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Politics in Fantasy: the Inspiration for The Talented



Let me begin by saying, I don’t like politics. Never have. Because I value honesty and integrity highly, I find the misleading behaviors in politics abhorrent. So, why did I place my hero and heroine in The Talented right in the midst of an extremely convoluted political system? Because I wanted to explore the trials of living with integrity and honesty in a political role without actually living it myself..


Hadrian was born the seventh son of a seventh son, which uniquely qualifies him for the role of his nation’s Sept Son. The office of the Sept Son oversees the education and regulation of those who display a geneti