Category: Volden

Volden’s Future: Steampunk

I’m really excited for what comes after the War of Chaos and Order. When Ji-Wei has gone through their tribulation, I get to explore Mercer and Yilinski. Both will be in a steampunk setting, with Yilinski having a Russian flavor and Mercer a Victorian… Continue Reading “Volden’s Future: Steampunk”

G’desh: The Djinn

Does anyone else miss the old magic systems? There is this thing, and it can do whatever I need it too. The djinn and other mystical creatures fall under that, too. The djinn themselves break the rules of my world, how magic should work,… Continue Reading “G’desh: The Djinn”

G’desh Inspiration: Four Great Old Testament Stories

The Old Testament is one of the two major inspirations for The Drowning Sands of G’desh. While I am a Christian, the OT is also filled with incredible stories against insurmountable odds. Here are four of my favorites! Please comment on your own favorites.… Continue Reading “G’desh Inspiration: Four Great Old Testament Stories”

Sankive: The Beauty of Animals in India

In Sankive, where all the action of Ghost Monkey occurs, there are the janaav. The janaav are animals which drank special water and can now shape shift into humans, as well as a half human and half animal form. The inspiration for the janaav… Continue Reading “Sankive: The Beauty of Animals in India”

Sankive: Practical Dharma

Disclaimer: I have not studied the concept of Dharma for years on end. I have researched it, read some Hindu and Buddhist texts, and I have seen how I can apply it to my own life, through a Christian lens. Why a Christian lens?… Continue Reading “Sankive: Practical Dharma”

Flirting: A Norse Tradition

While writing Hurskfjell, I reached a point where I got bored of the physical contests. It was war, kill, learn magic, slaughter, oh the humanity! So after part one, with a fairly emotional ending, I looked at the second part and how I could… Continue Reading “Flirting: A Norse Tradition”

Why Arabian nights?

Inspiration Drowning the Sands of G’desh was inspired by the Old Testament and Arabian Nights. Both books have an incredible amount of unique stories which are not often mimicked in American culture. In my own faith walk, the church focuses on a few stories… Continue Reading “Why Arabian nights?”