partner who casually made the suggestion I should share Bagsu's complicated story with my readers. After reviewing the pages upon pages of notes I had on him it became evident there was way too much information to merely insert as back story into another book. So Eternal Tuat – Bagsu's story was born.
Was there anything you discovered about this character that was a surprise to you?
Make no mistake about it, Bagsu is as evil as they come. He's killed, raped and plundered without a conscious thought. Seeing him as a happy well-adjusted child who wouldn't hurt a fly was quite a shocker. I've even grown to love what he once was and like Jennifer, the leader of the Guardian's Blades, I hope some day he will find peace and redemption.
When you wrote about this character, what made you the most happy? What made you the most sad?
It's not uncommon for me to laugh or share a few tears when writing. I laughed at Bagsu's s innocence when he received his first kiss, I applauded his heroics like I would any fine gentleman and I wept like a baby at his personal loss.
Are any sequels planned for this book?
Eleven books were originally scheduled to make up the series, Sekhmet's Guardians. Three of those were released for publication in 2013. Three more are scheduled for 2014 beginning with Bagsu's story, this spring.
For those who are not familiar with the series, all of the books with the exception of two historicals take place in modern times. Bagsu's story is the first of those two historicals.
It's unusual combining modern and historicals in one series, but as I mentioned above, there is a tremendous amount of back-story (6,000 years to be exact) to cover, it only made sense to write them as historicals. Books 4 & 5 in the series both pick up at the ending of book 3, Eternal Blades. One takes you back... on a journey with Bagsu (Book 4) while Eternal Life (Book 5) moves forward in time with Michael, the Guardian's physician.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers?
VS Nelson
Perhaps just a bit more regarding the series if you have no objections. The books are not limited to one couple or one romance. The characters from the previous books in the series continue into the next, much like a night-time premium channel series. More recently, I've heard reviewers compare to my books to Game of Thrones. I believe this is because of the way they are written, not based on content or time frame. Everyone of the books is considered a stand alone and for the most part are written that way, but personally, I feel the reader would become more invested in the cast of characters if they read them in order .
Kayelle, thank you so much for having Bagsu (and me) on Romance Lives Forever. It's one of my favorite blogs and I consider it an honor to be here. Sincerely, V

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting Bagsu and I today. Keeping him controlled for interviews isn't always easy. So happy he was able to make an appearance without draining someone dry. V

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    1. I was glad to have you both here. :)

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