O: Not a problem. I’ve hung out in some pretty strange places, so this is par for the course, I’d say.
For our readers that aren’t familiar with you, would you like to tell us about yourself?
O: Well, I’ve got a pretty complicated history. I guess the best way to sum up my part in this whole thing is to say that I agreed to help a girl I’d never met before by going down into the Underworld to play monster-bait while she tried to figure out what the heck she’s doing down there and where she’s going, because she had no idea and neither did I.
That actually makes me sound like an idiot. Okay. I’ll start over. Hi! I’m Orion the Idiot.
PJV: Oh that is not true! You are not an idiot. I actually think you are rather epic, in faction you share the name of the original demigod Orion, who was the great hunter and known for being rather “larger-than-life.” How similar are you to him?
O: I’m a pretty big guy. And I spend a lot of time chasing a woman who’s eternally out of reach.
Which deity or demigod do you actually relate to more?
O: Which one has been kicked around the most? I’ve never really related to any of the gods, but I’ve always felt like I understood Hector of Troy. He didn’t ask to have his little brother start a war, but he fought anyway. The Fates were against him, but he still tried to save his city. He did the best that he could, and even if he died, at least he went out fighting.
PJV: You have had quite a rocky life for one so young, how have you stayed focused and not let it bring you down?
O: Well as I see it, you’ve got two choices. Give up or get on with it. I don’t believe in the gods, but I do believe in myself. And my friends.
So what is it like to be a Scion?
O: It’s utter bullshit. Wait, can I say bullshit? I just said it twice, so I guess its too late now, sooo…sorry. Can I get another do-over?
Being a Scion is not pleasant. The Fates aren’t too kind to our kind, and some of our so-called talents are actually curses.
PJV: What power could you not live without? What power do you wish you didn’t have?
O: I could live without all of them if it meant that I could get rid of one talent in particular. I don’t want to be an Earthshaker.
PJV: I had to go in this direction, but can we talk about Helen? How was it being thrust into her life like you were?
O: Helen’s great. Look, whatever happens with her, I could never fault her or be angry with her. If anyone knows how the Fates love to torment us and put us in impossible situations, it’s me. Whatever she decides, I know that I’ll always have her in my life, and for me, knowing that someone truly loves me, like I know Helen does, is enough.
PJV: Do you regret how you two came to know each other, any do-overs?
O: Haha! A do-over! Umm…I don’t know. I think the one thing I’d like to do-over has nothing to do with Helen. I think it has to do with me.
PJV: We all know that she is beautiful, but what would you say her best characteristic is?
O: She laughs at my jokes.
PJV: What do you think of the Delos’? Honestly.
O: Honestly? I envy them. I don’t think they understand how lucky they are to have each other.
PJV: If you could back-out, be “normal” what would you want to do with your life and who would you want to do it with?
O: Have a family. A huge one.
PJV: Finally a few PJV reader questions:
PJV: A few asked if you would be their boyfriend, are you available?
O: No. I’m definitely spoken for. And my girlfriend would know if I ever even thought about cheating on her.
PJV: They also want to know all your secrets, care to confess a few?
O: I love sappy love songs.
If there was ever a Young Adult Hero to swoon over, Orion of Josephine Angelini’s Starcrossed series is that character.
After accidentally unleashing the gods from their captivity on Olympus, Helen must find a way to re-imprison them without starting a devastating war. But the gods are angry, and their thirst for blood already has a body count.
To make matters worse, the Oracle reveals that a diabolical Tyrant is lurking among them, which drives a wedge between the once-solid group of friends. As the gods use the Scions against one another, Lucas’s life hangs in the balance. Still unsure whether she loves him or Orion, Helen is forced to make a terrifying decision, for war is coming to her shores.
In Josephine Angelini’s compelling conclusion to the masterfully woven Starcrossed trilogy, a goddess must rise above it all to change a destiny that’s been written in the stars. With worlds built just as fast as they crumble, love and war collide in an all-out battle that will leave no question unanswered and no heart untouched.
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