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Idea for a Book (or Maybe a Series) January 17, 2007

Posted by samwyse in Uncategorized.
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On Christmas Day, 2006, the following intro to a fantasy story popped
into my head. Due to procrastination, it is only now being put down in
words, er, electrons.

In the Elder Days, before the Time of Legends, we were all
brutes. Only the Bear Clan has stories from that time and they are
ill-formed tales, possessing neither Heros nor Deeds. They tell of a world overrun by goblins, and of a light from the heavens that drove them away.

The story that may someday follow would be a “Watership Down” sort of thing; not an animal fable (although I may adapt some fables as interstitial and/or sidebar material) but a heroic fantasy. The goblins, BTW, are humans, who for reasons unknown have (mostly) left the world of the story, leaving the animals to re-populate the forests and streams.

[Feb 8th] The goblins, BTW, are humans, who for reasons unknown have (mostly) left the world of the story, leaving the animals to re-populate the forests and streams.

[March 28th] I’ve also been reading Blogging the Bible at Slate Magazine. I’ve mostly been skimming, but it has a lot of good quotes that could inspire sections of my story. The hardest thing about writing a story about a pre-industrial society is getting into the mind-set; I really need to read lots of stories written in those times.

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