Category FOTS

Sparring with a ‘God’ (excerpt, part 3 of 3): Reflection

Part three. Here’s part 1 & part 2. This section of the chapter needs the most work for when I come back to it after the first draft is completed. Thanks for reading! Chapter 21 (first draft) Islos Part 3 of 3 (continued) Cirrus was resting in the shade of the ship’s sails, resting and watching as […]

Sparring with a ‘God’ (excerpt, part 2 of 3): Plenty more to learn

Part two! Here was part 1. Again, this is Cirrus (the Soldier POV), having just started his practice match with the Aquari 5th Lieutenant, Arturus Mariner. I’m hoping even though it is just the first draft, that I was able to give somewhat of a clear visualization of how the characters were moving. Thanks for reading! […]

Sparring with a ‘God’: First look at Cirrus (excerpt, part 1 of 3)

Here is a new, long-awaited excerpt from FotS: Book 1. Here we have Cirrus (the Soldier POV). He is taking a ship, on his way to his ascension ceremony with a legend as escort, Arturus Mariner. Overall, it is an action-packed chapter. Again, this is from the original draft. I only read through it once […]

Pentia A-Z: G is for Garden of the Masters

The Garden of the Masters, or Garden of Greats, is a burial site lying outside of the Talonian capital. There, the great Masters of the past are buried in their tombs. From afar, the buildings of the garden that house the dead are low and hidden from view, beneath growth and behind hills. Within the cover […]

Progress Journal Entry 5: Chapters 21-25

It’s been another month since the last five chapters were done. That’s in part due to August being a month where I tend to take a mental vacation from everything, but mostly because I have begun to write in a more random order based on my day to day mood. Chapters 21 to 25 are […]

Behold! Summaries of all current projects

Finally, all my current projects in one place. This content has been added as a page on the site, where it will be updated from time to time. For readers who are aware of FOTS, my primary project and the beating heart of this blog, here is a basic summary of the series. Next is […]

Pentia A-Z: F is for Flight

These things I am about to tell you, reader, are unknown to the Pentians. Even the present Shora do not know most of these details of their past. Why did they leave their southern island? Why are they here? The Shora’s endless wars between its two rivals, the Aquari of the west and the Esteri of the east […]

National Cultures of Pentia: The Shora

Capital City: Aquari: Aquos, Esteri: Cressos Estimated total population: Aquari: 340,659, Esteri: 296,703 Estimated military size (absolute maximum strength): Aquari: 62,000, Esteri: 54,000 Typical appearance and social/cultural traits: The Shora have dark, red coloured hair, and bright cyan eyes. They are super-human in strength, speed, and intellect. They also, by appearance at least, possess less emotion. This is […]

National Cultures of Pentia: Talinar, “The Blue”

Capital City: Blesina Estimated total population: ??? Estimated military size (absolute maximum strength): ??? Typical appearance and social/cultural traits: The people of the former nation of Talinar of the south, now living on the continent’s largest island against their wills, have almost black, navy-blue hair and gold coloured eyes. Stereotypical racial values include ambition, opportunism, commerce, and hard-nosed […]

Holy [expletive], I just brutally killed one of my characters!

So, um…yeah. All of the corners in my bedroom are occupied by furniture or something else, so where am I supposed to crawl into a ball and weep? Alright, let’s be serious here, killing off your characters is tough. Who but we, the authors, have a greater connection to our characters? It can be a […]

National Cultures of Pentia: The Kanari

Capital City: Kanar Estimated total population: 1,292,308 Estimated military size (absolute maximum strength): 84,000 Typical appearance and social/cultural traits: The Kanari have light brown hair and rusty, red/brown eyes. Kanar is the oldest civilization and culture in Pentia, as all of the Pentian races originally came from the deserts. Although there are unique cultural differences […]

Progress Journal Entry 4: Chapters 16-20

Phew! That was the most difficult section, so far. I just finished chapter 20 a couple of days ago. I got hit by two different forces at the same time, which both made my writing per day less than I wanted. First off, all of these chapters were hard to write for different reasons. Two […]

Pentia A-Z: E is for Exile

This Exile is not the aforementioned POV character “The Exile”. It also stands for a landmark in the southern nation of Sola. It is the name of the westernmost mountain of the Cloud Tops, and for the immediate surrounding lands at the foot of the mountain. Beneath Exile lies a labyrinth of natural dark tunnels […]

National Cultures of Pentia: The Askarians

Capital City: Askar Estimated total population: 1,681,319 Estimated military size (absolute maximum strength): 153,000 Typical appearance and social/cultural traits: The people of Askar to the north-east have dark blonde hair and grey eyes. They are known for their expert craftsmanship, and there are no finer smiths in the world than the ones in the nation of Askar, […]

POLL!: The Lieutenants: Choose your favourite characters

Now that all of The Eleven have been revealed, I wonder, who do you like best? By choosing your top four (you can choose 4 of the 10 options), it helps me know initially what readers think of them. This is especially useful since as I am writing this post here and now, most of […]

The Lieutenants: 1st, Otannus

“There is a greatness that comes only once every few generations. A talent so rare, some are born and die without witnessing its mark on history. Otannus does not belong to that highest order, for he is greater. He is the anomaly of time. His is the talent that comes only Once. He has no […]

National Cultures of Pentia: The Polarians

Capital City: Pola Estimated total population: 666,667 Estimated military size (absolute maximum strength): 104,000* Typical appearance and social/cultural traits: The people of Pola have pitch-black hair and green eyes, and are akin to the Solans in the south, although both cultures have long since gone separate ways. They are passionate and skilled in the arts. They also have […]

The Lieutenants: 2nd, General Victus

“Victus! Victus! Victus!” -Victory chants, Battles of Athos: 8th Engagement General is another title that has lasted through the ages, and it is usually a customary title for the High-King as his word has the final say. Victus, a weathered man in his forties, unofficially holds it, however. His charisma and proven strategic genius in […]

POLL!: Which POV character’s story are you most interested in reading about?

The introductions are done, and I have posted a short summary for each of my nine POV characters for FOTS. You can find them all listed here. Each summary is very short. With enough votes, it may help me see which of my characters are more interesting to readers. For those who like voting on […]

National Cultures of Pentia: Talon

Capital City: Talon Estimated total population: 2,948,718 Estimated military size (absolute maximum strength): 115,000 Typical appearance and social/cultural traits: Talonians have brown hair and brown eyes. The geography of the gigantic forests is a sort of land-within-a-land, secluding the people from the rest of the world. As a result, the culture of Talon is very different from other […]

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