Opposite Of A Stereotypical Hero

Simon Carr Author Interview

Khaos Has Come follows an eclectic group of people who have taken on the responsibility to stop Khaos from taking over the Earth and causing destruction. What was the inspiration for the setup of your story?

The inspiration for the main story centres around Rick Tonail who is a character I created a long time ago when I was just a boy. Rick is a stereotypical hero, perfect looks, perfect body, perfect hair, the full experience. I wanted to give Rick a sort of Avengers assemble or Justice league type set-up, but I wanted to make all the other heroes the complete opposite of a stereotypical hero in the way that they look and behave also their age, the Blockers are all middle-aged apart from Green who is a moody goth. All imperfect with lots of flaws, I wanted people to relate to them more than just wanting to be like them also if they did want to be like them, well, its not that hard.

What was your favorite character to write for and why? Was there a scene you felt captured the character’s essence?

Difficult to answer that, my favourite to write for in this book was Villager number three because he had such a pivotal roll. I feel a strong affection for Villager number three and I think everyone who has read Noobs also has that affection so that’s why he is in most of the more serious plot lines that tied the story together, and why he had a slightly tougher time of things. The part I loved writing the most was when Khaos caught up to Villager number three who refused to run away from him so that he could finish building a world for everyone to escape into. There was a reference to Noobs in what Villager number three said at that meeting and what friends mean to somebody with autism that was very out of character with the rest of the book and serious, but it summed up Villager number three brilliantly, for me anyway.

When you first sat down to write this story, did you know where you were going, or did the twists come as you were writing?

I knew how I wanted it to end, but other than that I found out what was happening at the same time as the reader does. There was honestly a few times when I reeled back from my computer muttering, “well, I never saw that coming!”

Will there be book 21 in the Apocalypse Blockers series? If so can you tell readers what to expect and when will it be available?

Possibly, I was not going to write any more as the Blockers storyline is done. I’ve written another book since, and I’m working on something else right now, but I have been playing around with the idea of doing something in the future centering around Max Pain and the crew of the Olive. If that comes to pass it wont be for a while yet, possibly 2024

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There was always one point, one moment in all of reality where everything that was will fight for everything that might be.
It’s this point; well, several points but all happening at the same time, well not the same time.
It’s super complicated, some question whether it really happened at all, or will happen, don’t listen to those people they just don’t understand super complicated stuff.

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