A leaked photo from Season 7 of Game of Thrones was released. It shows just how big Daenerys’ dragon Drogon will be this season. Apparently, Drogon grows to the size of a Boeing 747, which is about the same size as Balerion the Black Dread, the largest and mightiest of the Targaryen dragons. I cannot wait to see the carnage and mayhem Drogon will unleash upon the Lannisters and their remaining allies especially since Winter is here!
Overall, the medieval reenactment I went to was very productive, fun, and educational. I got to participate on medieval sports such as an archery competition and a viking equivalent of chess. The food was also educational and I documented all the tastes, smells, and textures for future reference in my writing. A number of the food that was presented I never had before. Also, I learned how to play the lute and spin wool into yarn. My hypocras was hugely popular and I got to sing The Rains of Castamere from Game of Thrones to the baron and baroness hosting the event. I also learned how I can get archery and swordsmanship lessons because the group had connections to such programs. It was a very enjoyable experience and I look forward to the next event they will be hosting next month.
At the medieval reenactment, I learned how to spin wool into yarn. The process was initially tricky, but with some help I got the hang of it. I am thinking of using what I have learned to depict the point of view of some female characters in my fantasy book.
At the medieval reenactment, I got to sample a special kind of soup. It is a centuries-old Russian recipe that is a vegetable recipe with cabbage and kale. I even had the option to include some stewed pork. The pork was tender, the cabbage was mildly crunchy, and the broth was filling and rich. In addition, I tried bread from the period and it had a somewhat subtle vegan taste despite being bread. There will be scenes in my fantasy book that take place in a tavern or inn and I think this soup and bread would be something the characters could order.
At the medieval reenactment, I got to learn how to play the lute. I admit that my initial attempts were unsuccessful, but I got a good idea of how it feels when you play it. I might consider what I have learned from the point of view of a minstrel in my fantasy book.
I have started the twenty-first chapter of the fantasy book and my first skirmish has begun. This chapter depicts a skirmish because it is not an open battle or a siege battle, but a chaotic ambush and subsequent massacre. It will be man against beast and steel against magic. It will also foreshadow the outcome of the siege battle. I know it’s late, but writing this chapter is such an adrenaline rush and it is hard to stop writing.
Tomorrow, I will be attending another medieval reenactment that will show what it is like to be part of a lord’s feast. This will give me more authentic inspiration for my fantasy book because it will display food from the period that I will sample. This is also where I will take the five bottles of hypocras I brewed. I told them that I was bringing it and they went berserk. Apparently the hypocras is going to make me super-popular at the event. There will also be medieval games such as archery and bocce among others. It is going to be an epic event and I look forward to being a part of it. I will share videos and pictures when the event is over.
I have started the twentieth chapter of my fantasy book and the great escape is heating up. There will also be a duel to the death and arcane magic. It is going to be a defining moment for the main character as he realizes the source of his power. I will keep you updated on any further developments.
Over the next three days, I will be part of an author spotlight and giveaway. The spotlight is another author interview while the giveaway will revolve around some prizes I will be giving to the winner. The prizes will be a $25 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of my third book The Young Guardians and the Revelation Orb. If you are interested, please feel free to check this out. Thank you.
I realized that a good fantasy book would not be complete without a good folk song. In medieval times, songs were not just about festivities. They were also a way to tell stories from generation to generation. I am in the process of brainstorming the lyrics of such a song for my fantasy book. In order to write the song, I will be utilizing some of the poetry skills I acquired during my recent college classes. This song will be written by the end of the first volume and immortalize a significant event that happens in the middle of the story.