Title Trouble

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Dory!

I’m getting to the end of Book 14, which will be Legends of Windemere: Path of the Traitors.  Might finish it today, but that announcement will have to wait until tomorrow with the rest of my weekly report.  Instead, I find myself in a quandary, which is a word that I’m not sure I’m using or spelling correctly.  Next week, I’ll be going over the outline for the final book and redoing it to close up all the subplots and make sense.  Here is the problem:

I’m not sure about the final title.  I forgot the original one from over a decade ago, but I’ve had it as:

Destiny’s End
Fate of the Champions
Age of Heroes

Currently I have it as Legends of Windemere: The Forgotten Baron.  Is this good enough?  Guess it feels weird naming the final book after the bad guy, but it is where he is the main threat instead of an agent, temple, or other obstacle.  Maybe it just feels weak to me.  The Timeless Baron?  Baron Kernaghan?  The Forgotten Warlord?  Revival of the Lost Baron?

Anything clicking or suggestions?  Really scratching my head here.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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41 Responses to Title Trouble

  1. Dean says:

    I prefer Fate of Champions, it sounds like it ties everything together.

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  2. The Forgotten Baron sounds more like the middle of a series than the end, to me. I would suggest working with Warlord in the title, and then a final strong word to reflect the content.The Warlord’s Revenge? or maybe The Hidden Warlord?

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  3. I guess the Windemere Karaoke Lounge would also be too fluffy then.

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  4. L. Marie says:

    I agree with Dean. Either that or Destiny’s End. Both sound final.

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  5. I like the sound of ‘Legends of Windemere: Destiny’s End’ as the title of a final book in a series Charles 😃

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  6. The Forgotten Baron sounds OK, but maybe isn’t strong enough for a title for the final book in the series. I like the idea of your continuing the theme of having the main threat in the title, so putting “Baron” in there somewhere is important. But I think you need something in the title that will make it clear this is the final book, without giving away too much about what will happen in the end. Something like “The Baron’s Fate” or “Destiny Of The Baron” or “The Baron’s Last Chance” – only better, because those aren’t all that good, but I’m tired and can’t think of a great title to suggest.

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  7. The Baron Remembered

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  8. Since you mentioned that at least one hero dies, what about ‘The last deaths ‘ or ‘Who dies today?’ or ‘For Those Whom the Baron Kills’. (or would it be who instead of whom?)
    Maybe not the best suggestions, but those are my ideas.

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  9. Calling on some of your original titles, perhaps something like Fates In The Balance, which implies that everything is up for grabs and you don’t know who will win or lose.

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