Why I wrote The King's Thief
"You can write about dragons or about Chartan," my friend said. Johnny, a 5'9" slim ginger with storm-cloud hazel eyes and dirty blond loose curled hair nodded. "But I want you to write it."
Johnny pulled out a map of Inestra and pointed to the two references on the map. The Dragon Highlands and Quenarre.
"What are the dragons like?" I asked.
"Do they talk?"
"They have their own language but it's not a spoken one."
"Okay." My mind furiously thought about the writing logistics of that. "Do they have riders?"
"They can. But that's like... taming a wild dragon."
Hmmm. Eargon has that angle surrounded and whatever I wrote, I wanted to have my own twist on it. "Tell me about Quenarre."
That's when Johnny launched into the war between Randisar and Quenarre. Within half-an-hour I had an idea.
"What's around Quenarre..." and I was told about wizards, Inestra's magic and all the different things for the game they had created.
This all started as Johnny's quest to build a roll playing game based on this world. He wanted a story for it and asked me to write it.
I had it back to him in two months and at the time they were moving ahead with the game. But as the years passed, Johnny put the whole project on hold, indefinitely. That gave me the permission to publish this on my own and let others read it.
So this all started as a collaboration of Johnny's world and still continues today with The King's Thief. I have permission to write more about Inestra and things may come about it, but as of today, things are up in the air.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
I'm grateful because it set me off into ghost writing and I've written plenty for others. It helps me in my own writing and I love it!
Hopefully, you'll be inclined to take a look at The King's Thief and I invite you to download the book!
Until next time...