Tales of the Slumberlord Series Titles

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First, the picture has nothing to do with this.  Last time I used, people seemed to think it was a character of the story.  I just toss this on when I have nothing else to use and the post deals with writing.

Now, I’m nearly done with the outlines for Tales of the Slumberlord, which will have 9 volumes.  Of course, each one will have it’s own title.  That’s going to make things pretty big, but I knew it was coming.  Anyway, let’s keep this short and to the point.  There aren’t any blurbs because I’m sleepy and don’t want to give more than the titles away.  You can figure a bunch out though.

  1. Darwin & the Fate Bracelet
  2. Darwin & the Halfling Hunt
  3. Darwin & the Avenging Elf
  4. Darwin & the Hellfire Elves (Rough using elves twice.  Other option was ‘Darwin & the Lost Demon’.)
  5. Darwin & the Beast Collector
  6. Darwin & the Joy Path
  7. Darwin & the Deadland Queen
  8. Darwin & the Nightmare Lord
  9. Darwin & the Slumber War

It’s hard to give an opinion without plot info, but I haven’t fine-tuned that part enough to give a proper blurb.  That 4th one may get changed a bit and I’m not entirely certain about the 7th.  With the latter, there are a bunch of characters involved and the titular Deadland Queen is simply one of the big ones.  I guess that one is the main connection to Darwin, which works out.  I’ll play around with it for a bit.

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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11 Responses to Tales of the Slumberlord Series Titles

  1. All look great. I would agree on number four repeating Elf. The Lost Demon sounds intreguing.

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  2. I like the convention. It calls back to older adventure tales. Things like “Tarzan and the…” or “Conan and the…” I’m with you and John about number four.

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  3. Victoria Zigler says:

    The titles sound interesting. I also agree regarding the 4th one though: repeating elf wouldn’t be so bad in general (though better if it can be avoided completely) but with it coming right after a title with elf in it… Lost Demon sounds better. You used, “Lord,” twice in two titles that follow each other too… Any way you could change one of those? Maybe have the Nightmare Lord have some other kind of title instead of lord?

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    • The titles being placed so close to each other is what really makes it a problem. Can’t move the stories around either. I don’t see Lord showing up twice though.

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      • Victoria Zigler says:

        Oh, sorry, that was my bad with screen reader pronounciation. Should have scrolled to make it spell out the words so I could be sure it was saying the same word. It made “War” sound like “Lord” for some reason. So, just ignore that part of my comment.

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      • Okay. I had a feeling that was happening.

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  4. If you aren’t happy with having two Elves titles in a row, could you change the sequence to put one of them later? Maybe trade #4 and #7 places?

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