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A new series can often be daunting for a reader. There’s a new world to learn, rules to acquaint yourself with, and titles and creatures that can be hard to keep track of. So today I thought I’d give you a crash course into the sorts of supernatural characters you can expect to see in the world of the Sentry.
Waerd (Pronounced W – air – d): A hunter trained by the Sentry to track down and eradicate evil. Possesses enhanced senses and physical skills, i.e. hearing, sight, speed, and strength, and heals more rapidly than an ordinary human. The Sentry takes Waerds as infants and raises them in training facilities, assigning them a territory to protect once their training is complete.
Bearer: An empath. A special human who can not only feel the emotions of the people around them, but can also project their emotions onto others. Bearers are counterparts to Waerds and they always work in pairs. Possesses the ability to track supernatural creatures and they can heal an injured Waerd both physically and emotionally by absorbing the Waerd’s emotional distress.
The Sentry: An organization who polices the supernatural world. Not much is known about the Sentry. They like their secrets and don’t divulge anything. Not even to the Waerds and Bearers who work for them.
Changeling: A supernatural creature that takes over a human body for nefarious purposes. Changelings choose young victims, often children and remain in the human body until they find a new victim to take over.
Goblin: Small, ugly nocturnal creature whose diet consists mainly of humans.
Furies: Also known as the Vengeance Borne. Their origins come from Norse myth and are too close to the old gods to be killed, though they can be banished. They thrive on negative emotions and find human hosts with grudges to bind themselves to. Their goal is to create as much havoc and destruction as possible and they revel in the deaths of the host’s enemies.
Host: A human who’s been seduced by Furies in order to unleash their power and fury upon his or her enemies. Once the Furies have bound themselves to the host, the host slowly loses his or her humanity. The only way to banish Furies is to kill their host.
Dryad: A powerful forest nymph and guardian of forests and nature. Dryad’s are highly seductive and like Sirens, can tempt the souls from men with a song.
Trish: Master Bearer in charge of the Valley/Adams County Territories. No one messes with Trish. That’s all you need to know.
There you have it. Just a little background on the Sentry world. Do you like to know what sort of world you’ll be reading about through the use of an author’s glossary or do you prefer to discover the world as you read the book?
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