Little Known Facts – A Guest Post by Crystal Collier

Please welcome Crystal Collier here today to share her new book and some little known story world facts!


In 1771, Alexia had everything: the man of her dreams, reconciliation with her father, even a child on the way. But she was never meant to stay. It broke her heart, but Alexia heeded destiny and traveled five hundred years back to stop the Soulless from becoming.

In the thirteenth century, the Holy Roman Church has ordered the Knights Templar to exterminate the Passionate, her bloodline. As Alexia fights this new threat—along with an unfathomable evil and her own heart—the Soulless genesis nears. But none of her hard-won battles may matter if she dies in childbirth before completing her mission.

Can Alexia escape her own clock?

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Little Know Facts about the Maiden of Time Trilogy

When you meet someone, you look them up and down and decide on their approximate age, experience, and wisdom, right? But what if their physical exterior was deceiving?

This is one issue you face when dealing with immortals. Most of the Passionate (also called The Lost Ones) can’t die of old age. Their natural immunity is higher than most people. The purest of them only die by being killed, or some super stupid accident like falling over a 200 foot cliff.

For kicks and giggles, I thought I’d reveal a few of the characters and their ages. Ooh!

Alexia Dumont is the exact age she looks. Yay! Between 16 and 21 throughout the Maiden of Time series, but will she stay youthful forever, or gradually age? Only Grandfather Time knows the answer.


Bellezza looks 13. She hasn’t been thirteen for about 20 years. She is forever trapped between childhood and adulthood.


Miles was born the same day as Alexia. Although young, he acts MUCH older because of his gift to see through other people’s eyes. His future is uncertain as he was briefly grazed by the Soulless and robbed of the health and beauty most the Passionate enjoy.


John is Soulless and has been for a century, but before that, he was thirty-seven. Since the Soulless never die, he may be around for a long, long time.


Lester is the oldest of the Passionate in this series. How old? He would say “eternal.” (He doesn’t keep track.) Because of his experience, he is the voice of wisdom, although you’ll have to get past his rough manners.


Edward ages at about two thirds his actual years. When Alexia first sees him, he’s in his late 70’s.


Ethel is in the middle of her third century. She is one of the timeless beings who will haunt the earth for millennia to come, if something doesn’t happen to her.


Nelly is in her nineties. Pretty spry for her age, eh?


Mae is unlike most. She sucks life out of the world around her, and will always remain youthful. She is inching up on 600 years when Alexia first meets her.


Amos is well over 1,000. He’s also Soulless.


Lucian has been around for approximately 800 years. He is slow to judge and usually quiet. When he intervenes, it’s time to listen up.


Corona Deiliey is about 500 years old when Alexia first meets her. (If you know who she is, this is a rather astonishing fact.)


Regin has been putting people to sleep with his touch since 1100 AD. That makes him near 700 years old when we first meet him in the story world, but you’d never guess it from the immature way he acts.


Kiren keeps his age a secret. He loves his mysteries! But you can unfold them from reading the series. When Alexia asks his age after they begin secretly courting, he tells her he hasn’t felt so young at anything in a long time.

Age is a matter of mind in my opinion. You are as old as you act/feel. Of course, having genetics that keep you eternally young wouldn’t be too bad either, right?

If you’d never die of old age, how long would you want to live?

(All images used in this post were provided by Crystal Collier)

Crystal Collier is an eclectic author who pens clean fantasy/sci-fi, historical, and romance stories with the occasional touch of humor, horror, or inspiration. She practices her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, four littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese.

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Posted on November 10, 2016, in Authors. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Fun to put faces on all your characters! I rarely put one on any and half the time when I do it is people I know in real life…

    • I really don’t either, but this was a project that was initiated by a reader a couple years ago. She wanted an index of characters, and so I created one on my blog under “story extra” …and what is a blog menu without visuals? I’m not 100% happy with all the pictures, but some of them are dead on for the characters. I actually have a very specific vision of each character, and they don’t look like anyone I know.