Not everyone is friendly right away. Not everyone likes to open up to strangers. We all approach life differently. This is true for my characters as well. Sure, you meet him early in Runaway Magic, and he's a part of the main story and Aili's life, but just who is he?
Scouts work as partners. It's always great when someone has your back and you can depend on them. Andvari and Kyson have been Scouts together for a long time. Well, long in Aili's opinion. She's young enough that anything older than her is really old, and Kyson and Andvari have been partners for longer than she's been alive.
He's the strong silent type for sure. He has a lot to say, but you only hear him say it when he cares about your opinion. He and Aili don't start well. It takes a while for them to begin working together. The thing about being out in the bush when your lives depend on each other, well, that speeds up the process.
One of my favorite things about book 2, Facing the Fire, is you get to see and learn more about Kyson. You see him and Aili interact more, and you see him interact with more Scouts, too. That's right, Facing the Fire involves more characters and more fun. Who does he get along with? Did he really just tell a joke?
Book 3 is already in the works, plotted out, and being written. You'll see Kyson more there, too. After all, as partners, he goes where Andvari goes, and Aili does, too. He's a powerful Master Mage in his own right and has interests of his own. One thing he loves for sure is wolves. He's big into wolf conservation and study.
He may not talk about himself much, but when you spend enough time in the bushes with someone, you'll get to know them well. Read the books and you'll get to know Kyson well, too.
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.