I often think about Rhaegar Targaryen, Prince of Dragonstone from Game of Thrones. He has been widely loved by nobles and commoners alike. Many believed that he would have been a far better king than his father or grandfather. Sadly, Rhaegar never got the chance to be king since he was killed by Robert Baratheon in the Battle of the Trident.
I often wonder how Rhaegar would have been if he became king. How would he rule? How would his personality change throughout his reign? How would the Targaryen Dynasty be affected by his reign? So many questions and answers that will never come.
For my six-part fantasy series, I will be drawing inspiration from Rhaegar for my main character. My main character will represent the ruler Rhaegar could have been. My main character will even have a similar personality to Rhaegar but will have my own twists as well.
The thing I like about Dracorex is that it is a dinosaur that resembles a dragon. I am a fan of both dinosaurs and dragons, which makes this particular dinosaur very special to me. I wonder if there are more dinosaurs out there that resembled dragons.
I just had a crazy idea for a future idea for The Kaligen Experiment. This idea will allow me to break the 4th wall like Deadpool. This story idea will be seen through my point of view as an author and will revolve around what could happen if my writing becomes real. For the longest time, my greatest fantasy was making my imagination real and this would be a good way to put that fantasy on paper.
“Anduin, I now believe as you do, that peace is the noblest aspiration. But to preserve it, you must be willing to fight!”
Varian Wrynn, World of Warcraft
One of the main personality traits for the main character in my six-part fantasy series is his desire to establish peace across the empire. He is one of those royals who has only known peace and prosperity and he wants to make it last as long as possible. However, something unexpected happens that forces him to reluctantly go to war. Throughout the story, he starts as a reluctant commander who does not want to fight to being hellbent to ending the war as quickly as possible. This blind pursuit of peace will have unintended consequences throughout the war effort.
One of the main driving forces of my new six-part fantasy series will be how the main character and his companions save as many villages, towns, and cities as they can from an army of monsters. With each settlement they liberate from the mysterious monster army, the protagonists will be slowly building their own army. When their forces become legion, a titanic battle will commence. I will be drawing inspiration from The Return of the King where Aragorn liberates southern Gondor from the forces of Mordor, eventually gaining enough support to break the siege of Minas Tirith.
The majority of my new six-part fantasy series will revolve around the adventures and exploits of nine characters who travel together on a quest. They will be gradually trying to liberate an empire that is being ravaged by a mysterious army of monsters. I will be drawing inspiration from fantasy RPGs where a party of characters go on quests together, slowly getting stronger in the process with each battle.
In my new six-part fantasy series, I will be featuring a mystical wise man who serves as a guide and mentor for the main character. This character will be a mix between Merlin from Arthurian legend, Gandalf from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Ynyr the Old One from Krull, and Brom from the Inheritance Cycle. In addition to his magic and wisdom, this mentor figure will be a highly skilled fighter like Mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid.
I have reached a conclusion regarding my fantasy series. Instead of being part of an ongoing series, my first two fantasy books will be a duology. These two books will depict House Magnus’s rise to power. Now, I am beginning the first of a six part series that will serve as a spin-off to this completed duology. This new series will also revolve around a single cast of characters instead of a new cast per book like in The Magnus Dynasty Saga. This is a huge milestone in my writing career because for the very first time in my life, I have actually finished a series! I will keep you updated on any and all developments with the new series now that the Magnus Dynasty Saga is complete.
For the final fight in my ongoing fantasy series, I will be drawing inspiration from this sword fight from the anime film, Sword of the Stranger. I will also be drawing inspiration from the possible scenario in which Jon Snow fights the Night King in Game of Thrones.
“He’s one of them rangers. Dangerous folk they are, living in the wilds.”
The innkeeper, The Fellowship of the Ring
For my future fantasy books, I will be featuring an order of rangers who act as a peace keeping force for the empire. They will be amongst the first characters who come in contact with the monster army. The beginning of the war with these monsters will be seen from the point of view of these rangers.