Friday, September 19, 2014

"Why can't you stay dead, coward?"

 Wherein Jack has a character reveal

 I've not done one of these in a while. I thought it might be fun.

 I was going to do another of the Blade boys, but I don't have their pictures back on my computer after wiping it. (It is for this reason I felt it only right that I name my computer Barnes.) Therefore, I will be giving you a sneak peak at Franz from Brothers-in-Arms.

 Franz Kappel is the youngest of six children. He has five older sisters, sisters he believes it is his sole purpose in life to annoy. The Kappels have lived in a little German village for generations and are a well known family there.

 Franz's life changes when he is eight and meets a Jewish boy named Japhet Buchanan. The two become fast friends, forming a brotherly bond which is tested when trouble starts to show up for the Jews. 

 As he gets older, Franz begins to feel responsible for the safety of his family - both his Kappel and Buchanan families. After tragedy strikes, he is determined to get them all out of Germany no matter what.

 Franz is the kind of person who doesn't think things through all the way and regrets it later. He is rash and so determined to save everyone he charges into things without fully realizing the risk he is putting not only himself but others in to. But he is also protective. Especially of Japhet. He believes if he doesn't look after Japhet and keep him alive and safe no one else will, and he isn't about to let anyone send him to a concentration camp.

 Had things been different, Franz would be the kind of carefree person who never stops laughing and is always getting into trouble just for the fun of it. As a boy he goes out of his way to prank his sisters and schoolmates. He also loved playing war games and getting into snowball fights. School was never something he was very fond of and usually only did it so Japhet wouldn't get a head of him.

 Franz hates what Hitler and the Nazis are doing to the Jews, but over time begins to second guess himself and his convictions when he is continually told the war has nothing to do with Jews but with saving Germany.

 And I know this is a bit shorter then what I normally do, but I still have a lot of work to do and it is already nine thirty. I'd like to sleep tonight so I need to get started on it.

 Quote is from Strax....the potato man from Doctor Who.




  1. I seriously am so psyched for this book.

  2. So a different era....he would have been Robin Hood. "Because Robin laughs at everything. HA! HA! HAAAA!!!"

    ....And now I'm horribly depressed. Thanks.




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