Published on January 24th, 2016 | by Kevin Given
Given To Me: Introducing Athena Timon
More discussion about the film version of Last Rites: The Return of Sebastian Vasilis.
I had a very exciting film day last Sunday. My first day working with actress Anja Akstin. Anja was just cast as Stacy Hamilton less than a week before we filmed her scene. I was a little concerned about her preparation, but she nailed the part. Great job.
This week I want to talk about another female character in the series: Athena Timon. Athena is a 2000 year old immortal that was trapped in the body of a 12 year old girl (14 in the movie.) due to an ancient curse. She is the daughter of the most important character in my literary universe; Athanasius (Nathan) Timon, but we’ll talk about him next week.
When Athena was 12 years old she accidentally killed the sister of the witch of Endor. When the witch found out about it she became furious and put a curse on the young lady that said she would not be able to age normally until she killed the vampire Lilith. This gave Athena a personal reason to join Karl Vincent: Vampire Hunter on the mission to destroy Lilith and prevent the resurrection of Sekhmet and Kali.
Sebastian Vasilis leads Karl to the Brighton branch of the Boston public library where Athena is working as a librarian. After much discussion, Karl finally recruits Athena on this dangerous mission. Karl is relieved that they’re at the library, erroneously thinking that no harm could befall them there. That, of course is when the demon Arimanius crashes through the wall and attacks our heroes. Athena’s job at the library is just a cover. She has to recite incantations to prevent the appearance of various demons as the library is over unholy ground that the demons use to enter our realm. Will Karl and company survive this attack to complete their mission? read the novel or comic books to find out! (available on Amazon, Indyplanet and Kindle.)
A very talented young actress has been cast to play Athena, her name is Jaylen Byrne. Jaylen is very busy and, at her young age, has already done several films including The Awakening and the Awakening Tales. She is a resident of the State of Florida.
photos: 1) Stacy (Anja Akstin) holding a picture of Karl’s wife Barbara (Roxane Cooper Gabriel) and daughter Julie (Elle Gabriel) 2) The cover of Karl Vincent: Vampire Hunter # 3 featuring Kate (Jackie Pitts) and Athena (Jaylen Byrne) 3) The Demon Arimanius from Karl Vincent: Vampire Hunter # 3 4) Karl Vincent, Kate Bryant and Athena Timon doing battle with Arimanius at the Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library from Karl Vincent: Vampire Hunter # 4 5) Karl and Stacy from the comics 6) Karl and Stacy from the movie.