When do our stories evolve? Several ways, I believe. Some we are aware of and some are unconscious. One of these ways came to me in the form of an epiphany.
I have a mate, let's call him BOB.
Now BOB often had me providing moral support while he added or modified his 4Be. Not intellectual contributions, mind. No, more like stand there ask questions if something is not looking right and occasionally shut up. For me it was also nice to know the importance of, say a dual battery monitoring system, etc.
The other side of the coin is BOB had to listen to my weird and oftentimes convoluted rants about my characters. He often provide moral support (in some cases, literally). Do our conversations affect how my stories develop? Most definitely as I have found some of these reflections lurking in corners of my books.
Little things in life hey?
The Core by Peter V. Brett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A fitting conclusion (Or is it) to the Demon cycle series. It is amazing how time flies when you are reading a good series. Close to 10 years ago when I read the Painted Man.
In those years, we have come a long way Arlen may or may not still be the deliverer, but he is still here killing the core out of err… corelings. Favourite characters are back (Abban) as well as un-favourable ones (Hasik). Big decisions are made as well as stupid ones, obviously.
Don’t worry you will be hanging on to most pages, screaming at the humans for their vanity and rubbish politics, warning them of the Sharak Ka and the Waning… a take on our current society, me thinks.
Whatever happens though is Inevera and taking a line from Tender Jona of Cutter’s Hollow;
“I don’t pretend to see the path, but I know it’s there all the same. One day, we’ll look back and wonder how we ever missed it.”
Great book and don’t forget to breathe
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Dan Agbeje was born in Brisbane and followed his parents to Nigeria, where he spent most of his younger days. His first book, My Angel the Devil was published in 2017.