WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT MY CHARACTERS
I love Eileen for her honour, honesty and courage. Her spiky awkward attitude is the flip side. She’s utterly committed to Derek, Jennifer, Edward and, for Jennifer’s sake, Paul too. She sees magic’s disadvantages and is not afraid to criticize her own side. She sees her royal status as something to be used to help people rather than to advance herself. She loathes evil. She is incorruptible. She sees through flim-flam, which is why she never got on with Brankaresh. The fact she is prepared to follow her heart and principles by going to earth and turning her back on all she’s known takes great courage. It would’ve been easier to dump Derek and stay in the magical realm.
I love Jenny for being prepared to stand up to her mother, which many in the magical world would not do. Jenny doesn’t abandon Eileen after the latter’s devastating revelation as to what she is despite the girl realizing immediately the fallout from this story is going to hit her hard. Jenny knows her own mind (can’t think where she gets that from!, well actually I can!) and marries a man she loves, like her mother did, despite Eileen taking an instant dislike to Paul. Later as Jenny comes to terms with her new status as a half fairy, she finds her own way of using the magic she’s inherited in her blood from Eileen and that she was given by the dying fairy, Rose. Jenny certainly does not do anything simply because her mother says she should