Celecanepo (know also to the cast in The Followers of Torments saga as Celeca) is one of the more unique characters in the work. After Tolor visited with her, Jena contacted me, and made a couple of very good observations.
There are a couple of points that appear to be inconsistencies, yet when you think about her condition, they make perfect sense. As I will be addressing these points when I get to her novella, here are a couple of teasers to think about before you head over to read the interview:
She can heal others, yet her own wings remain a painful, shattered disaster.
- That was done by her tribunal of judges. They left her the ability to heal others, but blocked her from self-healing. It’s more like a curse, than actual physical damage. Over time, they should have healed themselves, like any other bone.
- Something I realized after I’d started writing her character. And, when she “proves” to her tribunal that she’s worth of being allowed to return home, she will find that her wings heal quickly. (Again, like real people – when you can accept yourself, many of your self-inflicted wounds can finally heal.)
There is quite a bit of humanity in general reflected in her personality as a character, and I’m hoping that when her story comes out, you will enjoy reading it as much as I’m looking forward to writing it.