Every genius has a battery of assistants, teachers and mentors behind him. Here's to the 'normal' folk, without whom nothing would happen!
My childhood was full of animal friends helping the story along, so Hevna has it's fair share too.
Writing a smart man, beyond the four walls of a lecture hall.
Empire and Emperor are hard to separate, and in the case of Hevna, are very much linked.
Sarus has perhaps the most pronounced development of any character I have ever written. He is an idealist, and these are my thoughts on writing him.