Character: Ahmad

20150628_161553Supporting characters are important to any story line, and Ahmad is no exception. He’s a smart guy with a hot bod. haha He’s more than that, really. For one thing, he’s a high-ranking guardsman, the friend and confidant of High Prince Theiandar.

Ahmad was chosen from the realm of Nevin where men are known for honesty and valor, not to mention faith in the Almighty. Nevin is where the great Monasey is found. It’s kind of like a monastery. Between Ahmad’s home realm and Conleth are all the records and valued wisdom of the land.

20150628_113318He’s a scholar and a believer, wise and faithful. He’s also strong and loyal. If I could only tell you one thing about him it is that he is the kind of man you’d want for a friend.

Ahmad is the son of Castle Nevin’s gatekeeper, Axel. He’s in his mid twenties and trained for combat. As a gatekeeper’s son he already had to learn basic battle technique, but because he was befriended by Nevin’s Prince Melvyn (a handsome devil by all accounts), he was given extra training that made it possible for him to be chosen from an elite group of young men as one of High Prince Theiandar’s guardsman.

Ahmad has all the potential of greatness and is the friend of princes. That says a lot about him as a man.

In Book One of the Chronicles of the Twelve Realms, The Beauty Thief, Ahmad is a supporting character who brings a balance of wise words and a passion for his fellow-man. He is known for being an encouraging person but often says the wrong thing at the wrong time, likely due to the fact that he’s candid and forthright.

20150628_141937In Book Two, Captive Hope, he comes back as a much more involved character. Ahmad has more than honor at stake when he starts to crack under the pressure. He loses sight of his hope and faith in the midst of fear. It’s as though a rebellion has started in his heart when people he holds most dear are ripped from his life.

I love Ahmad’s character, and I can identify with his flash-fire temper. He loathes injustice, but until recently he had no idea how far he was willing to go to restore the balance. Sadly, his fervor leads him to think rashly, letting passion take over.

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I don’t have anything against passion, mind you. In fact, I’m all about the passion. Love it. I just think we shouldn’t be ruled by our passions. It’s too easy to be consumed by them. Ahmad is walking a fine line with his and could easily lose sight of all wisdom and rationality. I’d hate to see where that would lead him!

And so now you’ve met one of my characters. What questions do you have about him? I’d love to tell you more!

Thank you!

I told you I had a mediocre drawing/art talent and could hold stuff between my lip and nose. Well, here you go. Proof!
I told you I had a mediocre drawing/art talent and could hold stuff between my lip and nose. Well, here you go. Proof!

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14 thoughts on “Character: Ahmad

  1. Drawing/art talent and can hold stuff between your lip and nose? I am jealous! πŸ˜€ That photo shows some awesome talent going on! (And your facial expression there, lol, it makes me smile. πŸ™‚ )
    Ahmad: smart guy with a hot bod–yep, you had me at that one. ;D
    It’s nice to see how he officially looks coming from the author’s mind instead of just my own imagination. And wow, he’s one of the stars of the 2nd book? Awwwesome! I can’t wait to reeead it!!

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    1. My hubby says, “I don’t like that you draw your characters. It messes with how I see them in my head.” I totally get that, so I hope I don’t ruffle too many feathers. πŸ™‚

      Oh, and that’s my normal facial expression, E. haha I’m glad it makes you smile. That’s my goal in life, to make people smile. πŸ˜€ I could teach you some of my special talents if you want. πŸ˜‰

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      1. Aw man, but I really like drawing characters. πŸ™‚ Haha, I get what he means though, not every reader likes that.
        If that’s the case, then you have the best facial expression ever! πŸ˜€ Oh please do teach me how to carry things between my upper lip and nose like that! It will make carrying all the grocery bags easier.

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  2. Nice drawing. πŸ™‚ I too can identify with Ahmad’s temper. And you’re right bout passion – it’s a good thing but it shouldn’t rule us. I’m looking forward to seeing more of Ahmad in book two. And reading book two as well. πŸ™‚

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    1. πŸ˜€ That makes me so so so happy, Claire. I like characters like this, too. πŸ™‚ Ahmad is one of my favorites. I can’t imagine him being content as a gatekeeper, although, he does love his father. Axel is so proud of his son, though, for his accomplishments, but mostly for the man he’s become. πŸ™‚ I really like his dad, too. πŸ™‚

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      1. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
        And I have a character named Ahmed, so I’m already halfway predisposed towards him because of the similar names.
        Ahmed is pretty cool if I do say so myself. πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰

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