So immortality kind of lost its flare in that respect. It did hang on in the Writers Brain though. I love working with immortal entities. But I’ve developed my own set of reasons for each set-up as to why immortality isn’t a fantastic existence.
I prefer to have more dangerous reasons, not just that the heart will hurt. Though that is reason enough in itself. I like curses. I like dealing with the things beyond others control. The forced Immortality that made Armand such a memorable character in The Vampire Chronicles.
And I especially like putting that curse on characters who were, prior to the curse, good and decent people.
Say, like, honorable knights who fought for noble ideals.
Like maybe the Templar Knights… who were only guilty of the same curiosity all of us share. A curse, perhaps, you or I might suffer because we share the base fault of man.
Templar Knights who were decent, noble men who are now damned to fight for eternity, their souls growing ever darker, until they are shells of what they once knew and become knights veined with evil, destined to destroy all they’ve pledged themselves to.
Tor seemed to like that idea too, and the first book in The Curse of the Templars releases in January. The second in September.
In the meantime, if you comment below, and share your thoughts on what immortality would be like, I’ll draw a random name, and although you’ll have to wait just a bit longer, I’ll send you a signed copy of Immortal Hope. I’ll post the winner here along with follow up instructions.