Author has written 3 stories for Harry Potter, and King Arthur.
Okay, about me...To state the obvious: I like writing. I haven't shown it to anybody until now, though. So all reviews are very welcome, just don't make me cry ;) No, seriously, constructive criticism is very much appreciated.
Reading is one of my favourites things too, don't care what type of book it is, anything with pages in it will do fine...
When I'm not behind my computer or inside a book, I actually go to class. I'm an English student finishing my MA, so that's why I write my stories in English. If you come across some weird sentences, it's likely I was thinking in Dutch at the moment and I mixed it up. Happens a lot by the way and you get really strange looks from people when you suddenly switch from Dutch to English... Anyway, please point them out to me!
What else is there to say about me? My favourite ice-cream flavours are banana and pistachio. I hate cheese, which is pretty stupid for someone from Holland ) and my favourite sports are swimming and gymnastics. I am an absolute coward when it comes to scary movies. Most of the time I stick my fingers in my ears and hide behind a pillow.
I'm a fan of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings - both films and books. Other writers that I like: Guy Gavriel Kay, Robin Hobb, Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees, George R.R. Martin, Jasper Fforde, Isabel Allende, Raymond Feist, Ian McEwan and Thea Beckman.
Favourite films: Butterfly Effect, Finding Nemo, Little Mermaid ( I know, I know, I can't help it - Sebastian rocks!) , King Arthur, Mona Lisa Smile, Chocolat, Love Actually, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead, Shrek, Life of Brian & Holy Grail, Shakespeare in Love, Wallace and Gromit, English Patient, State of Grace, Het Schnitzelparadijs, Memento, Four Brothers, Sin City, Ice Age, Shouf Shouf Habibi, and Bridget Jones! I'm addicted to Men in Trees, Grey's Anatomy, Ugly Betty, and Rome.
"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who only dream by night."
Guildenstern: I think I have it. A man talking sense to himself is no madder than a man talking nonsense not to himself.
Rosencrantz: Nor do I, really. It's silly to be depressed by it. I mean, one thinks of it like being alive in a box. One keeps forgetting to take into account the fact that one is dead, which should make all the difference, shouldn't it? I mean, you'd never know you were in a box, would you? It would be just like you were asleep in a box. Not that I'd like to sleep in a box, mind you. Not without any air. You'd wake up dead for a start, and then where would you be? In a box. That's the bit I don't like, frankly. That's why I don't think of it. Because you'd be helpless, wouldn't you? Stuffed in a box like that. I mean, you'd be in there forever, even taking into account the fact that you're dead. It isn't a pleasant thought. Especially if you're dead, really. Ask yourself, if I asked you straight off, "I'm going to stuff you in this box. Now, would you rather be alive or dead?" naturally, you'd prefer to be alive. Life in a box is better than no life at all, I expect. You'd have a chance, at least. You could lie there thinking, "Well, at least I'm not dead."
"Denial. It's not just a river in Egypt. It's a freakin' ocean."
Further addictions include books, shoes, earrings, and DVDs and having deep and meaningful discussions with my friends about important issues such as why having thirty pairs of shoes is an absolute necessity and which actor you'd like to have wrapped up as a present and delivered at your front door. At moments like these my male friends tend to ignore the female ones. Or start talking about soccer really loudly. You gotta love 'm.
List of Characters for Summer Storm
Arwel – Commander of lord Meirion’s forces. Fallen out with Eirian and cast out of Caer Brannum.
Dinadan – Briton scout, second-in-command in Tristan’s scout company, retired soldier from Roman army.
Eirian – Eldest daughter of Meirion and Elen. Widow of Ifan, a Cymru noble. Heir of Caer Brannum.
Elen – Meirion’s late wife. Died eleven years before the beginning of story.
Fflur – Wife of Galahad, eldest daughter of Bors and Vanora.
Gingalin – Gawain’s eldest son.
Griflet – Young Briton warrior and scout in Tristan’s company.
Heledd - Cook in charge of the kitchens at Caer Brannum.
Hoel – Young knight of the Round Table.
Ifan - Eirian's late husband. Got thrown off his horse and died of a broken neck five months before beginning of story. Aged twenty-four.
Ithel - Eirian's chief advisor.
Llew - Rhodri's second-in-command.
Lovell – Gawain’s youngest son.
Meirion – Late lord of Caer Brannum, a fertile fief to the south-east of Arthur’s kingdom, vassal to Arthur. Died two months before beginning of story.
Ragnell – Wife of Gawain.
Rhodri - Eirian's military commander. Took over Arwel's position after preventing him from compromising Eirian into a marriage.
Tegwen – Youngest daughter of Meirion and Elen. Sister to Eirian. Thirteen years of age.
Tor – Young Briton warrior and scout in Tristan’s company
List of Characters for Past, Present and Future (Spoilers!)
Agron - Very young assassin in Maurus's service. Isabelle hopes to save him, but he is killed by Lancelot in battle.
Amalric - Maurus's slave and assassin. Attacked Isabelle at the Wall. Killed by Tristan.
Amarante - Greek slave to Maurus. Poison maker. Murdered Cornelius Claudius with cyanide. Freed by Arthur, returned to homeland.
