Today, is Treasured Tales for Young Adults‘ stop on The Shapeshifter’s Secret Blog Tour. *yay* Author Heather Ostler, has stopped by with a guest post about one of the characters in her novel The Shapeshifter’s Secret – Caleb. Thanks Heather, and welcome to Treasured Tales.
Hello everyone! I’m honored and excited to talk about The Shapeshifter’s Secret on Treasured Tales. I want to give a big thanks to the wonderful Alishia for having me!
Today I am here to introduce one of my characters from The Shapeshifter’s Secret. I talk so much about Julia, that I thought it would be fun to introduce someone different, like Caleb Glyndor.
Caleb is first introduced when he arrives at Julia’s school and is immediately deemed the gorgeous, new boy. Though he is tall, dark, and handsome, Julia just isn’t as smitten about Caleb as all the other girls.
Eventually Julia learns the truth—she is a werecat shapeshifter from a different world, and Caleb has been her undercover bodyguard, protecting her. Caleb is also a werecat, and defends Julia as they travel to Ossai. However their relationship takes a turn for the worse when he isn’t completely honest with her.
After that, their encounters become tense, and the chemistry between them is never right. Even though Caleb continues to protect Julia against dire forces, she has a difficult time ever trusting him.
On the last day of the school year, Caleb appears looking anxious and fearful. He confesses to Julia that he has something crucial to tell her—but cut off, he is never given the chance to say what he needs to. Julia is left questioning what information he had to tell her, and what their relationship has become.
Though Caleb does make mistakes, he is a very misunderstood individual with a lot of personal issues. As a member of the Soldier Union he takes his responsibilities to an extreme and often offends others by his bluntness. Caleb is also very protective over Julia, and has a hard time whenever he sees her life put in danger.
With a father that is a respected soldier, and a mother who is a water nymph, Caleb is often overshadowed. His parents are outgoing, charming, and confident. Caleb is quiet, and frequently seen as someone who falls short of expectations.
Even though he acts tough on the outside, Caleb really is sensitive. Sometimes he hides his feelings with spitefulness and sarcasm because he has a hard time explaining his emotions. It is difficult for him to balance his relationships with the duties of being a soldier. Sworn to never-ending secrets in the Soldier Union, he can only reveal so much. In battle with himself, Caleb is torn between divulging important information to Julia, and being loyal to the Soldier Union.
Even though he is misunderstood, Caleb is an important part of Julia’s life and has so much to offer. If there is one thing I want people to know about Caleb, it’s that there is a reason to why he acts the way he does.
Doesn’t this guest post make you want to read The Shapeshifter’s Secret right now? I’m so intrigued about Caleb.
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