We needn't paint obtuse colors of expression on our character's faces all the time (I was a fan of this when I first started writing), their dialogue and small mannerisms can help paint a picture that can, with every little nuance, create a greater, more believable world.
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These Elves were banished to beneath the Etrian Hills by Dracula for their attack on the Vampire City some 3 years from the first book's start. They are very ridiculed and have had their weapons taken from them, but they are still granted their magic by Dracula and the Council of Creatures.
They are my version of witches and wizards, though they simply Enchant things to benefit the other Creatures. They enchant rings for the Vampires to use in order for them to walk upon the surface, and be amongst humans, and they enchant other objects for other Creatures to use though that isn't really shown in the series, just barely touched upon.
Now, compared to the Vampires and Lycans they sound pretty dull, don't they? I thought so too while writing the first three books (as they are immensely Vampire and Elite Creature heavy), but I knew it was time (in writing the fourth book: The Phoenixes of the Nest), to showcase their true power and what they can really do.
Though it is hinted at in one of my favorite scenes in the entire series in Book 2: THE IMMORTAL'S GUIDE that MOST if not ALL of the Enchanters in the World are NOT happy about their lot in life, taking care of the Vampires essentially and this unhappiness, as it is wont to do, boils over to epic proportions later in the series.
He captured all the nuances of each book beautifully, and his attention to detail to character is astounding. I'm extremely happy with them.
Just so no one's confused, however, I will say that these books follow a group of characters, as such there are scene dividers and threads of everyone's story as the series progresses.
The Sons of Thestian (The Harmatia Cycle: Book 1) is a brilliant YA Fantasy novel written by the wonderfully talented M.E. Vaughan and I'm still reading it. It's taking me way too long to finish it but that's my fault - nothing to do with the book, though it is long - and that's just how I like them. You can track more of my reading progress for The Sons of Thestian through Goodreads.
In other news, as I've just realized I haven't written about it here (for shame), I am somewhat happy to announce that instead of five books for The Dark World series, there will be SIX, yes SIX, you read
Yup because I'm bored at home (and somehow not writing, I know, I know,) I decided to hold a flash giveaway on my Facebook Page! Because I know my Likes could be a bit higher, I've decided to make that the stipulation for entering the giveaway! All you have to do is like the page and you're entered to win!