As y'all know, this month has had a bit of a spooky theme as I show you some of the darker aspects of fantasy and the horror found in the Dance of the Elements series. One way to utilize horror is the element of surprise and sometimes in fiction this can be utilized with the… Continue reading Adham’s “Pit of Despair”
It is difficult to imagine a more awful way to wake up. Personally, I experience a tiny panic attack whenever my morning alarm goes off. Peaceful, utterly relaxed and probably snoring and then BAM! Heart rate pumping, adrenaline coursing through your veins. It might be a bit cliche but I enjoy waking Jura up with… Continue reading Wake-Up! Danger!
She would have screamed but a gloved hand quickly clamped over her mouth. Jura's eyes widened and she struggled under the weight of the Shadow Dancer. From Ignited, Chapter Fifteen That poor, pitiful main character. Writers have to make them suffer because readers want to experience the main character's growth. How can they achieve anything… Continue reading Spooking the Heroine
Every story needs a secret group of assassin spies run by a sadistic evil queen, am I right? The Shadow Dancers were said to be a secret group of assassins, thieves and spies. There was no proof of their existence and many believed the guild was nothing but a story to frighten children. Ignited, Chapter… Continue reading Meet the Character: Shadow Dancers
Dark magic, blood magic, magic coming with a terrible price...these are all expected tropes in the fantasy genre and I suppose the reason for this is simply that they work! But why do they work? I think it all comes down to the point that magic must come at a cost and, well...it's just more… Continue reading Magic Has To Be Spooky