This is The Guardian.
He is the same figure who took the great helm and sword at the end of Exordium. Since that time he has waited, alone and contemplative, on that mountain top, his only company the stars, the skull and the bloom itself.
In The Spine of Night, The Guardian is portrayed by Alex Malcolm Mills. He gave the Guardian a subtle blend of menace and sadness, as if the character was burdened by a great weight but one he was willing to kill to defend.
Alex played a good deal of roles, both on screen and off, for The Spine of Night. He was a constant asset and one of the key players in this whole affair.
Next time on the blog: Queen of the Swamp.