Patrick W. Carr’s
The Hero’s Lot
When Sarin Valon, the corrupt secondus of the conclave, flees Erinon and the kingdom, Errol Stone believes his troubles have at last ended. But other forces bent on the destruction of the kingdom remain and conspire to accuse Errol and his friends of a conspiracy to usurp the throne.
In a bid to keep the three of them from the axe, Archbenefice Canon sends Martin and Luis to Errol’s home village, Callowford, to discover what makes him so important to the kingdom. But Errol is also accused of consorting with spirits. Convicted, his punishment is a journey to the enemy kingdom of Merakh, where he must find Sarin Valon, and kill him. To enforce their sentence, Errol is placed under a compulsion, and he is driven to accomplish his task or die resisting.
Enjoy meeting Martin
Brief physical description
Martin Arwitten is a heavy-set priest with thick grey hair. He has a heavy jaw with a dimple in his chin beneath a strong nose. His dark brown eyes are amused, thoughtful, or angry by turns, but they are always intense
Martin Luther / Alan Hale
Strengths and weaknesses
Martin is possessed of great faith and strength of will, and this serves to make him a priest of action, not just words, but his great undoing is his passionate nature which leads him to make vows and commitments before he’s thought through the possible consequences.
Quirk (if any)
He drowns his food in black pepper.
Your inspiration for the character
The reformer, Martin Luther
Background to the story
Martin and his best friend Luis have been sent to the village of Callowford to find the next king. The current monarch, Rodran, is old and childless. Martin and Luis have broken church law in order to discover the identity of the next ruler in order to stave off the civil war that would be the death of Illustra. However, they find much more in Callowford than they ever dreamed.