Halloween is a long-standing tradition that has been in a variety of different cultures for hundreds of years. While it is often depicted in fiction it is rare to find (a traditional) Halloween in a fantasy setting. But that doesn't meant that the fantasy world created doesn't have their own take on a special holiday … Continue reading Tricks & Treats
Keeping up with the battle theme of this week I thought it would be fitting to end with the Border Wars: the giant battle that started the entire Dance of the Elements series. This short story was previously unavailable unless you purchased a Kindle copy of Ignited. I hope you enjoy! Border Wars Year 1341 … Continue reading Meet the Character: Josper
As y'all know, I'm letting my spooky shine this week by sharing some bloody battles! In this scene, we follow Vex as he leads his soldiers in what becomes a messy massacre. Please enjoy this excerpt from Chapter Nine of Submerged: Vex was surprised at how easy the battle was. Battle wasn’t even the right … Continue reading The Maritime Massacre
War is a gruesome reality that is often romanticized in literature while the truth is that war is just gruesome. Aside from the romanticized version of glorious battles won for patriotic purposes, war is sometimes necessary for the plot. The best stories are those that mirror our own lives and unfortunately, war is a bitter … Continue reading War! It’s Good for the Plot!
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”