Premium Post #1: Alonzo Merrill Sketch
One of the four POV characters of my steampunk military fantasy novel Battle for the Wastelands and its upcoming sequel Serpent Sword is Alonzo Merrill. He is the scion of a dynasty that took power over the Texas-like Grand River Valley soon after the as-yet-defined apocalyptic event remembered as “The Fall.” When the villainous Sejer (a fantasyland version of the Norse) warlord Grendel conquered the Grand River Valley a few years before the story began, his father James and older brother John were killed in battle and his younger sister Catalina taken by Grendel as a concubine. Since then Alonzo has led a hopeless insurgency against Grendel’s regime and his local help (the cannibalistic Flesh-Eating Legion)…an insurgency that the events of Battle might make somewhat less hopeless.
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