For those who love Fantasy and Historical Fiction…. (a must read… as is following this blog by Christian Cameron)
Yesterday I began book 4 of the Traitor Son series–which for now, I’m calling ‘A Plague of Swords.’ I’m starting a week late because I did some fun things like visiting my friends in the USA and spending a day with Jeffrey Hildebrandt. But now I’m ready to get down to some serious writing.
A great deal of all my writing has to do with what I call the ‘edge of battle’ or the build up to battles. I think this is because I am fascinated by the process that leads armies to clash–perhaps I find this more fascinating than the actual clashes. When I wrote my first historical novel–Tyrant–I had Kineas, my protagonist, say that he didn’t love war, he loved the preparation for war–the training and the planning.
I suspect that’s me.
I’ve been reading military history since…
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