Monday, February 9, 2009

Let's Discuss: The High Priestess Saro

Black Swan Poster
These pictures were taken from  video covers of Jason and the Argonauts and, of course, Black Swan.

I felt they were good examples of how much makeup can disguise a person (I had no idea the pic was of Natalie Portman) and the sheen of the skin on the woman that played a Priestess in Jason and the Argonauts (although Saro would never wear something as low cut as the one above).

Part of what entrances the bloodthirsty Sogoians is that Saro is different - including her clothing - which is shockingly modest.

The High Priestess Saro is a powerful manipulative woman with her own agenda. It is well known in Sogo that she has Tasut's protection and is therefore safe from the usual danger that slinks in the streets.

She has hand-maidens that serve her in the re-built Temple of the Unknown God and occupies the prosperous Villa where she hatches her plans; carefully spinning her web of deceit.

People who have read the book(s) generally lump Saro into the same emotion-free category as Tasut. After all, she stands like an ice sculpture while innocents are sacrificed.

Saro isn't for the bad guys but, she isn't necessarily for the good guys. You'll have to wait and see what her personal agenda is and who it affects.


Ronda Hinrichsen said...

It's interesting to me that you're introducing us to your book and characters, because I've been toying with the idea of doing that on my website. Also, this is the first time I really realized how much of a fantasy your books is. Is this the one that won 2nd place at the Storymakers conference?

Stravenlite said...

Yes, Sis. H. It is! :D