Character Interview: Catessa Regan

For those of you who don’t know, Catessa is the main character of both Slander & Steel and The Last Assassin. (And I just interviewed her and a friend of hers from TLA last week, if you’d like to see them interact with each other.) She’s a thief and assassin who’s fiercely loyal to her makeshift family, hates reading, and has always been more comfortable near the sea than further inland. I’ll be interviewing her around the time of TLA, but I might have to dance around some things to avoid S&S spoilers. Enjoy!


Catessa: *enters and takes a seat* Hello. *smiles*

Interviewer: Hello. How are you today?

Catessa: I’m doing all right. How are you?

Interviewer: Doing well. Are you ready to get started?

Catessa: *nods*

Interviewer: What’s your name?

Catessa: Catessa Regan Devlen.

Interviewer: How old are you?

Catessa: Twenty-one.

Interviewer: Do you have any siblings?

Catessa: Two half-siblings. And Tigress, who’s like a sister to me.

Interviewer: Are you close with your half-siblings?

Catessa: Not especially.

Interviewer: Do you have a job?

Catessa: I’m the king’s bodyguard.

Interviewer: How did that come about?

Catessa: *raises an eyebrow* What, you have a problem with it?

Interviewer: Not at all. I was just wondering.

Catessa: *doesn’t volunteer an answer*

Interviewer: All right, well… Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Catessa: An extrovert, usually.

Interviewer: What is your favorite food?

Catessa: Beef jerky.

Interviewer: Favorite color?

Catessa: Dark brown.

Interviewer: Do you have a favorite book?

Catessa: The only book I’ve actually enjoyed: Xandolar’s Journals.

Interviewer: Is it fiction or historical?

Catessa: Historical.

Interviewer: What is your favorite animal?

Catessa: I like hawks.

Interviewer: What are your hobbies?

Catessa: Playing cards, dancing, sparring, exercising, that kind of thing.

Interviewer: Which of these is most important to you: kindness, intelligence, or bravery?

Catessa: Bravery.

Interviewer: And honesty or selflessness?

Catessa: Honesty.

Interviewer: What’s something you can’t leave home without?

Catessa: At least one dagger.

Interviewer: That was the last question. Thank you for your time. *smiles*

Catessa: Thank you. *returns the smile and heads out*

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