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“No blood! No bone! No ash!”

In my third fantasy book, this power will go to the female character who is the hothead of the group. She is rash and reckless, which makes her perfect for this power. One could argue that she will become an expert at scorched earth tactics. Unfortunately, she will have to learn how to control her newfound power like the other characters.


“That which does not kills us, makes us stronger.”

Friederich Nietzsche

As mentioned in my previous post, the female characters in my third fantasy book will be receiving magical powers through mysterious means. One of the characters will have the ability to become stronger and more durable the more physical damage she sustains. This will be a useful ability to have when on the battlefield. When she enters the fray, she will have the strength and durability of a normal human. However, after the battle, she will become a one-girl-army.


So far, magic has been governed by the same mechanics throughout my fantasy series. Under normal circumstances, a sorcerer draws power from their vitality to fuel their usage of magic. In my third book, I will be featuring a sorcerer that does the opposite. Instead of drawing power from themselves to fuel their magic, they will be drawing power from their surrounding environment to fuel their magic. This will potentially give them larger reserves of power to draw from than a normal sorcerer, which generates more potent magic than usual. Such a sorcerer has not existed in the empire in over a thousand years. This ability will also cause problems with other sorcerers.


In my third fantasy book, a strange form of magic will reveal itself. This magic will allow the user to grant magical abilities onto others. With the Druids all but extinct, magic is on its last legs. However, this secret will enable magic to have a comeback. Unfortunately, because the receivers do not possess a natural connection to magic, it will rustle a few feathers among certain groups in the empire.


For the longest time, I have wondered what would be a realistic way to introduce my Dark Lord and his minions in my fantasy series. The first two books revolved around vengeful dynastic feuds between kings and emperors, which was largely based on real-life medieval history. Therefore, how does one introduce such a sinister enemy after two books that were mostly grounded in realism. I turn my attention to magic, which is a mere flicker of what it once was in my fantasy series. What if certain experiments were conducted in an attempt to restore magic to its former glory? What if those experiments produced faulty results that lead to something ugly? Compared to natural magic, I think artificial magic would be more dangerous and unpredictable. Just as Dr. Frankenstein created an artificial human that ran amok, I think the remaining magicians would make something run amok by creating artificial magic. I will tinker with this further as I continue to write my third fantasy book.


I have decided on what the main antagonists for the third fantasy book onwards should be. Due to the immense power the Imperial Dynasty acquired, no mortal opponent will be a match for them. Therefore, their new enemy should be something that is neither mortal or human. I am envisioning an army of monsters that slowly grows and festers in the heart of the Empire. Eventually, this army of abominations becomes so big and so powerful that the Imperial Dynasty and their allies will need to put aside their squabbles and join forces against a common enemy. These creatures will come in all shapes and sizes and will be commanded by a Dark Lord and his followers. The existence of these monsters will have long term consequences to the Empire as a whole. These beasts will make the Orcs of Middle-Earth look like rabble and the White Walkers of Game of Thrones look like fairies by comparison. I will be drawing inspiration from all kinds of monster-based stories like Stephen King’s The Mist and The Cabin In The Woods.