Meet the cast of characters from The Judas Syndrome. Some will make the jump to the second book, Rebirth, while others regrettably, will not.
|Joel | Sara | Connor | Jake | Earl | John | Caroline | Kevin | Sonny | Julia | Gil | Seth | Sidney
Freddy | Tom | The Angel | Gareth | Flags | The Grimm Reaper
Joel - The Chosen
18 years old. Lean muscular build, 6' tall. Dirty blonde hair frames his handsome face as though worked into place.
His style mirrors a favorite band, unkempt, with clean lines. Outwardly his mood reflects that of his deceased father,
But this calm he recognizes as little more than a mirage, his mother’s anxious nature prevalent in the back of
his mind. A quiet intelligence radiates from him, he wins friends easily with little effort, a skill or trait not learned but rather something he’d been born with. He couldn’t recall a time where he made the first gesture of friendship. It went that way
with girls as well.
He finds himself the center of attention in many situations, not the least of which is making choices for his friends.
He’d rather be the one making the decisions than following someone else’s anyways, and if his decisions and opinions
could be projected onto his friends favorably, what’s the harm.
Joel is a compassionate person, focusing mainly on those who seemingly cannot help themselves. He feels a
responsibility toward them, to help them, protect them, and is likely one of the reasons people are drawn to him.
Anxiety occasionally overwhelms him, the physical stress of it at times paralyzing him. It comes without warning,
his pulse quickens, pins and needles attacking his extremities, a numbness in his face and finally the frightening
certainty that death lurks around the corner. Though undiagnosed he is very aware of this flaw, and
manages it as best he can, alone, controlling the outbursts by self medicating with drugs and alcohol. Careful not to
become dependent on the lifestyle, he practices deep breathing and daydreaming to calm the symptom as well.
Regardless of the loss of his father and his anxiety disorder, Joel is a remarkably active and vibrant person, enjoying
life as it comes and where it lulls, making something from nothing. He has never allowed his dark side to completely overwhelm his life, his motto, ‘shit happens, when you get a lemon, make lemonade’ has served him well.