Tag: fantasy

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”

Using Your Imperfections

Cold Outside It is winter in Wisconsin. Outside is dry as the moisture freezes. It’s beautiful and crisp. Inside is dry because the heat is on to keep the freezing temperatures at bay. The skin on my hands is rough and dry. Then it… Continue Reading “Using Your Imperfections”

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”

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”

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?”

Man in the straw hat release and give away!

tldr; Give away! My new book released! The Man in the Straw Hat is the fourth book in the series, but it’s really the book that started it all. When I was in college I came up with the idea, and I’ve been building… Continue Reading “Man in the straw hat release and give away!”

G’desh Inspirations: Arabian Nights

Here is a list of my favorite three stories from the first half of Arabian Nights. That’s it. It’s as far as I’ve gotten. I’m working through the second half, and my reading speed is picking up, as, with all things, the more you… Continue Reading “G’desh Inspirations: Arabian Nights”

The Religions of the G’desh Desert

The G’desh Desert is full of religions, but there are a few primary faiths which paint the landscape and have altered the history of the desert. Here are a few broad strokes of the faiths, based on when records state they appeared in the… Continue Reading “The Religions of the G’desh Desert”

The Races of G’desh

Here is a short compendium on the races of G’desh. Man The men of G’desh have darker skin and brown to black hair. Often times they are bearded as a cultural norm, the beards and longer hair becoming curly. While men can learn any… Continue Reading “The Races of G’desh”

Monstrous Inspirations

The Mute of Abr takes place in the city of Abr, far away from Lake G’desh, where Drowning the Sands of G’desh takes place. Where religion is everything at the lake, in Abr they are animistic, praying to the sand, mountains, and salt. The salt, the… Continue Reading “Monstrous Inspirations”