Cael? Sometimes the oddest question pop up in my mind at the oddest times. Yesterday (10/18/09) I was flipping through some folders when I stumbled upon my very first image folder. It is a chaotic mess in there but I also rediscovered above picture, which still makes me drool a little, and it is a profile pic of Dark-Hunter Cael at Kenyon's website. That got me thinking about him again. When I finished DARK SIDE OF THE MOON I craved the next in line for release to find out how Cael was doing. Oh man, the ending of DSOTM had such a huge cliff hanger concerning his character but Kenyon gave us nada, nothing, zilch with DEVIL MAY CRY. I can still pull my hairs out thinking about it.
Do you all still remember the scene where Ravyn knocked on Cael's door when he was going all at it with his wife...and who she was. A very hot moment with testosterone induced lash-out's going back and forth between Ravyn and Cael. All I can think of right now is if he will ever have a story of his own now that the Dark-Hunter world and storyline has progressed so much. I know Kenyon has a time and place for everything but it seems like she has forgotten about Cael. After DSOTM there is no mention of him, no mention of the repercussions of what he did, or how he fared after that.
I really hate it that I am able to forget about characters like Cael after a while. I have re-read a few Dark-Hunter novels but I always grab the ones up to Unleash The Night...for some reason I don't grab the novels after that. So it isn't like I am reminded of him during a re-read. Now, with seeing such great, hubba hubba, get-over-here, profile pictures I feel the love burning again for Cael and I want to know what will happen to him. With the Dark-Hunter world that has grown explosively the last 2 years many secondary characters have been brought to the stage...very enticing ones like; Jared, Jaden, the Dogs of War or what about the Dream-Hunter M'Adoc, he really interests me too. But what about the ones who were already on that stage?
With a world that seems populated by dozens of characters it is easy to forget those who are not mentioned again...until I stumble on such pictures again, wonder about the character it represented and feel a twinge of sadness that perhaps the fabulous build up of a storyline may never come to be explored. Here are a few juicy details to enjoy about Cael and make you remember:
Real Name Cael
Designation Dark-Hunter Daimon
Date of Birth 9/2/879
Height 6' 6"
Hair Color Black
Motto Fool me once... die with a vengeance.
Best Friend Amaranda
First Appearance #9 Dark Side of the Moon (Ravyn & Susan)
Born bastard to a village wash-woman and a local nobleman, Cael grew up relatively happily and found love early in his life. At least until his father decided to save himself by selling Cael, his wife, and Cael's mother's family to the Vikings as slaves. Only the Vikings didn't want slaves-- they wanted people to practice their fighting skills on. He was forced to watch as his entire family and his beloved wife were killed before his eyes.
Since that day, he's walked the earth bitter and alone. As ruthless as he is fierce, he's taken pride in exterminating any Daimon he can find. His only friend through the centuries has been Ravyn. At least until he found the one person who finally gave him a reason to live. The only problem is, she is the one person he can never have and they both know it. Being star-crossed has never been more tragic.
It has been ages since I visited Sherrilyn kenyon's forum boards so I have got no clue if additional info about Cael is out there, if you do know, hook me up with any and all links to the info!
If you want to read more about the characters, go to sherrilyn kenyon's new revamped website
PS: Sherrilyn Kenyon has told me via Twitter Cael is not forgotten! On the contrary, that certain events had to take place regarding Stryker so Cael has a shot to tell his own story. *woohooo*
Do you have a secondary character whose story you pine for but has not been written (yet)?