Category: Fantasy

Cover Art for “Mercenary Siege”

Here’s the cover art for my upcoming book, Mercenary Siege, Book 2 of the Siege Chronicles. The illustration was made by Guillem H. Pongiluppi, who does excellent fantasy illustrations with darker tones. Check out his portfolio on ArtStation, especially his work on Solomon Kane and Star Wars. Mercenary Siege will be...

Brandon Sanderson on Writing and Rejection

Brandon Sanderson, who is widely considered the current reigning champion of modern fantasy epics, may seem to be the last person to have suffered endless streams of rejection letters from agents and publishers. In fact, before he was published, Brandon Sanderson wrote 13 novels, all rejected by everyone he sent...

Battle-Train Siege Released

Battle-Train Siege, Book 1 of The Siege Chronicles, is available for purchase now on Amazon.com. A bounty hunter with a price on his head, Davrick Caliburn must evade the sorcerous reach of the Grand Imperium. Never mind the fact that his new employer is a vampiric blood-baroness—she’s promised him a...

Cover Art for “Battle-Train Siege”

Here’s the cover art for my upcoming book, Battle-Train Siege, Book 1 of the Siege Chronicles (sans the title and author name). The illustration was made by Alejandro Burdisio, a fantastic illustrator of dieselpunk and early 1920’s style sci-fi vehicles and machinery. Check out his portfolio on ArtStation–the colors, details, and style...

How Did Knights Live?

I’ve just stumbled upon a fantastic YouTube channel called Modern History, which is run by Jason Kingsley, the Modern Knight. Jason Kingsley is, quite truly, an actual knight, having been awarded knighthood as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). In addition, he trains as...

Writing: Getting Started

I’m going to start a series of short articles on writing tips for aspiring authors, mainly focused on spec-fic (i.e., fantasy and science fiction). As an aspiring fantasy author myself, I feel that my own experience in learning the craft, world-building, character-building, and plot-building may be helpful to other aspiring...

Final Fantasy VII Remake Released

The Final Fantasy VII Remake has been released! Alas, it’s only for PS4, and I don’t have a PS4. Oh well… There’s a lot of nostalgia with a game like this, and the original Final Fantasy VII was one of the most beloved games of all time. It was one...

Final Fantasy VII Remake

The long-awaited remake of “Final Fantasy VII”, considered by many to be among the greatest video games of all time, has been in development for quite a while. But now we can finally have a look at a trailer and some actual game play footage! In addition to the trailer,...

Dark Crystal Characters Revealed!

I’m definitely a fan of the “The Dark Crystal”, so you’ll probably be seeing more posts from me about the new “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” Netflix series. The big news now is the reveal of the characters (as puppets) for the new series. That’s right–this is old-school puppetry, just...

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

The trailer for the new Netflix series, “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” has just come out. I must say, it is impressive! I remember seeing “The Dark Crystal” a long time ago as a child, and it kind of freaked me out. I’ve watched it many other times over...