INTO THE MIST

One morning in Texas, my mother and I woke up to very thick fog. It felt like we were in a Stephen King novel. I half-expected an interdimensional monster to come out and attack us. If that happened, I would not be surprised.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN!!!

I am on a New Year’s cross-country road trip with my beloved mother. So far, we went to Quartzite, Arizona and visited my relatives in El Paso, Texas. We are aiming to reach North Carolina at the end of the trip.

THIRD FANTASY BOOK (PROLOGUE and CHAPTER 1)

I have finished the prologue and started the first chapter of the third consecutive volume of my Magnus Dynasty Saga. After seeing authors start their own stories with a bang, I will be doing the same with this one. I started with a foreshadow of a forthcoming age of darkness and the childhood of my main character. I am digging the project so far and I will keep you updated on any further developments.

NEW READING: PEARL OF WISDOM SAGA

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I am in the middle of reading a fantasy trilogy called The Pearl of Wisdom Saga. Like Game of Thrones, it portrays the story of a realm that is divided by infighting for the throne. Like The Lord of the Rings, it is about a quest that could save the world from a great evil. I have read the first few chapters and I am liking it so far. I have experienced shapeshifters, sea monsters, rescues, and attempted assassinations. All of that was in the first few chapters! The writer of this trilogy clearly knows how to start his stories with a bang! I will continue to read it and let you know when I finish it.

THE FATE OF HOUSE STARK

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After further analyzing the plot leak for the final season of Game of Thrones, I think I have found a deeper meaning to the bitter part of the ending. Based on the plot leak, House Targaryen will survive through Jon Snow, Daenerys, and their children. However, because Jon was never a Stark to begin with, his children cannot claim the Stark name and will instead inherit the Targaryen name. After fulfilling his purpose as the three-eyed raven, Bran Stark will die and the legitimate male bloodline of House Stark will die with him. Neither Arya nor Sansa show any signs of producing an heir anytime soon. Because Arya is so independent, she is not the kind of person to settle down and start a family. In addition, Arya was stabbed where her womb would be by the Waif while she was in Braavos, which could have destroyed her ability to have children. Also, we have no idea what Ramsay Snow did to Sansa during their marriage, which could mean that Sansa cannot have children. Overall, the bittersweet ending of the story would be that the Starks get their revenge against their enemies and save the world from the White Walkers, but their name and bloodline will die with them. This will be how one of the oldest living dynasties in Westeros would die.

CHANGELINGS

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One of the darkest mythical creatures would be the changelings. Changelings were infamous for two things: as shapeshifters and as child snatchers. Changelings would steal a human baby, assume the baby’s form, and take the baby’s place in the crib to be raised by its parents. The parents would never know what happened to their child and they would not know that the child they are raising are not human. The changelings’ nature reminds of the cuckoo bird, which switches eggs from other birds with their own. Also, their nature reminds me of the T-1000 from the Terminator films. The T-1000 was able to shapeshifter into the form of any human it came in contact with. I am thinking of including changelings in future fantasy books and I will depict a frighteningly political version of their child snatching nature. Changelings can be ideal spies and saboteurs due to their shapeshifting powers.