Character Spotlight ~ Eleanor
Physical Appearance: Small, with dark red, curly hair. At home, she often wears overalls, and generally is barefoot.
Time Period: 1940
History: Eleanor grew up during the Great Depression. She has one older brother and two younger brothers. Being the only girl made her somewhat of a tomboy, and living through the Depression made her resourceful. She was a fun-loving girl, liking to play jokes. It made it easier to deal with hardships…back when she was with her family. However, later on, her perspective on laughing through her trials changed significantly.
Author’s Notes: Eleanor is my second favorite Time Captives character. I only had a few facts about her before writing her backstory, not much personality, but once I delved into her past in Calhortea, she really came to life. She had fears, she had ambitions, she even had love. But love that was tainted by a certain line from the Doctor Who episode “School Reunion:” “You can spend the rest of your life with me, but I can’t spend the rest of my life with you.”
Eleanor represents a lot in regards to me growing up as a writer. I used to write characters who were pretty close to perfect, who handled their circumstances in exactly the right way, who always turned to God when things got hard, and who always managed to get their happy ending. Well, Eleanor’s not one of those characters. She gets depressed. She outwardly does the right thing, but she refuses to let it go inwardly (yes, that was a Frozen reference 😉 ). And being a Time Captive kind of ruins her chance at a happy ending. As much as I will always love Sara Watson, Eleanor is a more real character to me. I poured a lot of emotion into writing that girl. She had such a difficult life, so many deep struggles. And I love her very much for it.
About the Book
“M’lady, it has been fairly well confirmed that the Redona was hidden away by the merfolk at the conclusion of the Great War instead of destroyed as was commanded. My brother has confirmed to me Joseph’s belief that it was concealed at the Crossways.”
Toarna pressed her fingertips together in thought. “It must be recovered and destroyed as was at first intended.”
Emily, Allan, Jill, and Joey have been reunited with their long lost ancestors. But with that reunion comes the true beginning of their quest: free the rightful king of Calhortz so that he may be restored to his throne. The Redona, the only object that can free him from his long imprisonment, is rumored to be concealed in The Crossways, a mountain across the sea which cannot be entered.
A slave since birth, Adriel’s resentment and hatred towards the strytes only grows as his family is continually ripped from him. He longs for the freedom the Time Captives are prophesied to bring, but he doubts their existence, just as he doubts God’s love. Circumstances in Calhortz are so dire. How could they ever improve?
Who can enter The Crossways? Will the king ever be freed? Or will the slaves of Calhortz lose all hope of freedom before it is even offered to them?
The Crossways is the second book of the Time Captives trilogy, a tale of faith, family, fantasy, and a fight for truth and freedom.
About the Author
Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Her other interests include reading, playing the piano and violin, and politics. She is the author of Across the Stars and The Experiment.
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Monday, October 19
- Tour Introduction at Morgan Elizabeth Huneke
- Book Review at Girls Living For God’s Glory
- Character Interview at Knitted by God’s Plan ~ Grant Weathersby
- Guest Post at Jaye L. Knight ~ Pirate Character Arcs
Tuesday, October 20
- Book Review at Flights from the Aerie
- Book Review at The Art of Writing For Him
- Author Interview at Writing Anyone
- Guest Post at Bring Your Own Books ~ Time Captives Writer’s Block
- Character Spotlight at Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections ~ Eleanor
- The Crossways Inspirations at Morgan Elizabeth Huneke
Wednesday, October 21
- Book Review at Knitted By God’s Plan
- Author Interview at Flights from the Aerie
- Author Interview at Leah’s Bookshelf
- Character Interview at Reflections of the Heart ~ Jeremy Herb
- Guest Post at Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections ~ An American/Medieval Fantasy Culture
- Character Spotlight at Jaye L. Knight ~ Rae
Thursday, October 22
- Book Review at Scattered Journal Pages
- Character Interview at Bring Your Own Books ~ Eleanor
- Guest Post at In the Character’s Shadow ~ Putting Yourself in Your Characters
- Character Spotlight at Inklings Press ~ Adriel
- Surprise Post at Morgan Elizabeth Huneke
Friday, October 23
- Book Review at Bring Your Own Books
- Author Interview at Scattered Journal Pages
- Author Interview at The Art of Writing For Him
- Character Interview at Flights From the Aerie ~ Adriel
- Guest Post The Overactive Imagination ~ Choosing the Right Point of View
Saturday, October 24
- Book Review at Writing Anyone
- Author Interview at Elvish Pens, Fantastical Writings
- Character Interview at In the Character’s Shadow ~ Joseph
- Character Spotlight at Knitted by God’s Plan ~ Jaysen
Monday, October 26
- Tour Conclusion at Morgan Elizabeth Huneke