Tag Archives: sword & sorcery

2018 Top 5: #2- The City of Nyte: Greatest of the Vampire Cities?

This post went live on April 23, 2018. When creating War of Nytefall, I didn’t really think about the cities that would be vampire only.  In fact, I only considered that they would have castles, lairs, and live within the pre-existing … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: We’ve Been Waiting for You, Ms. Winthrop #vampires #fantasy

Not sure I need to do a lot of context build up for this.  It’s a fun action sequence from War of Nytefall: Loyalty.  There is an increasing difficulty in doing these without spoilers though.  Then again, most of my books … Continue reading

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Luke Callindor vs Clyde: The Angel and Devil in My Mind

Perhaps two of the loudest voices in my head have been Luke Callindor from Legends of Windemere and Clyde from War of Nytefall.  A big reason for this is because they could be considered my two first ‘real’ protagonists.  It’s a tough … Continue reading

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Ode to the Collecting Hero

A quest from long ago Search the world To find the weapons That will save the day And bring peace to all * Never that simple With pieces lost And monsters on the path Strength is gained From such a … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Working with a Collecting Quest Story: Read the Whole Set

It isn’t easy setting up a story where you have to get a bunch of things to make one thing or stop someone.  There’s the risk of tedium, repetition, and getting visited by the irritable McGuffin fairy.  He doesn’t take … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: Riding with Bob #vampires #fantasy

Let’s get a few War of Nytefall: Lost teasers in!  I don’t really get to highlight Bob and his powers very often.  So, here’s a fun one that shows him in his glory.

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Quest for the Shattered Something: The Collecting Plot

There are many types of quests out there, which have been used throughout mythology, history, and fiction.  You have hunting down a villain, finding a mentor to save the world, and the long journey.  Another that doesn’t turn up as … Continue reading

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