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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
For those that haven’t already seen courtesy of the good folks over at ScifiNow, the cover of Legacy of Steel – the second installment in the Legacy Trilogy – has finally been sighted out in the wild and… it’s another beauty. (Seriously, I’ve been hugely fortunate with my cover art for this series.) As with […]
Most likely, you either already know who Joseph Michael Straczynski (JMS) is, or you’re scratching your head. But even if you don’t know the name, chances are you’ve seen some of his work. He was a writer on the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon, as well as writer and co-creator […]
Bernard Cornwell taught me how to write battles. There. We’re done. Next blog. Okay, we can’t really leave it at that, can we? Bernard Cornwell is the creator of Richard Sharpe. Yes, that Sharpe. Sean Bean’s only significant role that doesn’t see him dead before the end credits roll. Chosen Men! and more Yorkshire-inflected […]
Right, I don’t blog much. Don’t blog at all, really, for the last couple of years. But I’m going to make a bit more of an effort. We’ll see how it shakes out.
Today, I’m going to talk a little about Legacy of Ash.