Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Resistance Anniversary Celebration–Random Facts Post #1

I’m getting this up kind of late because I only just sat down to write it this morning. My excuse is that I was gone most of the day yesterday from seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron, which was fantastic by the way, and didn’t have time to get it written up ahead of time. So, I thought I’d tie today’s post in with that. I’m going to talk a little bit about Aaron, one of the new characters that was introduced in The King’s Scrolls. How does that tie in with Avengers, you ask? Well, because my “casting” choice for Aaron has always been Jeremy Renner.


Even though people don’t dress like this in Ilyon, I still imagine Aaron being cool like this in a fantasy sort of way. ;) As some of you may know already from posts such as this one, Aaron was initially inspired by The Bourne Legacy. If I had not gone to see the movie when it first came out, Aaron probably wouldn’t be part of the story, and I’m not even sure how that would have worked out since his character has a big part in bringing together certain characters and circumstances that were crucial to the plot of TKS. I should have known it would happen though, since he floated around in my head for days, insisting on being in the story before I even saw the movie and made my decision.

So, to see the movie yesterday was great fun. To see people I’ve cast as my own characters always gives me a boost of creativity and excitement for the characters. And I won’t give away any spoilers for anyone who hasn’t seen Age of Ultron yet, but Hawkeye’s storyline in this one was . . . *squeals* Yes, it was awesome and totally unexpected, which I was thrilled about. I love all the Avengers, but Hawkeye is up near the top of the list.


And Aaron’s bow skills in Ilyon Chronicles may or may not have been partially inspired by Avengers. ;) Another thing about seeing the movie yesterday is that it was perfect timing. Aaron just so happens to have a rather big part in book five, which I’m currently writing. (There’s a bit of a sneak peek for ya.) Now I have all kinds of inspiration to go on as I write his storyline. So there you go, a little bit of Ilyon randomness for the day. What do you think? Do you like Jeremy Renner as Aaron? Or do you picture someone entirely different? After all, they say no two people read the same story. We all have very unique imaginations. That’s why I sometimes tell my mom that I wish I could read my stories without knowing anything about them, just so I could see what it would be like. ;)

Don’t forget to check out all the other posts from the Resistance Anniversary Celebration. I’ve got the whole schedule and special anniversary giveaway here.


  1. I just saw AofU last night as well, and Hawkeye moved up hugely on my favorites list. His story, wow, that was unexoected, and utterly charming. It kind of made the movie for me.

  2. I think this is the most perfect casting choice I have ever seen. I really really liked Aaron and now I love him even more. Can't wait to see more of him!!
    And yeah, Hawkeye is pretty much at the top of the favorites list after that movie!

  3. I'm not sure how I pictured Aaron when I first read TKS, but now I can't separate him from Renner.

  4. *heart flutters* This post just made me really happy. <3