Review: Becoming a Writer, Staying a Writer

If you’ve spent any time around me at all, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of J Michael Straczynski’s work. Babylon 5 opened my eyes to epic storytelling while never scrimping on the humour or the characters, while his move into mainstream comics soon after still echoes on to this day – especially in […]

Wardscrawl: Supporting Characters

As long as I can remember, I’ve loved supporting casts more than main characters. Let’s talk a little bit about the why, the who and the how.

Fantasy Casting: Legacy of Ash

Come on! Let’s fantasy cast Legacy of Ash, not once, but twice! Dive in – you know it’s going to be fun, and not at all obscure…

Wardscrawl: Raising the Stakes

Everyone loves a good battle to conclude a great story, right? This is where so many stories reach a blazing climax, and so many fall apart. Honestly, it’s my favourite bit of any movie, and no movie does it better than Return of the Jedi.

Concerning the Gods –
An Extract from Eldor Shalamoh’s ‘Historica’

By tradition, this world of ours is watched over – or, more accurately, meddled with – by a pantheon of divine beings. Though stories vary from realm to realm, there is a small amount of truth to be gleaned as to their names and natures, if one knows where to look. The below should be considered a starting point for those who seek understanding, rather than a record of absolute truth.

The Names of Legacy

There are so many aspects to worldbuilding. Physicality, culture (theological or otherwise), magic, myth, economics, topography … the list goes on. But the key one for me is always language … And names. most of all.

The Realms of Aradane –
An Extract from Eldor Shalamoh’s ‘Historica’

Aradane has a long and complicated history – especially since the close of the Age of Kings, and the collapse of the ancient and honourable Kingdom of Tressia (which was, in fact, only one of these three things). Borders and principalities shifted at an alarming rate following Malatriant’s removal from power. Neighbouring realms gobbled up all manner of Tressian holdings – and continue to do so to this today.

What is Legacy of Steel?

Last time (before I ran out of words) I talked a little about what you can expect from the Legacy Trilogy overall. Now we can dive into the topic I meant to get to before: What is Legacy of Steel?

What is the Legacy Trilogy?

At time of writing, it’s the start of October, officially one of the best months – it’s in autumn, which is an automatic head start – but November’s going to be even better. You see, the first week in November sees the release of Legacy of Steel, second book in the Legacy Trilogy.