Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Kids

There are many characters in Mythic Summer--both human and animal alike--so the best place to start is with the three kids from Wales, Colorado whose amazing adventure we'll be following all summer long. From left to right, they are Sophie Talbot, Bree Soares and Shiloh Talbot.

The (soon to be) thirteen-year-old Sophie has always adored animals, especially horses.  She spends as much time as possible at the Talbot Compound, either helping her dad with the horses or giving her mom a hand at the vet clinic.  Shiloh jokes that she feels more comfortable around animals than she does other people!  An extensive stuffed animal collection takes up much of Sophie's bedroom, one for every animal she's seen up close and personal.  As far as this mission goes, Sophie takes it very seriously.  As soon as Callum explained to her how all those mythical creatures had been captured, her heart went out to them and she was determined to do whatever she could to help.

As her mother is fond of saying, Bree is about 90% enthusiasm.  Bree lives with the Talbots when her parents are off making their documentaries and while she does help out with the animals, she usually just ends up finding more and more ways to have fun with them.  Good thing her best friend, Sophie (or So-so as she calls her) is around to keep her in line.  Bree has a huge love for soccer and has been playing for over half of her thirteen years.  She sees Callum's mission as a once in a lifetime chance to see some of the most amazing and bizarre creatures around.  But while this is all kinds of fun for her, she never forgets how important this job is and to always do her absolute best.

Shiloh is Sophie's younger brother, a somewhat withdrawn eleven-year-old.  While animals certainly pique his interest, he doesn't seem to share his sister's passion for them.  He typically acts hesitant around animals, but it takes a surprise encounter with a young dragon the girls are watching to open him up a little.  Shiloh is a pretty skilled artist and has a few sketchbooks filled with animal drawings he's done in secret.  The grand adventure in Meurum is sometimes overwhelming for him, but his curiosity gets the best of him and keeps him interested.  Besides, ever since Shiloh made a connection with Arrow the dragon, he has begun to understand his sister's love for animals of all kinds.

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