In order to keep with my viking roots, I am thinking of including funeral pyres in my fantasy book. Normally, during a funeral pyre the deceased’s ashes are scattered into the wind or the sea. However, I will be adding my own twist to the process by finding a way to preserve the ashes and put them in the most unlikely tomb imaginable. This unique tomb will be reserved for individuals of Imperial descent.
Another frightening and exotic weapon I hope to include in my fantasy book is an African blade called the hunga munga. This weapon was a combination between a battle axe and throwing knife. Due to its elaborate craftsmanship, the hunga munga had edges and blades every which way. Since it was traditionally wielded by tribesmen, I thought it would be fitting to give this weapon to the culture I will base on my Celtic ancestors in my fantasy world.
In the past three days, I have written forty-one pages and done three chapters. I am on the verge of writing the epic conclusion of the siege battle. An army has been raised. A rebellion is growing. At the end of this first book, the phoenix will rise! I have so much writing energy right now that I think I might finish this story by the end of the year or sooner. I look forward to the conclusion of this exciting new writing project and I will keep you updated on any further developments.