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Review: Road of a Warrior by R.K. Lander

Thank you so much Frank. This is s7ch a wonderful review.

Frank Frisson

FF’s Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

I stand dissolute behind every word in the sentence that follows this one. If you love reading fantasy novels with elves in them, you’ve never wanted to actually be one of or at least among them as much as when you’ve started reading R.K. Lander’s The Silvan trilogy. It’s something else. Something you will want to discuss for days with other readers. Road of a Warrior is the second book and starts readers right off with the extraordinarily beautiful and ember-eyed half-Silvan, half-Alpine elven warrior Fel’annár as he takes down one of many Deviants, mortal humans that stay alive as their bodies rot away for daring to chase after immortality.

Fel’annár is part of a small group of elven warriors. His name means Green Sun. Closest to him are the following warriors: Ramien, the Wall of Stone; Idernon, the Wise Warrior; Calderon…

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How to Pick a Character’s Name

Andrea Lundgren

This is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog-hop, designed to help encourage authors and foster discussions about writing topics across the internet and the world. This month’s question is “What’s harder for you to come up with, book titles or character names

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For me, it’s definitely coming up with a book title. Because I’m primarily writing a series, I want the titles to all work together, to where they sound like they’re part of a “family” of books. And then, I want them to be memorable, to not be something already used by another writer (at least, not on the blockbuster level). I don’t want to be one of 5 or 10 authors who wrote a book by the same name if possible.

By comparison, coming up with names is simple. I usually start with a feel for who the character is, what sort of person…

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The May Book Cover of the Month Begins!

Oh! And there is my book cover!

M.L.S. Weech

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Happy first everyone! As is now officially tradition here on my blog, it’s time to start a new book cover of the month competition.

Siren’s Lure by Frost Kay joins 31 brand new covers this month.

You can vote all the way through the tournament, supporting the covers you like best through each round. I like to make sure people get the credit they deserve, so please show your support. Please vote and share as much as possible to get people a chance to pick their favorite.

As always, I’d appreciate it if you tag the authors and artists if you know them. I try to tag or friend every author I can, but sometimes it’s hard to track someone down. Max participation is a huge deal to me. The more people who vote, the more recognition these authors and artists receive, and I want this to be as…

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The Hardest Chapter Of Road Of A Warrior

A blogger recently asked me which part of my recently launched book, Road of a Warrior,  was the most difficult to write. There was no doubt in my mind, I said. Chapter fourteen - it was always chapter fourteen. As an author, there are scenes I find a joy to write while others are a... Continue Reading →

Character Actions: Should There Be a Reason Why?

Andrea Lundgren

Characters do all kinds of things in fiction. Their actions make up the stories we write, and if they did nothing…it’d be pretty boring.

But how much motivation should there be in what they do? Do you, as the author, need to always know why they’re doing it, or can they just “do something for doing it”?

Let’s take a look at a scene and see how it works.

She walked over to the glass. On the other side was a habitat, all sand and rocks with only a few scaly plants, the surface of their stems mirroring that of the creature who should’ve been inside.

Slowly, she touched the glass. Her hand stayed there for a long moment, not moving, in firm but gentle contact against the clear silica-based partition until it slowly began to warm to her touch.

Then she backed away.

Now, we, as readers, don’t need…

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Fantasy World Creation

World Building in Fantasy Novels   “Past our great city and further north still, the Deep Forest begins. It is hotter here, humid and hazy in summer. This is the homeland of the Silvan people, our birthplace. Our villages are dotted over a map of sprawling woods and vales, dells and bubbling brooks, hot springs... Continue Reading →

Editorial Review – Road of a Warrior: The Silvan Book II

I subjected myself to the ultimate test a writer possibly can; a professional, editorial review. This is the result …

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Title : Road of a Warrior: The Silvan Book II

Author : R.K. Lander

Genre : Epic Fantasy / Military fantasy

This sweeping tale of love, heritage, honor, and intrigue continues the saga of Fel’annár, a young warrior elf of mixed blood who dreams of being a captain in an army where only pure Alpines rule.

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Blog Tour: Road Of A Warrior by R. K. Lander

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Hello Readers!

Today I have a book tour post for ya!
But first watch the trailer!

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Road of a Warrior (The Silvan Book II)
by R.K. Lander
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy
Release Date: April 28th 2018
Summary:
A light in the forest, a king returned, a past to claim …
Fel’annár is an immortal half-blood warrior from the Deep Forest, an orphan whose questions
were never answered. With a dream of becoming a Silvan captain in an army ruled by the Alpine
elves, he is sent to protect a prince of the realm on a journey to Tar’eastór, land of the mighty
Alpine elves and of Fel’annár’s own father – whoever he was.
His nascent power will continue to evolve as his shrouded past finally surfaces. The truth he
never thought to hear will thrust him onto a path strewn with political intrigue, discrimination,
danger and self-discovery.
Meanwhile, a failing…

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Promo Post Of Road Of A Warrior By R.K.Lander

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Road of a Warrior (The Silvan Book 2)

by R.K. Lander

Genre: YA Epic Fantasy

Release Date: April 28th 2018

Summary:A light in the forest, a king returned, a past to claim …Fel’annár is an immortal half-blood warrior from the Deep Forest, an orphan whose questions were never answered. With a dream of becoming a Silvan captain in an army ruled by the Alpine elves, he is sent to protect a prince of the realm on a journey to Tar’eastór, land of the mighty Alpine elves and of Fel’annár’s own father – whoever he was.His nascent power will continue to evolve as his shrouded past finally surfaces. The truth he never thought to hear will thrust him onto a path strewn with political intrigue, discrimination, danger and self-discovery.Meanwhile, a failing king will rise from the ashes of grief and reclaim his place as leader of the Great Forest. Warriors will battle…

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