Friday, April 25, 2014

I'm Back!

It's been a while since I wrote anything on this blog, but I'm back again.  Lots of things have been happening in my life, mostly bad, but I felt like continuing this blog so I have something to do.   I'll hopefully be writing More excerpts from my book, some poems, and my general thoughts on topics such as life, the gaming industry, fantasy fiction, and the like.

    Lately, I've been doing a lot of reading up of various popular fiction authors, and I came across Brandon Sanderson.   I haven't gotten a chance to read any book of his, due to my current circumstances (aka living in Sierra Leone, a current country in West Africa), but from what I've read on his work, he pays attention to a lot of detail and his approach to magic is one of the most impressive things I've ever seen.   It's so intricate, well-explained, and functioning.

     My two favorite authors at the moment are R.A Salvatore and George R.R Martin.  Both have slightly similar styles, but for the most part are heavily contrasting.  Salvatore's worlds are vibrant, imaginative and full of life and fantastical elements.  Martin's world is vibrant as well, but is much darker, and more grounded.  The character's of Martin's worlds are extremely realist in their interactions with other characters, and he's not afraid to kill off many of the various protagonists.

    Salvatore's cast while not truly as vast as Martin's, is still filled with unique and dynamic characters who are often plagued with choices that go against their very nature and beliefs, such as the ever popular Drizz't Do'Urden, the drow or dark elf who is inherently different than ninety-percent of drow.   While most are murderous, greedy and backstabbing individuals, Drizz't was imparted with a sense of honor from his father.

   Well, that's about it for now, I'll be writing a bit more to kind of get back into the flows of things.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"Azure and Crimson" background

        I'm a community college student who is currently working on a fantasy fiction novel, we hich is titled "Azure and Crimson." It takes place on a planet known as Agoroth, which is watched over and controlled by several different gods. The main protagonist, Zennoth, is known as an Aethirian, a race blessed(Or perhaps cursed) with the divine essence of a now exiled god. The other gods were not consulted when this one particular god decided to reward a particularly noble champion of his with a portion of his divine essence. As a result of what the other god's described as the "heresy", they exiled that now forgotten god to an empty void, and the first Aethirian, along with future generations, was cursed with a punishment far worse than any other. Upon death, they would have their souls torn asunder by the Soul Devourer. As a result, Aethirians heavily resent, if not downright loathe, the gods.  They tend to look down upon those who leave up their decisions to the so-called "noble gods," for they are the ones who are most familiar with how cruel the gods are, whether they be good, evil, or neutral.
         Eventually, the Aethirians formed a nation of their own, known as Aethiria, which was located in the center of the continent known as Delremor.   They would be known as a somewhat isolationist nation, though at the same time, they were noted for their inherently noble natures, as well as the fact that they refused to participate in anyway unjust wars as mercenaries.
            Their nation was renowned for its military superiority, beautiful architecture, and knowledge in areas such as the mystic arts and philosophy.  Still, their cursed fates tends to cause other races to steer clear of them.  This nation would not last forever, for ten years or so before this story begins, an unknown army came to invade this nation,  amazingly managing to slaughter the Aethirians, who were known for their fearsome fighting abilities, and unique powers.  Now,   ten years later, Zennoth, one of the last Aethirians, is a famous world renowned mercenary, though few know him by his actual name and face.  He is merely referred to as the Azure  Sword Saint.  His weapon is a massive two handed greatsword, which only he can wield.  He can also use merely one hand to lift the behemoth of a blade. And like any other Aethirian, he has a few unique abilities.  What they are...well, you'll find out soon enough.
       Well, that's it for now, I hope you found this to be an interesting read.  Until next time.