Andrivete - Thracian woman. Formal mistress of Julius Septimus, Arthur's predecessor. Lived at the Wall. Became Kay's lover. Moved to Rome with Septimus when he retired. Involved in Pelagian heresy. Returned to the Wall, on the run from Germanius.
Anna - Isabelle's older sister. Died aged nineteen, two years before beginning of story.
Anwen - The name Isabelle adopted when she was a slave to Maurus.
Aulus Cassius - Commander of Arbeia, the coastal fort at the Wall.
Bedivere - Closest friend of Kay's. Served under Uther Castus, Julius Septimus, and Arthur Castus. Killed by Woads after thirteen years of service.
Behruz - Aulus Cassius's second-in-command at Arbeia. Comes from area near the Tigris river. Joins Arthur on his journey to Maurus. Killed by Cison, one of Maurus's assasins.
Briar - Maurus's slave and second-in-command. Assassin. Killed by Arthur.
Celia - The knights' maid. Former maid of Andrivete.
Cison - One of Maurus's assassins. Very small and fast man. Kills Behruz, before being beheaded by Lancelot.
Claire/Clara - Was with Isabelle and Anna when they went missing. Sold as a slave by Claudius. Later revealed to be sold to Andrivete. Moves to the Wall with Andrivete.
Claudius - Slave trader who bought Claire, Isabelle and Anna. Sold the latter two to Darius.
Cornelius Claudius - Former commander in Rome's army. Moved to Rome when he retired and became involved in Pelagian heresy. Fled to Britannia when fellow heretics were being assassinated. Murdered with cyanide by Amarante on Germanius's orders.
Darius - Trains slaves to be assassins. Isabelle and Anna stayed at his estate for five years. Anna committed suicide while in training with him. Sold Isabelle to Maurus.
Dilys - Household slave to Maurus. Freed by Arthur and moved to the Wall. Worked as laundress. Killed by Saxons during the raid on the fort.
Dinadan - A Briton scout at Pons Aelius. Joins Arthur on his journey to Maurus.
Gaius Avitus - Commander of the fort Pons Aelius. Old friend of Uther Castus, Germanius, Pelagius and Julius Septimus. Murdered by Kallias on orders of Germanius.
Gareth - Gawain's cousin. Grew up with him in Sarmatia. Served under Julius Septimus. Killed by Woads after three years of service.
Gervasius - Thracian man Andrivete married after Julius Septimus's death. Killed in the wars in Thracia.
Gethin - A Briton scout at Pons Aelius. Joins Arthur on his journey to Maurus.
Guillaume - Isabelle's older brother. Was not in the caves when Isabelle and Anna went missing. As far as Isabelle knows, he is still alive.
Isabelle - Former slave and assassin, freed by Arthur, lives at fort. Works as an aid for a merchant named Berwyn. Sixteen at beginning of story.
Julius Septimus - Commander before Arthur, and after Arthur's father, Uther Castus. Trained Arthur as a child. Friend of Germanius, Uther Castus, Pelagius, and Gaius Avitus.
Junius Livius - Commander of Pons Aelius after Gaius Avitus died. Joins Arthur on his journey to Maurus.
Kallias - Greek slave and assassin. Friend of Isabelle's, but turned on her when offered his freedom in exchange for her death. Killed by Tristan.
Kay - Retired knight who stayed at the Wall and became a blacksmith. Served under Uther Castus, Julius Septimus, and Arthur. Used to be Andrivete's lover. Close friend of Isabelle's. Killed by Saxons in the raid on the fort.
Lamorak - A Briton legionnaire at Pons Aelius. Joins Arthur on his journey to Maurus.
Landulf - One of Maurus's assassins. Works together with Thiadrad. Severely injures Gawain before being killed by him and Tristan.
Maredudd - Village elder of the village where Arthur's mother came from.
Morgan - A Woad high up in Merlin's ranks. Uses lake near the Wall to travel between different times. Advises Merlin on strategy based on what she's seen. Offers to take Isabelle and Claire home.
Maurus Tertius Tullius - Bastard son of Roman senator. Accepts contracts for murders, which his slaves carry out for him. Owner of Isabelle, Amarante and Oona, among others. Killed by Bors.
Oona - Household slave to Maurus. Stitches up Gawain and is freed by Arthur. Moves to the Wall and works as a laundress and barmaid. Killed by Saxons during the raid on the fort.
Percival - Galahad's older brother. Served under Julius Septimus. Died of infection and fever after four years of service.
Pia- Andrivete's old nurse and servant.
Rhian - Baker's daughter and lover of Galahad for a while.
Sabinus Varinius - Commander of the fort Segedunum.
Seraphe - A scout at Arbeia. Joins Arthur on his journey to Maurus.
Servilia Claudius - Widow of Cornelius Claudius. Did not know about her husband's involvement with Pelagian heresy. Lives at estate south of the Wall.
Thiadrad - One of Maurus's assassins. Works together with Landulf. Severely injures Gawain before being killed by him and Tristan.
Titus Leonius - Senator's son. Killed by Briar on Maurus's orders when Isabelle fell in love with him, a year and a half before beginning of story.