A new character came to me a few days ago while I took a break from JJ Ferraro an Melinda Mackowtiski. His name is Max Hamilton. Here is some info on his background. I’m still not sure of his abilities and what his story will be. I’m working on Max, Melinda, JJ and trying rewrite Pursued, which is the second book to Black Rose in the Elite Agents of S.E.V.E.N. series. Hope you enjoy some information on Max. This is the third male lead character I’ve created. I think he’s truly unique and will gain quite the following.
Born of Scottish decent in June of 1984, Max lived a rough life. Forced into the family business at a young age, Max learned how to defend his honor quickly. When your father ran a weapons business, you learned fast. But Max was nothing like his father. His father was the most ruthless arms dealer known across the land.
His father left it up to him to do his dirty work but Max always let them go. He had good business sense while his hot-tempered father always had to get his gun off. But when it came to weapons, Max preferred swords, daggers, and knives over guns. His father always laughed at him.
Max believed it was too easy to use guns. He hated them. The history of the blade drove him to study while on his down time. He learned the way of the Samurai, Ninja, Assassins, and the like. Once word spread across the land, everyone knew that Max could possibly be their savior.
His father belonged to the Vivaldi tribe. Max knew of both tribes. He grew fascinated with the Paladins. When he made his choice at eighteen, his father forbid him. But he went anyway. Once his father found out, he barred Max from the family forever.
After that, Max opened his own arms business dealing strictly in medieval weaponry and clothing. As he just turned thirty, Max was on the verge of retiring. Just a few more big deals and he planned to live life in the tropics with his family.
Max never told his son, John, about his business. He didn’t want John to grow up in that kind of life. He knew his wife, Maggie, was thankful for that. However, he knew she worried about him and their life.
When he stole a rare, priceless blade, he realized that by touching this weapon, it changed him. The weapon enhanced him. After trying to explain to his wife, she believed he went crazy and feared for their son.
Maggie threw him out and told him to get clean before he ever came back. Somehow, word got out and the people he stole from captured him. Spending many months locked in a cage, Max believed his world would soon end. However, the special ability grew in him.
After realizing this, word spread once again. The people of the town demanded his release. But his captors refused. For their refusal, the rebellion formed.
Five years later, Max escaped. He wound up homeless and near his death, a kind older man took him. After six months of recovery, the older man, Alfred, taught him the ways of the Guardian’s Oath. Alfred also taught him about the long rebellion that went on in his name.
Max was forever grateful and to return the favor to the people, he became the Guardian in the shadow.