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Somewhere between falling and flying… there is a girl.
Iris has a secret. She lost her memory eight years ago and never told a living soul. After an asthma attack one night she finds out that her dreams of a strange house on a snowy island may be a memory resurfacing but the more she learns about the past the more she realizes the life she has been living is a lie. As the façade her father has built starts to crumble around her she will have to decide which means more to her; the truth or her life.
Falcon (Originally Darien)
Changes with his moods but normally brown, green or blue
He has not had the opportunity to choose a favorite food but his memories make chocolate chip pancakes a favorite of his for until he can find a favorite because of flavor.
Falcon’s history is the darkest of all of the characters other than Ramero and Autumn. He was raised by a mad man who wanted to destroy him just to see what might happen and realized, he wouldn’t be destroyed so wanted to learn where the boundaries between an aves and a human soul truly lied. Iris has a hard time finding out more about his past other than that he went through very strange and unusual forms of torture and training to try and create a new type of Stryx.
Darien was one of the first Owlet characters that came to me and the second I ever drew. He started out as a young man she stumbles upon in the woods singing to a bird to keep it from flying away and grew from there.
His past haunts him and while he doesn’t show Iris, he still carries many emotional scars that will not be easily mended. He also has a tendency to focus so intently on one thing that is becomes more of a flaw than a virtue.
He has been so heavily battle tested that it is very hard to find something that fazes him. His emotions are still very young and unexplored but it gives him a different and more positive view of every good thing he gets the opportunity to learn. He feels that every emotional moment he gets to witness is a chance for him to better understand others and his own emotional capabilities.
Falcon is great with many different types of Stryx wind instruments because unlike Iris he has extremely adept control over his lungs. He enjoys using those wind instruments to captivate the attention of passing birds. It was his only escape when he was growing up before he was sent away from Caleb.
“Iris! IRIS! Where are you? IRIS, please, your dad and I are worried!” Diana’s voice sounded close and Falcon backed away slowly, meeting Iris’ eyes with his own.
“Don’t forget me,” he said, and walked toward the trees, disappearing from view.
As Iris walked in the direction of Diana’s voice, she remained silent. Pressing her fingers to her lips, she felt a tingling sensation throughout her body, as if the kiss was being carved into her memory.
She smiled, realizing that she had just experienced her first real kiss with a soul that she truly held deep emotions for…emotions she knew had been in her forever.
He loves you. He did then and he does now. You are the one that saved him; you are the one that changed him.
Before she knew it, Diana had appeared and wrapped her arms around her tightly, nearly knocking her over.
“Iris, please. I beg you! NEVER run off like that again. I was so scared. I am so sorry. I called your father and he agreed that we need to sit down and tell you everything.
It might take him some time to get here, but he is going to try to be here the day after tomorrow. Hardly any time at all…please…just wait a little longer.”
“Why didn’t you tell me?” Iris demanded. She was sick and tired of being kept in the dark, but her anger also came from wanting to turn back time and return to Falcon’s arms. She was trying with all her might to focus on what was happening and not that amazing kiss, but she realized that talking to Diana was ruining her precious moment. She wanted to relish the feeling but Iris knew that she had to do this first. One thing was for sure however—she definitely would not be forgetting Falcon, ever again.
“Roger and I were only trying to protect you. He still wants me to wait until he is here but…I am asking you first. What would you prefer? I don’t want you to hate me and I don’t want to ever lie to you again. I promise that I won’t. So I won’t lie to you now when I say that I am afraid you will hate me when this is all through. I love you, and not because of Elena, but because I have gotten to know you. I do not want to lose our friendship, Iris,” she choked on her words. “I don’t want you to send me away.”
About The Author:
Emma Michaels is the author of the ‘A Sense of Truth’ and ‘Society of Feathers’ series. Her goal with her latest YA novel ‘Owlet’ is to give others what she did not have growing up; a strong female protagonist with asthma. While her previous aspiration was to be a lady knight she realized that not being able to run more than a few feet might become a hindrance so turned to writing instead. Her day jobs include being a cover artist, marketing consultant and silk screen designer.
As the founder of The Writers Voice blog (http://OurBooksOurVoice.
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