Mary E. Twomey, the author of The Silence of Lir, discusses her dream cast.
The Silence of Lir is book one or four in Saga of the Spheres. There are many notable characters that I’m sure actors would appreciate the complexity of. However, truth be told, I do have a couple specific favorites of my own.
Finn is the an immortal who is basically in the reader’s shoes. He’s constantly being pushed around in this new universe that he has to either fight or accept. From the very beginning, this character, in my mind, was Jensen Ackles. Did I just hear a collective sigh from all the female readers? One draft even had Finn described as bow-legged, so similar was the character. I am a big Supernatural fan, and I appreciate Jensen’s emotional range. He can be rough, he can be a jerk that somehow you find yourself rooting for, and he can play great emotional scenes without making you roll your eyes. I wanted a pretty guy, but also a guy you could believe would be able to hold his own living in the wild. Finn can at times be belligerent, and I think that if Jensen played the role, we would all forgive his curmudgeon tendencies.
Kellan Lutz. I mean, is there a more obvious looking superhero actor? I like him for Eli. Eli is a demigod who controls the element of earth. He’s a leader, he’s got too much on his plate, but when it comes down to it, you want him in your corner. Due to the taxing nature of Eli’s position, he’s often abrasive. While I appreciate Kellan’s ready smile, I think he’d be good at the no-nonsense, “get it together or I’ll kill you”, kind of character.
About The Silence of Lir, Book 1 in The Saga of the Spheres Series
Behind the scenes of our spinning earth are keepers of the elements who make sure that tornados don’t destroy cities, fires don’t ravage forests, earthquakes don’t decimate towns, and floods don’t take out humanity. They wrestle with the natural elements to ensure that the world keeps spinning smoothly on its axis.
Since the beginning of time, the Sun has been fading, and the light that shines on the earth is dimming, causing the elements to be more volatile and impossible for the keepers to control.
Now they must enlist the help of one man, Finn, to help them bring the light back to the Sun. The keepers war, the North Star steals light from the Sun, and the Moon is in disrepute. The end of existence is coming, and all the while the king, the Moon, Lir, remains silent.
About Secrets, Book 2 in The Saga of the Spheres Series
An earthquake caused by Wren and Satchel’s ill-fated tryst brings forth a prophecy that sends the Unrest and the Delegation into a tailspin. Immortals on the earth must be abducted and hidden from the North Star’s greedy grasp.
Vespera’s fury erupts as the Unrest begins to splinter off from the Moon behind her back. Attacks that should be used on the enemy target her supposed allies. Seeds of doubt, betrayal and rebellion begin to sprout in the Realm of the Sun and the Moon, causing division, subterfuge, and deadly attacks.
An evil that was locked up centuries ago is unleashed and let loose on the earth. There are those who fight for unity, those who struggle just to stay alive, those who battle for control, but a few begin their secret plans for a revolt.
About The Sword, Book 3 in The Saga of the Spheres Series
What’s left of the Delegation fights to keep the Order with a man down, and the Unrest in hiding. Three keepers work tirelessly to safely harbor the restless immortals, maintain their elements, and counter Red Flame’s insatiable attacks. The Unrest’s light is dwindling as they remain hidden from Vespera on earth.
Close quarters and unstable power lead to tension and confusion as they try to find a way to be helpful to the Order without being taken out in the process.
Henry cares for Satchel’s son, and trains him to follow in his parents’ footsteps by being ready to defend the light at all costs. Lir’s body is located, and Vespera rages her search for more power when she cannot find the Sword of Secrets. Somehow Stella winds up in the middle – a girl without a friend suddenly thrust into the spotlight and forced to accept her lot in life, being the voice of truth when no one will listen.
Though she and the keepers try to fight for the light, it is inevitable that they all may soon lose themselves to the darkness.
About Sacrifice, Book 4 in The Saga of the Spheres Series
Light is being stolen, immortals are waking, wombats are untrustworthy and a dead body is rising. After a long time of wishing they could jump into the battle, the Unrest finally has their day in the Sun. Unfortunately, that day is filled with certain death.
Ash comes into his own and joins his parents to fight Vespera and Red Flame. Henry reunites with his own people, only to find that the lair will never be the same again.
Prophecies are unearthed, lives lost, and lines of loyalty blurred. Stella’s body begins to break down slowly, while Lake loses her immortality.
The sword of secrets fights to find its true owner, though none of the keepers can predict the sacrifice that will come.
About the Author
Mary E. Twomey lives in Michigan with her husband and two adorable children. She enjoys reading, writing, vegetarian cooking and telling her children fantastic stories about wombats. Follow her on Twitter at @shesleepssoftly.