Just to prove I'm breathing. 0=) For anyone who cares, I put Bogswallow (Order of the Priest-King series) away, and its kid brother Cinderbeast, for awhile. In the meantime, I sorta genre-hopped. No series title yet (which is sort of bothering me, sort of not), but at the moment it looks like this:
-Book I: Bruising Reeds
-Book II: The Smoldering Wick
-Book III: The Sun & Shield
If you're really one of those curious people, the first two titles are from Isaiah 42; and the third is from Psalm 45. The rest I leave to your imaginations. I'm also considering semi-prequel (at least, a book that precedes it chronologically but doesn't really insist it go with the others) called The Darkening Lamp. My hesitation there, though, is, I know how that one ends.
And yes, this is the one I keep putting "snippets" up on Facebook about. In case you're the curious sort, the cast list looks something like this:
-Beowulf Batson (lead character...at least for book one...Yes, he's named after the epic king.)
-Parvati Gwen Batson (his twin sister; named for a Hindu goddess and King Arthur's wife because their parents got indecisive by Kid 13 or so.)
-Chiron Rishi Batson (one of his brothers, a year younger; named for a Celtic bard, and 'rishi' means 'seer.' Again, their parents got indecisive on the names.)
-William "The Scarlet" Rhett (best friend/mentor; Gwen nicknamed him after Will Scarlet, yes. Yes, they call him Scarlet.)
-Jocelyn Graves (Girlfriend...um, sometimes. Hehe. Um...her two names just went really well together, and I like it.)
-Briana Nayar (from Northern India - Yes, she has an American given name, after an American couple her family knows)
-Andreas Toth (their priest/monk/mentor/friend; named so...because I liked it. He's...from all over.)
-Devdan Andaka (A name you fear to love and love to hate. East Indian.)
-Adam Clayman (Hard to describe this guy. Yes, his name is so for obvious reasons. Local cowboy. Just needs the black hat.)
-Garrett (Still working on this one.)
-Michaelis (not telling you a thing about this character. ha. As for the name, I'm allowed to pick names I like.)
-Sankar (character who has undergone many names and many faces to come out the way I want/need him to)
-Umar Apshuin (Um, a monk. Kinda. Sorta. It's Umar instead of Amar because I had too many A names and thought Isha was too feminine sounding even though it's listed as a masculine name. East Indian.)
-Father Gabrelli (the priest in charge of keeping the crazies in line. Poor guy. As for his name...it's fun to say. American.)
No, not all of them get equal playing time. No, not all of them necessarily appear in the same book. (Only one appears in Darkening Lamp.) And a few...well...A few I'm just refusing to talk about because I'll get carried away and say too much.
And before Dani asks me: Yes, I'm still working on the Aussie cameo. But unless you want a female Crocodile Dundee you better let me do this my way. ;)
At any rate, I'll leave you to guess who the heroes, villains, and in-betweens are. I'm sure Beowulf wants to know to. The fun part about this world is I can theoretically keep it up as long as I want, following different story lines without getting redundant.
And that too is a plus.
Okay, time to split.