Well, he's back.
Tamas is a nobleman from a very isolated, caste-based empire. Like all young nobleman, Tamas is putting in his three-to-five year service to the Emperor. In his case, it's as a royal courier, ferrying messages in and around the court.
He's also a huge pain to write.
After serious negotiation involving him and his agent--don't ask me how the character gets an agent before the writer does--we have come up with a compromise.
Tamas gets a much larger piece of the book, starring as the primary love interest, AND an introduction to you lovely folk. In return, I get a character who makes an effort to be consistent, realistic, and actually pulls his own weight.
(I'm not sure I got the better part of this deal.)
EDIT: There used to be an excerpt here, but I took it down to avoid spoilers.
So that's my most troublesome character. Thoughts, anyone?