So, little bit about me: I drink too much coffee, study a lot of languages, and college classes are almost my entire social life. I am studying to teach French, and when I am teaching that, ESL for graduate school. But that’s all a long ways off. Hobbies? I read, I’m starting to write, I play quidditch on Sundays, and when I go home for a long weekend, I cook (assuming we have something to cook, the economy is not all that kind). I also absolutely love to study world languages as well. One life of millions I guess.
About the book: The Gargoyle. It hasn’t really taken a shape yet. There are hints of militarism, and some dark themes coming in, but there is not much to tell exactly yet. A kid runs away, gets drafted into a mystical militia and assigned to become a special operative vampire. I don’t exactly have more than that at the moment, but I don’t really feel that I am done with the first chapter yet. So far it has touched into a dark theme that it may or may not explore deeper, but that may just be a dark and mysterious shadow left to the reader to drive themselves crazy worrying what it could be, because
I’m a horrible person who watches snails crawl into a maze of salt lines on its own accord to get to a small piece of food. I’m actually Jigsaw and lazy and that sometime helps when I can’t exactly predict what will have the deepest effect on the reader.
I’m sad to say it, but it might be a few years before The Gargoyle is ready to be sent out, so in the mean time, I would like to suggest some other stuff to read:
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes: Hawksong and sequels. This series is a good read if you’re in to moderately th dry politics of warring nations being forced into union. It also has the strangest love stories I have ever seen.
T. A. Barron: The Merlin Epic: an interesting look about the man, mythos, and mystery of Merlin not explained in Arthurian legends. It starts with Merlin’s childhood, and spins a tail across generations, coming to a close just before the sword in the stone. While answering many of the questions about Merlin, however, it had made the old magician more mysterious than he had been before.
Cassandra Clare: Mortal Instruments and pre/sequels: Clare provides an interesting take on demons and the divine, as well as heaven and hell itself. And don’t worry agnostics, there is no affirmation that any particular god does or does not exist for sure, but does get into old testament stories quite a lot.
Richelle Mead: Vampire Academy and sequels : Love, lust, blood, gore, and guts galore! There is a world of politics explored deeply, as well as one of protecting an entire race from psychopathic vampires. And there is enough ass kicking that even guys don’t mind the nearly frequent gushyniss of a high school vampire.
i also wouldn’t feel right if i did not mention my friends up-in-the-early-works-of-working. Rebekah McAuliffe: Gears of Golgotha: a dystopia set on Pangaea ultima (next geologic supercontinent) where scientists take a stance against mages not exactly dissimilar to many churches stance of non-believers. Go see for more.