Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Girl Who Fell by Brynneth Colvin

What's her name?


Why did you pick that name?

I was inspired be a singer songwriter – also called Jehanne, she told me that her name was probably closer to how Joan of Arc would have identified herself in French than the anglicised ‘Joan’ we have today. It seemed like the perfect name for my heroine.

Give us a brief description of how she looks.

Jehanne’s most striking feature is that she has hooves rather than feet. In Estraguil, there are all kinds of anatomical quirks amongst the kith, but even so hooves are unusual. Otherwise, she is lithe, strong, agile and a touch self conscious in her movements.

Is there anything unusual about her appearance?

Aside from the hooves? There is more age in her eyes than you might expect of someone her age, and an impression of otherness.

Who does she love? Why?

Jehanne adores her younger sister Flower. She still loves and mourns for the child she lost. From the moment she sees them, she is absolutely smitten with the trio of musicians who visit her tref. Tirol, Guile and Luthian are exceptional musicians and compelling individuals.

Does this person love her?

Although she doesn’t see it herself, Jehanne is loved by many of the people around her.

Tell us about her family.

Jehanne and her sister are marcher children – no one is entirely sure who their fathers are. While most women do not choose to have numerous children by numerous men, their mother settled on that way of life. Escaping from a crowded household, the two sisters joined a new tref downriver, where Flower’s skills as a dyer could be put to good use and Jehanne honed her talents for hunting.

Where is she from?

Jehanne belongs to the Tolthian kith – an old tribe within the Forests of Estraguil. She lives alongside a river, in a tref built in the treetops.

Does her hometown affect her behaviour, thoughts and attitude?

Jehanne considers herself something of an outsider – with her hooves she’s not well adapted for life in the treetops. Still, she values her community and heritage, it gives her many of her values and ideals.

What does she want out of life?

Jehanne is a lost soul, she has no real idea of what she wants, and in her heart believes that the best part of her life has already been lived.

What's her biggest secret?

Jehanne keeps no secrets and has no aptitude for lying. She seldom bothers to speak of herself, but will answer truthfully if anyone asks anything of her.

Did you write more than one story about her?

No, nor do i intend to.

How would she describe you?

Too soft, too plump and not fast enough!

Is there anything else about your heroine that we need to know? Feel free to share.

Jehanne has a passion for dancing, and a rare magic in her soul

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