At some point in the Dark Ice Winter series, there will be a section of the story where the entire world will be plunged into a lengthy period of complete darkness. Imagine the longest and scariest eclipse you can think of. It will be a time where there is no sun, no moon, and no stars for a long time. This will be when the scariest portion of the story begins.
When creating the main character of Dawn of the Dark Ice as well as his six wives, I decided for them to gradually evolve into similar archetypes that can be found in Dungeons and Dragons. The main character is obviously of the Fighter class while his wives are the Ranger, Rogue, Bard, Druid, Cleric, and Barbarian classes. As the series progresses, each character will acquire skills and abilities that resemble these archetypes. This will come in handy as the war between humans and monsters rages on.
Average warriors can be formidable, but what if they were larger and more ferocious than the average fighter? Two examples of this are Gregor Clegane from Game of Thrones and Grog Strongjaw from Vox Machina. Even though these two men are large and mighty warriors, their personalities are fundamentally different. Gregor Clegane is more of a thug than a true knight while Grog is a big lovable idiot when he is not fighting. In future sequels to Dawn of the Dark Ice, I will be featuring my own large warrior character. Like Gregor Clegane, my character will be eight feet tall and be a terrifying warrior, but will have a heart that’s bigger than his brain like Grog. In fact, my character will have the temperament of a small child, but will become a mindless berserker when he is in the heat of battle. I am even picturing him wielding two weapons at the same time.
Some fantasy characters are referred to as rogues. Rogues specialize in stealth and often work as either spies, thieves, or assassins. If you need someone who can infiltrate areas, picks locks, or is skillful with knives, a rogue is the kind of person you turn to. I am thinking of creating a rogue character in future sequels to Dawn of the Dark Ice. My rogue character will be like a fantasy equivalent to Han Solo.
When writing my fantasy books, I feel like the kid from The Never-Ending Story. I get to leave my real life worries and grievances behind and escape to a fantasy world of magic and imagination. It truly is a glorious sensation to experience.