Been a while since I put up a world building article, but given the book is done and we’re getting ready to send out those queries, I figured having another go at a golden oldie would help prepare me to write the sequels.
My cousin Cullen, who has this amazing page you should totally read a lot, recently did some new renders on a sword for one of the characters for the book, the treacherous Sir Slight Fairborn, originally named Slight Owand before I realized that name was stupid. As usual, his work is impeccable, capturing the fine nature of this blade to perfection.
I also thought it best to re-write some of the mythos surrounding Sir Slight and his family, given the previous article that has since been deleted made the entire family more or less unambiguously evil from the start. Such writing makes things more simple, but I’ve always been fond of more complicated stories. I thought maybe writing the family itself to be overall some pretty great people with only Slight being the bad apple would make the story more interesting.
I’ve included the world-building article in THIS LINK. Give it a read and feel free to comment.