A protagonist of mine; your average, run-of-the-mill guy; you know the sort, the type that's easy to identify with. Anyway, Miles is part of a race of men descended from the ancient Welsh, who colonized a small continent which exists south of Ireland - not really. so don't pull out an atlas. It's a place invented for purely fantastic reasons. Anyway, I think Miles will be a descendent of the smith who forged King Arthur's Excelsior, so Miles will have a certain magical "way" with swords and sword making, though he won't know that till a few books later, I think.