Friday, 10 July 2015

Synthetica book tour - Character Interview: Xander

Morning, all!

Today, I'm over at Sabrina Giles and AM Station as part of the Synthetica book tour - make sure you check out their awesome blogs!

Today's Synthetica character spotlight is...*drum roll please*...Xander Silvas!

Now, as some of you may recall, I've already talked about Xander during the A - Z Writing Challenge, as he was a convenient choice for the letter 'X'. So instead of doing a standard profile, I thought I'd also do a quick character interview, so you can all get the lowdown on Anais' purple haired boyfriend.

Hi, Xander! How's it going?
Hi! It's going well thanks. Can't complain, although you did nearly try to kill me at the end of the book [glares]. What did I ever do to you?

Oh, um, that wasn't me...that was the Hacker! *cough* How does it feel to work at Civitas? Do you see it as a long term career?
Yeah, yeah, whatever. It feels great! To be honest, I've wanted to work for them since I was about ten years old. I can definitely see myself working there long term - it would be good to graduate out of an internship and into a proper job with the company.

Anais has made her own feelings about Civitas clear - does this ever cause any problems between you two?
We don't really discuss work, and since Civitas can be a touchy subject with her, I try not to talk it up too much. It hasn't caused any problems - yet. Though I daresay it will do in the future.

How are things between you and Anais?
Things are okay. We've both got a lot on our plate at the moment so we haven't seen each other much and when we do, it's not like it used to be, but - [pauses] - it's understandable, and I hope we'll be able to make time for each other again once everything in the city has gone back to normal.

Do you think everything will go back to normal, after everything that's happened?
I really hope so.

Would that be a good thing?
Of course. I see nothing wrong with the way the city is being run at the moment. do you feel about this whole Hacker business?
It's awful that something like this had to happen to our city, and I hope that he's caught soon.

No plans to take him down yourself then?
No! Of course not! Can you imagine what that might do to my career prospects, if I messed it up?

Right, let's skip to the fun bit! Xander, what three things would you take with you to a desert island?
My RetCom - no wait, would that even work out there? Okay, scratch that - erm, I'd take a crate of water, a pack of flares and a lifejacket. Wait, what was the point of this question? I messed it up didn't I?

Would you rather be too hot or too cold?
That's a weird question...too hot I guess. The Imperial City's climate can get pretty humid in summer, so I'm used to it.

Finally Xander, what's your biggest fear?
Being buried alive.

Well that's...lovely! Thanks for coming today, Xander! Have you enjoyed your time on my blog?
It's been an interesting experience, though you twenty-first century people are a bit strange. I think I'll stick to my own time period from now on.

I hope you enjoyed finding out a little more about Xander. He was one of the hardest characters for me to write about if I'm honest, but I enjoyed writing his interview. If you'd like to find out more about Xander's world, you can view a description of Synthetica on my blog. You can also download Synthetica from:


Tune in on Monday, when we'll be meeting one of my favourite Synthetica characters, the lovable - yet questionable - rogue, Clay Winterbourne! Have a great weekend!


  1. Haha! Xander is funny. At least you almost killed him and not actually killed him:) He gets to stick around a while longer. Great job, Rachel.

    1. That's true! He should be more grateful. Thank you :)!


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