Professor Solan Darkwood has more than a hint of Rachel Weisz's Dr. Evelyn Carnahan in 'The Mummy'. She has probably been a bit of an inspiration for my protagonist ever since I started writing the book. Professor Darkwood has a lot more baggage though. #steampunk #fantasy #inspiration
Evelyn "Evie" Carnahan in The Mummy and The Mummy Returns Rachel Weisz's character tells Rick: "I may not be an explorer, or an adventurer, or a treasure-seeker, or a gunfighter, Mr. O'Connell, but I am proud of what I am... I am a librarian." She travels all around the world to seek the lost Book of Amun-Ra, and finally finds the Book of the Dead. And she turns out to be pretty handy with a gun and fights against Anak-Su-Namun.