The Betrayal Of The Inquisition

Mace Merle Berry
Mace Berry Author Interview

The Oath Breaker continues the story in The Witch Hunter General series. What were some new ideas you wanted to introduce in this book that were different from book one?

I really wanted to add some emotional depth to Victor’s character and make sure he didn’t come off as just some mindless, heartless killing machine. He may be an immortal half-witch, but he is also still half-human who is dealing with an immense amount of grief, sorrow, and loss. I’ve also always loved the idea of the hunter becoming the hunted and wanted to incorporate that element into his story. I think Victor being on the run really gave him a chance to face his metaphorical as well as literal demons head-on which gave him some extra depth for the rest of his team to try to navigate as well. I love watching their team dynamic unfold as the story progresses.

Victor Cain continues to be a riveting character. What were some challenges that you felt were important to his characters development in this book?

I tried to make Victor just as complex as any living person. He’s been struggling with so many things for so long; from the death of his wife and son, to his loss of faith and hatred of God, to the betrayal of the Inquisition. He is a man besieged by guilt and near-crippling depression, all while still trying to lead his team who don’t know if they can fully trust him anymore. Trying to convey all of those things and make it honest and believable was definitely challenging and the most important for his development.

What scene in the book did you have the most fun writing?

The scene that jumps out at me as the most fun to have written was the siege of Requiem Tower. The chaos and devastation the Thunderbird wreaks was a pure joy to write.

What can readers expect in the book in the series?

I think readers will be able to expect a thrilling and epic conclusion in the third book of the trilogy. There are many more battles to be fought and revelations to be had by the time it ends. I am also currently working on a series of short stories that tie into the novel series, each one focusing on an individual character before they joined Victor’s team. There just might be a spin off series in the works as well.

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Reeling from the loss of Magnus, the team is forced to find a replacement, and Harik has someone in mind. His old bounty hunting partner, Remo Alaris, reluctantly joins Victor’s team as a favor to his old friend. At the same time, Aka Manah, the demon prince of evil minds, has risen, and he has chosen a lieutenant. The Mortifer, a being of pure malevolence that lives and kills in the shadows, has begun systematically wiping out Puritan Inquisitors and pinning the blame on General Victor Cain. Now, disavowed and disgraced, the excommunicated master hunter has become the hunted and labeled a wærloga or Oath Breaker by the very Inquisition he swore to serve. Now, Victor and his team are forced to go on the run westward to the neighboring city of Paratus. But the Inquisition is not the only obstacle in Victor’s way. Supernatural creatures long thought extinct, the long-awaited plot to usurp the Inquisition and the peace treaty to bring war against the World Tree Coven, as well as the trauma of Victor’s past, have all come calling, and they will not be ignored. Meanwhile, Scarlet and Harik face an obstacle of their own that threatens to end their relationship and their lives. Victor and his team are at a breaking point. Will they come together and be forged stronger in the flames of perdition? Or will they fracture under the pressure?

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