Like many of the main characters in my novels, both published and in progress, his name has a meaning. Andvari means guardian. Well, guardian of treasure, to be precise. He’s third in command of the Scouts, which means paperwork. Lots of paperwork. Still, he’s never too busy to have fun and sneak off on missions.
Based in the Eastern Border Woods, he and his Scout partner Kyson patrol the area regularly, along with the other Scouts and the Border Guards. The Scouts regularly cross the border to keep an eye on the non-magical folk, ensuring the border remains hidden and the magical boundary is strong.
Middle aged, magically powerful, and a gifted Earth Mage who specializes in concealment magic and sneaking. He’s more than capable of looking out for a student who can sneak around and avoid being seen when she wants. Despite his large size, he’s athletic and graceful, moving through trees undetected.
Though Aili can’t cast spells, he helps her uncover her abilities, and is open minded enough to try different things with her. Not everyone is flexible enough to handle powers outside of spells and incantations, but he’s up for the challenge.
Approachable and easy to talk to, his skills with people are partly how he advanced into the leadership position in the Scouts. Despite their differences, he and his gruff Scout partner get along well, a partnership based on mutual respect and years in the bush together.
Andvari is not based on any one person, but was inspired by many people I met on my martial arts journey. He reminds me of the best traits of my teachers.
I’ve been writing stories for myself for years. Now, I’m a published author. No genre is off limits, though I have some favorites.