The Oran Trilogy like most book series has a fairly large cast gathered from the streets of the city of Beldan, the waterways and the shore, the Islands, and the rolling hillsides of the countryside. And over this last year as I have been re-editing the books in preparation for publishing them in e-book editions again, I have also been delighted to find images of their faces come my way -- not perfect, but suggestive, something in the expression that resonants. When it happens, I am always astonished to see that spark of recognition, as if it were proof that somewhere in the world, the characters are enjoying a life of their own. These are pretty glamorous photos, a little too "clean" perhaps, but there is something about them that feels right to me. Jobber, Lirrel, Kai, the three most important characters in New Moon.
Photo Credits: "Luca" by Agata Serge, "Girl With Green Eyes, by David Lazar, Still looking for the photographer of this one.