Guest blog

I’m guest blogging at The Qwillery today. This is a topic that I’ve actually spent a lot of time thinking about, which is “The Weaker Protagonist.”

At the start of Generation V, Fortitude Scott is a guy whose life is sucking and who has no intentions at all to be heroic. Forget saving the world, he’d just like his roommate to pay his half of the rent — and Fort can’t even make that happen. In an early chapter, Fort is mugged by Bruins fans.

In fairness, some Bruins fans can be dicks. But not you, of course. You are a Bruins fan for all the right reasons. Because of the skill and athleticism displayed in the sport. You sniff judgmentally at those who go just to see the enforcers beat someone up. You watch for the *strategy,* and drink only in moderation.

In fairness, some Bruins fans can be dicks. But not you, of course. You are a Bruins fan for all the right reasons. Because of the skill and athleticism displayed in the sport. You sniff judgmentally at those who go just to see the enforcers beat someone up. You watch for the *strategy,* and drink only in moderation.

But that’s what I like about Fort — because he’s not some super-powerful guy who can wipe out continents with a thought while also practicing his kung fu that would make Chuck Norris weep. He’s a guy with a film degree and a minimum wage job, yet he’s thrust into circumstances where he chooses to act heroically.

So pre-order my book. And if you have moral objections to Amazon, it's also available from Indiebound!

So pre-order my book. And if you have moral objections to Amazon, it’s also available from Indiebound!

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About M. L. Brennan

Author of the Generation V urban fantasy series, published by Roc Books. Not your usual vampires, kitsune shapeshifters with attitude, Doctor Who jokes, and underemployment. GENERATION V and its sequel, IRON NIGHT, available wherever books are sold. Third installment, TAINTED BLOOD, to be published 11/14.

Posted on April 10, 2013, in Shameless self-promotion. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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