Who would I cast as Eamon, Eva's twin brother in RELIC?
by Heather Terell
Logan Lerman as Eamon
Eamon would probably be the most difficult character to cast in RELIC. As Eva’s hugely talented twin brother -- an amazing ice-climber, scholar, and Gallant as well as a humorous and loving sibling -- Eamon has to convey his importance to Eva and the strength of his character in one scene. The very dramatic Prologue. Without revealing too many spoilers about RELIC, Eamon dies in that opening scene, and his death is the catalyst for all the events that transpire, including Eva’s decision to enter the male-dominated archaeological competition called the Testing. Conveying all that in one scene would be an incredible burden to place on one actor’s shoulders. That said, I think Logan Lerman may fit the bill. He has shown great presence in such hugely varying roles as the one he played in the epic Percy Jackson films as well as the coming-of-age movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower -- not to mention the very different sorts of parts he’ll play coming up in such movies as Noah and Fury.
When Eva’s twin brother, Eamon, falls to his death just a few months before he is due to participate in The Testing, no one expects Eva to take his place. She’s a Maiden, slated for embroidery classes, curtseys, and soon a prestigious marriage befitting the daughter of an Aerie ruler. But Eva insists on honoring her brother by becoming a Testor. After all, she wouldn’t be the first Maiden to Test, just the first in 150 years.
Eva knows the Testing is no dance class. Gallant Testors train for their entire lives to search icy wastelands for Relics: artifacts of the corrupt civilization that existed before The Healing drowned the world. Out in the Boundary Lands, Eva must rely on every moment of the lightning-quick training she received from Lukas—her servant, a Boundary native, and her closest friend now that Eamon is gone.
But there are threats in The Testing beyond what Lukas could have prepared her for. And no one could have imagined the danger Eva unleashes when she discovers a Relic that shakes the Aerie to its core.
About the Author
Heather Terrell worked as a commercial litigator in New York City for over ten years, but she has always been obsessed with myth, lore, and the gap between history and the truth. This preoccupation has led to several loosely factual historical novels (The Chrysalis, The Map Thief, Brigid of Kildare) and the pure-lore Fallen Angel series. Relic is the first installment of The Books of Eva series. She lives in Pittsburgh with her family. Visit her at www.heatherterrell.com
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