Character / Location Profiles
Below you will find posts giving details, facts, interesting trivia, etc. for your favorite characters (human and monsters) and locations found in both books.
Visit weekly, as we are adding Character and Location Profiles AT LEAST once a week leading up to the release of Book 2, Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters: Witch Moon!
“Great book with a great cast of characters. Keeps your attention and makes you want to come back for more. I really appreciated the underlying theme of bullying and how it was addressed, but I especially loved the unique challenges and monsters the Monster Hunters faced. Can’t wait for more!” -Reader Review
Konnichiwa! Michael, here. Next weekend, DC and I (a.k.a. The Monster Guys) will be returning one of our quickly-becoming-favorite places on earth, Wichita, Kansas, for the 9th year of Anime Festival of Wichita. We are super excited to be going this year, diving into one of our favorite topics that we haven’t previously presented on before in books or speaking events: Yōkai, or Japanese monsters. Our panel devoted to this, “Yōkai: Classic, Creepy, and Outrageous Monsters from Japanese Culture,” will be full of some of the wackiest monsters...read more
Monster(s): Dub (pronounced DOW), Dother, and Dian (three sons of the powerful witch Carman) Class: Lessers Type: Witchspawn Which book(s) are Dub, Dother, and Dian in?: Witch Moon (Book 2, Available at Amazon, B&N, and here); Council of the Hunters (Book 3, Available April 2014) One of the most powerful witches in history, Carman is a witch known for wreaking havoc and destruction across the countryside of the Old Country. However, she was not alone in this. Her three sons, monstrous children named Dub, Dother, and Dian, helped her to...read more
Monster: The Gargoyles of Hunter’s Key Class: Construct (friendly to humans) Type: Living Statue Which book(s) are the gargoyles in?: The Varcolac’s Diary (Book 1, Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or here); Witch Moon (Book 2, Available Soon) As a conglomerate culture revolving around magical prowess, superiority, and class, it is perhaps no surprise that monsters have long since designed living creatures that act as servants and guardians: Constructs. These range from the brutish golems to the nasty Exsecrifers, unnatural familiars...read more
Monster: The Dark Prince Class: Greater Type: Varcolac Which book(s) is The Dark Prince in?: The Varcolac’s Diary (Book 1, Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or here); Witch Moon (Book 2, Available Soon) A young monster royal, the Dark Prince was bored with his easy life slaughtering villages to feed his hunger and lounging around his father’s fortress. He began questioning his father’s rule, believing the humans had been allowed to become too civilized and free around their kind. With his doubt came more questions. What was the point...read more
Character: Maurie, Grandmum to Aisling Resident of: Cooraclare, County Clare, Ireland Interest / Likes / Habits: Reading, particularly cookbooks. Has no particular cooking ability, though. Watching cooking shows when the telly actually has a good signal. Having a cup of tea while looking over the back of her estate. Assisting in the marketplaces of nearby towns and villages. Dislikes: Her monthly travels to Drakauragh. The dark energies stirring at the approach of the Witch Moon. Bad TV reception. Which book(s) is Maurie in?: Witch Moon (Book...read more
Monster: Dräng Class: Lesser Type: House Spirit (Tomte) Resident of: The Otherworld Interest / Likes / Habits: Shiny things. Hot Cocoa (which he enthusiastically pronounces Ko-ko-Aaaah). An incessant need to be doing something around the house – tidying up, cooking, measuring things – which makes him a perfect candidate to be the Chief of Assistants to the Dark Prince. Human pets. Traveling along ley-lines. Dislikes: Things being out of order. Mustard. Being under pressure. Decisions. Being looked down upon and judged unfairly....read more
Character: Nash Stormstepper Resident of: Hunter’s Grove Interest / Likes / Habits: Fighting (as a sport). Martial Arts. Healthy food (as long as it tastes good). Moderately healthy food. Junk food. O.K., mostly junk food. Learning of his Native American heritage. Caring for Mrs. McBranson. Dislikes: Bullies. Control freaks. Politicians. Boredom. Also, Nash is afraid of cockroaches, although no one, not even his fellow Monster Hunters, know this. Which book(s) is Nash in?: The Varcolac’s Diary (Book 1, Available at Amazon, Barnes &...read more
Character: Darcy Witherington Resident of: Hunter’s Grove Interest / Likes / Habits: Hanging out at Tavern’s Quick-N-Go. Fashion. Cellphones and the appropriate accessories. Exercising. Talking. Sporting events. Movies (even though the local theater is a “rinky dink establishment not fit for our town” according to Darcy). Shopping. Loves a “healthy” breakfast of blueberry pancakes with a caramel macchiato, add whip and an extra shot of espresso. Bubblegum. Dislikes: Poor fashion. “Weird” music. Inaction. No cellphone reception. Not getting...read more
In the world of Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters, the monster world greatly varies in terms of species, role, and social standing. Much like humanity, they have royalty and administrators, advisors, servants and the “common folk”. As well, there are criminals and outcasts, defectors, those known as “Collectors”, and many more.With what little knowledge they have of the monster world, Monster Hunters have barely scraped the sociology of the Otherworld, they have identified what monsters themselves use as the...read more
SPOILER ALERT! If you have not read Book 1 Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters: The Varcolac’s Diary, spoilers follow. We recommend that you go and quickly read The Varcolac’s Diary (within the next hour or so, no rush) and then come back and read this article. Otherwise, CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK! We accept no liabilities and will not listen if you scream at us about this. Don’t fret, though, we don’t give away all the secrets! Character: Lisa Vadiknov Resident of: Hunter’s Grove Interest / Likes / Habits: Collecting...read more