Tag Archives: BOOK

NEW FANTASY BATTLE

I am in the process of writing the major battle in my second fantasy book. It will involve a human army that is outnumbered more than two to one. They have set up extensive defenses as they await a horde of monsters. They don’t know if rescue will arrive or not and they have little hope for survival or victory. Even so, they fight their inhuman enemy as the unforgiving three-year long winter intensifies.

THE BAUK HORDE

Here are the antagonists of my fantasy book series, The Dark Ice Winter. These unholy creatures are called Bauks. They made their debut in Dawn of the Dark Ice, which came out a month ago. The Bauks serve as the vanguard of a forgotten evil that has returned to the world. Everywhere these demons go, they leave in their wake villages drenched in blood. For now, only rumors about their existence are spreading. However, it is only a matter of time before these creatures of darkness truly reveal themselves to the empire at large.

UNDERWATER TUNNELS

While I was vacationing in Las Vegas last month, I visited the aquarium in Mandalay Bay. There were these underwater tunnels where you would walk through a shark tank. As the sharks swim above and around you, you get a sense of terror that you cannot get anywhere else. On water’s surface, you can only imagine what is lurking in the depths. However, when you are in the depths and see what is in the water, that sense of terror is amplified. For the next volume of The Kaligen Experiment, I am envisioning a manmade lagoon that houses the artificial marine reptiles that has a network of underwater tunnels like this. Imagine being in these tunnels and see a beast that looks like a Mosasaurus swimming above you. Such a sight would put Jaws to shame! I look forward to putting all of this on paper.

PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM

I looked for examples of what underwater tunnels would look like if they were part of an aquarium that houses prehistoric marine reptiles. I found early concept art for the Mosasaurus Lagoon for Jurassic World. Imagine riding a vehicle through an underwater tunnel and see shoals of fish swimming alongside primeval sea monsters. That would be awesome to experience.

DINOSAUR HUNTING

I am reaching a point in the Kaligen Experiment sequel where a bunch of characters go dinosaur hunting. These characters will not be experienced hunters, so they will have no idea what they’re doing. I am thinking of giving this section of the story a similar feeling to the Blair Witch Project. They will be a bunch of amateurs in the middle of the woods, in the middle of the night, and being stalked by something unnatural. They will also come across other mutated surprises.

DINOSAUR SEQUEL PROGRESS

I have started the eighth chapter of the sequel to the Kaligen Experiment. This is when we get a sneak peek into the research facility where the bulk of the story will take place. Here, we will also meet the main human antagonist of this volume. I even picked the most fitting last name for the antagonist. This character will be like a mix between Dr. Henry Wu from Jurassic Park and Albert Wesker from Resident Evil.