At first, I thought of including dinosaurs in my fantasy book. However, I am now thinking of including dinosaur-like creatures of my own design. They will not be creatures that exist in the real-life fossil record, but they will possess traits from multiple prehistoric species. Essentially, I plan to combine a number of similarly built creatures in order to create animals that would only exist in my fantasy world. For example, I am planning to combine features from Tyrannosaurus Rex, Allosaurus, Ceratosaurus, etc into one of the most feared beasts in my fantasy world. Also, some of these creatures will be beasts of burden, others would serve as livestock, and some will serve as either pets or mounts. It is going to be an interesting process as I continue writing.
I had a fascinating idea for my fantasy book. Up until now, I have been drawing inspiration from medieval history. Now, I remember that I was once a fanatic of prehistory; particularly dinosaurs. With this in mind, I am thinking of applying what I had learned when I was younger into the fantasy world of my book. Imagine how much death and destruction an army of dinosaurs could inflict on a medieval army or if both medieval armies applied dinosaurs in battle. Also, it would be all the more fitting because some believe that fossils of dinosaurs inspired the legends of dragons and other mythical creatures. I cannot wait to shrug off the cobwebs on my prehistoric knowledge. Feel free to ask which dinosaurs and Ice Age animals you want to appear in this epic. Wish me luck!
As an animal lover, I watch videos of cute animals doing cute things. Here is a video of a baby elephant snuggling with its caretaker. This reminded me of how my pit bulls and I cuddle.
The Komodo Dragon has been the iconic giant lizard of the modern age, but thousands of years ago it had a much larger cousin: Megalania. In the Pleistocene era, Megalania was an apex predator that ruled Australia, growing between 20 to 30 feet in length. One could argue that it was this beast that inspired some of the legends of dragons. With this in mind, I am thinking of including this creature or something similar in my fantasy book and it will be the terror of the earth!
I have always loved black horses ever since I was little. When I was a child, my family and I would visit a ranch in Colorado where we would do daily horseback riding. I was assigned a beautiful black stallion named Domino. Domino was the ideal horse; strong, fast, reliable, smart, and loyal. I was head-over-heels in love with that horse and since I rode him I loved black horses in general. Therefore, I decided to give the main character of my fantasy series a black stallion like my beloved Domino.