Is there a possibility that the Baylors’ dad was actually a Prime with a subtle ability to increase the magic potential of people around him? All of his descendants are primes and the boys he helped raise seem to have higher-tiered abilities than one might expect. If there is no indication that his wife and her parents got a boost, maybe it would just affect people who are still developing.
In the HL series, there are hints that at least a few people had magic before the Osiris Serum got started. Can you tell us a little about that?
Osiris Serum is theorized to awaken latent abilities, meaning that people already had these powers but they were either too weak to be used or locked behind some sort of evolutionary biological wall. Nobody know precisely why or how Osiris Serum affects human bodies, but the legends of magic must have had some basis in reality.
Is that a topic that will be explored in future books?
Have you guys thought about writing more in the Magical World of Hidden Legacy? It’s a fantastic world and would love to see more stand-alone books.
We are writing Ruby Fever right now. It’s set in Hidden Legacy. :wags eyebrows: You should buy it when it comes out. I need to pay for the roof damaged by hail and insurance says it’s $100 under our deductible. 😀
How did Alessandro race up all those flights at the end of Emerald Blaze after his epic fall? Catalina was winded.
You have to remember, Alessandro is in a superb shape and his magic shields him the damage one might incur from falling. The height is a factor, as we all have seen in Emerald Blaze. Catalina doesn’t train the same way, because she is primarily a mental mage with fencing as her backup. Her physical conditioning, while good, is nowhere near Alessandro’s training regimen.
Look at it this way: before COVID, I could routinely do upward of 3 sets of 30 squats per workout session and maybe break a mild sweat. I have done 3 sets of 10 squats last Monday, and I was walking funny for most of the week because my thighs were on fire. When you train a specific muscle group, it responds. If you stop training it, you lose some of the endurance and strength associated with it.
Arabella can also run up the stairs without being winded. 🙂
In a previous snippet, Alessandro knifes someone (granted an anonymous assassin) and Catalina doesn’t even raise an eyebrow. Is this really in character as you have set up so far in the previous books?
“Exposure to violence at high levels or across multiple contexts has been linked with emotional desensitization, indicated by low levels of internalizing symptoms. … Theoretically, desensitization to violence represents a form of habituation, a well-established type of non-associative learning that results in diminished response to a stimulus after repeated exposure (Rankin et al., 2009). Thus, for instance, witnessing community violence would initially elicit strong negative emotional reactions, but after repeated exposure to community violence these emotional reactions would be dampened, resulting in less emotional distress. “
Emotional Desensitization to Violence Contributes to Adolescents’ Violent Behavior. Sylvie Mrug, Anjana Madan, and Michael Windle
“What Is Character Development?
In fiction writing, character development is the process of building a unique, three-dimensional character with depth, personality, and clear motivations. Character development can also refer to the changes a character undergoes over the course of a story as a result of their actions and experiences.”
Masterclass, How to Develop a Fictional Character: 6 Tips for Writing Great Characters.
Hehehe. “Is this really in character…” Hehehehe. Oh, fandom. I love you all. 😀
I am wondering if Cornelius and Mathilda have their guesthouse on the Baylor Family Compound
Yes, of course they do! That’s how Baylors roll. 🙂