I promised my thoughts on monsters and now that I have given dragons their fair due I can move on to other creatures I've written about that go bump in the night. My favorite creation (thus far) has been the altaww'am. Illustration by: Sam Wood In the world of Jangbahar, the altaww’am is a creature capable of… Continue reading Monster of My Own Making
Illustration by Atriend Zabu Except that they are, at least in the literal sense in any case. Dragons are always epic and ferocious and perhaps that's why so many writers and artists enjoy creating their own version of this mythical beast. (You might have noticed my obsession.) But are dragons monsters? So yes, there is… Continue reading Dragons are NOT Monsters!
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
Hey y'all! Remember how I promised fight scenes this week? If you didn't catch the excerpt from Submerged's Maritime Massacre you can read it here. For those who don't know, the Dance of the Elements series features a group of people known as Fire Dancers: individuals enslaved and forced to fight dragons with their unique… Continue reading The Blazing Battle
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!