July 10, 2014
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The Night Is Found (The Magdeburg Trilogy #3)
by Kat Kruger
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“A superb series from start to finish that, like the best musical mashups, takes something old (werewolf mythology) and makes something completely fresh out of its source material.” — Charles de Lint, award-winning author of The Newford series
When they tried to kill a prince, they made a king
In the aftermath of his pack leader’s assassination Connor Lewis is ready to take control. Rodolfus de Aquila’s plan before he died was to unite the European werewolf packs against their common enemies: the Hounds of God who make the laws and enforce them ruthlessly with questionable motives, and the Luparii, an intergovernmental group of werewolf hunters now bent on the extermination of his kind. The uneasy alliance between these two factions has fallen apart, and now a battle wages leaving the pack werewolves scrambling to escape bio-chemical warfare on one side, and total domination on the other.
After hearing rumors of a union between the American packs Connor returns with Amara to his home city of New York to learn how to bring the Old World packs together. Werewolf society in the New World has taken a very different course from that of Europe, but when Connor meets the American leaders he begins to question if their ways are, in fact, the path forward.
A world away from Madison, Arden, and all those that he is trying to protect, Connor must discover the secret to uniting and leading the packs under one final charge, or else risk extinction for their entire species in the epic conclusion to The Magdeburg Trilogy.
Rated T – Teen 13 and up: May contain violence, crude humour, suggestive themes and/or strong language.
The Night Is Found (The Magdeburg Trilogy #3)
by Kat Kruger
Publication Date: July 22, 2014
Publisher: Fierce Ink Press
Dream cast? What a *fun* topic to write about!
With the discussion about #WeNeedDiverseBooks, it’s been interesting because some of my characters have been read as white when they’re not. Putting together this dream cast will hopefully shed more light on how I see the characters in The Magdeburg Trilogy. Like a movie I’m going to handle this in order of appearance in the trilogies.
As a bonus answer, since it goes hand in hand with ideas of a film adaptation, here are links to my ideal music soundtrack on Grooveshark: The Night Has Teeth, The Night Has Claws, The Night Is Found.
Connor Lewis: At the risk of getting on the Actual Teen vs. Adult Teen Tumblr, I would want to cast Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) in this role. Given that werewolves age differently, maybe I get a pass on this choice? Lerman strikes the right balance between awkward yet charming. By the time The Night Is Found rolls around, Connor needs to grow up significantly both physically and mentally which a younger actor might not be able to pull off.
Madison Dallaire: Some readers may have glossed over the hints that I dropped early in The Night Has Teeth, but Madison is of mixed racial descent. Specifically, she’s French-Canadian Métis. Stella Hudgens, younger sister to Vanessa (High School Musical), has the cute but sassy look and attitude going for her which I think is crucial to casting this role. I can totally picture her with cherry-red hair and interchangeable eyebrow rings!
Josh Emerson: Wheat-blond hair, sky-blue eyes, body of a jock, with an easy-going personality? Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games). Josh is the guy who’s usually the hero in the book/movie/TV show. But he made a terrible mistake that he’s paying for long after the fact. Capturing that remorse without coming off as super clingy is the challenge here.
Amara Liang: An elusive character, Amara needs to be portrayed by someone elegant and disarming yet who can kick ass wielding a sword. Fan Bingbing (X-Men: Days of Future Past) fits the bill both for her Asian beauty and for some of her roles in martial arts and action movies.
Arden LaTène: Quite possibly the most difficult role to cast. In my mind he’s a mashup of Aidan Turner, Ludo Lefebvre and Mathieu Debuchy. Barring some kind of genetic experimentation to make that happen, my choice would be French actor Gaspard Ulliel (Hannibal Rising). He has a wolfy quality about his look and the perfect voice/accent. Even though Arden is impossibly rude, there’s a charm about him that most readers have embraced and I think it requires an actor who isn’t off-putting.
Boadicea Faelen: Now this was an easy one because all along I had Saoirse Ronan (Hanna) in mind. She might as well have just walked right out of the Birth of Venus painting.
Trajan & Attila: Because their roles are fairly minor, I would say unknown Italian-American and Eastern European actors, respectively.
Rodolfus “Roul” de Aquila: While I would be remiss to mention that my sister thinks Gerard Butler would make the perfect pack leader, I have someone else in mind for the role. Roul’s past is steeped in Ancient Roman history so Italian actor Raoul Bova (Under the Tuscan Sun) really would be better suited. He has that calm confidence of a pack leader while looking like a boss in designer suits.
Henri Boguet: No questions here. Just Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, a.k.a the best movie in the entire history of movies).
Brother Christopher: A minor role that’s a little more pivotal in the last book but I’d love to see Dominique Pinon (Amélie) in the role. He’s a great actor with such an expressive face which is critical in overcoming the horrific scars on this character.
Severine de Flamerens: This is a role that screams for a woman who’s flawless in her conviction, so Eva Green (Casino Royale) would be my first choice. Head werewolf hunter requires a confidence that I think she’d bring to Severine’s character.
Daniel: Is it wrong to think the voice of Diego could play this angsty character? I don’t know but I pick Jake T. Austin (Go, Diego, Go!). He looks like he can pull off the bad boy role now.
Magistrate Breber: Here’s another one I already had in mind. There aren’t a lot of actors who are this tall but Torsten Voges (The Big Lebowski) certainly is (6’9”, actually). He could totally pull off the sinister yet theatric Breber.
Lyall Marrock: Now, hear me out, but I kind of see Kenneth Branagh (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) in this role. I know, I know, he usually plays Shakespearean or other theatrical roles but Marrock is of knightly origins and I would *love* to hear Branagh put on a Brooklyn accent in a Bill “the Butcher” Gangs of New York kind of way.
Esrin Beyazkurt: This was a hard choice because I think to be authentic to the character, an actress from Turkey would have to be cast. I’d pick Hazal Kaya solely based on looks.
Ben: Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead) is on the young side for the role but he’s got the right balance between being a bit of a joker and turning on the intensity when needed.
Kat Kruger is a freelance writer and social media consultant with a degree in public relations from Mount Saint Vincent University. The Night Has Teeth is her first novel and won the 34th Atlantic Writing Competition. She splits her time between Toronto and Halifax with her husband.
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