Saturday, April 11, 2015

Book of Stone: Doctor William King

For April, Stone is celebrating the A to Z Blog Challenge with daily letter-themed entries. A separate page with a list of all these entries, plus Character Profiles and Book Synopses will appear on the right hand side of the page in coming weeks, detailing the people, places and things of the Stone Soldiers universe.

A DoD researcher formerly assigned to Project Medusa at Argon Tower, Dr. William King is credited as having unlocked the secret to partial petrification of test subjects. Unfortunately, King was injured in his early experiments,  leaving his left eye turned to stone, but functional--and with the added abilityof second sight.

After successfully creating the first team of Stone Soliers, King was re-assigned to Fox Island, until 2014, when he returned to Miami (SS 07: Seven Deadly Sons), eventually studying and reverse-engineering Ring portals (SS 11: One Dark Step).

Born in 1948, Dr. King leads U.S. etheric research at the Fox Island, Michigan research station.

Tall, with curly gray hair and an almost senile demeanor, King fits the archetypal stereotype of a mad scientist. He often is lost in thought as he ponders arcane secrets. He is given to overly-detailed explanations that quickly turn into long-winded lectures.


  1. So his left eye turned to stone? Did he end up studying it? I'd think he'd be able to pull it out and pit it back in the socket.

    Stephen Tremp
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    1. That would be cool.

      little known fact: Optometrists designate OS and OD on eyeglasses prescriptions. OD is your right eye. It stands for Occulus Dexter. Os is Occulus Sinister. So Dr. King's truly got an evil eye now.