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Character Interview: Lynch from Thomas Rottinghaus western/fantasy Graaywullf: Book One of the Dragonspawn Trilogy



GraywullfWe’re thrilled to have here today Lynch from Thomas Rottinghaus new western/fantasy, Graywullf: Book One of the Dragonspawn Trilogy.  Lynch   is an ageless Dark Wizard living in the country of Norland.

It is a pleasure to have him with us today at Beyond the Books!

Thank you so for this interview, Lynch.  Now that the book has been written, do you feel you were fairly portrayed or would you like to set anything straight with your readers?

First of all, I must maintain my innocence in any wrongdoing. Also I feel that I have been portrayed as a self serving, arrogant, egotistical, murderous, cold blooded man with only a sliver of morality…wait, I guess that is correct. But, in my own defense I do feel that I evolved throughout the story, and I did play a huge role in all of the action.

Do you feel the author did a good job colorizing your personality?  If not, how would you like to have been portrayed differently?

I could have been portrayed as a new and improved Dark Wizard, with a more prominent sense of humor. But, I have to admit that being known as the most daring, handsome, rugged and dangerous man in the known World is somewhat flattering.

What do you believe is your strongest trait?

I have so many strong traits it’s hard to choose. Perhaps it’s my unwavering determination.

Worse trait?

I am a little quick with my blade at times, but only with those who truly deserve it.

If you could choose someone in the television or movie industry to play your part if your book was made into a movie, who would that be (and you can’t say yourself!)?

Hugh Jackman, without a doubt. He’s strong and dangerous. Think Wolverine. With magical capabilities and a sword.

Do you have a love interest in the book?

I’m Lynch. I have many love interests.

At what point of the book did you start getting nervous about the way it was going to turn out?

Oh, I’ve knocked on Death’s door so many times I was never really nervous. I found myself in some very tight situations, but Lynch always perseveres.

If you could trade places with one of the other characters in the book, which character would you really not want to be and why?

I would hate to be anyone who opposes me. Why? Really, do you have to ask? Look at me. I am the epitome of strength, intelligence, daring and good looks.

How do you feel about the ending of the book without giving too much away?

Personally, the ending of the book was quite frustrating. But from a more neutral standpoint it is the perfect introduction of the World of Norland and the bloodline of Graywullf.

What words of wisdom would you give your author if s/he decided to write another book with you in it?

Please don’t be so reluctant to heap praise and admiration on me. We both know I deserve it.

Thank you for this interview, Lynch.  Will we be seeing more of you in the future?

Absolutely. I have a HUGE part to play in the rest of this story!


 Title:  Graywullf

Genre: Western / Fantasy

Author: Thomas Rottinghaus

Publisher: AuthorHouse

Purchase on Amazon

About the Book:

The Dark Wizard Lynch had lived several ages of men being loyal only to himself. But when he was accidentally rescued from certain death by the Warrior Lorn Graywullf, he found himself in the unfamiliar position of being indebted to another. To repay that debt, Lynch offers to help the Warriors reverse a spell that would wreak havoc on their World. Of course, he neglected to mention that action would serve his own interests as well. In the process, Lynch discovers much to his chagrin that he does still have a soul and a conscience.

He also discovers that the Warriors are fighting a battle they can’t win against a common enemy, a Wizard named Timon Backhelm. Only Lynch knows his complicated history with Timon, and the real reason he has sworn to kill him or be killed trying. But when Lynch realizes the extent of Timon’s power, he knows the only way to win is to initiate the creation of the Dragonspawn, a magical, physical blend of the strengths of a Dragon and an ultimate Warrior. The question is, will the Dragonspawn be loyal to those who created him, or will he simply destroy them all?



Thomas Rottinghaus has been an avid reader of fantasy and science fiction, as well as a student of the written Word, since becoming enamored with J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” as a freshman in high school. Drawing from influences as varied as Tolkien, Stephen King, and Isaac Asimov, he wrote his first foray into the publishing world, “Graywullf: Book One of the Dragonspawn Trilogy” Thomas studied literature and journalism at Colorado Mesa University before pursuing other interests. He resides in beautiful Western Colorado with his wife, Lisa, a herd of barn cats and their friend Scout, a shepherd and Labrador mix.

Twitter: Graywullf1


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  1. thedarkphantom says:

    Reblogged this on As The Pages Turn.

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