Most of you know I don’t delve into fantasy much. And sure, if you’re telling stories about ghosts or zombies or otherworldly creatures, yes, the shoe fits. But in terms of straightforward fantasy? I read some from time to time. But write it? Not often.
Couple years ago, I got invited to sub for an anthology Alex Ness was putting together called The Winterlands, about a continent that had fallen into an endless winter. A place where nothing grew. A place the gods had turned their backs on, but where life, somehow, continued on.
I won’t bore you with the details about how I nearly backed out, having run into one creative wall after another, but I’ll share this: I only got a foothold on my tale after e-mailing Alex and asking him if he or his co-editor had a problem with me adding a strong horror element to my story. After getting the go-ahead, as happens quite often once I get rolling, the thing kind of wrote itself.
The “Lost City” is dark fantasy. Could be it’s the only kind of fantasy I’m capable of. I don’t know for sure, as I’ve never really tried my hand at anything else, but I’ve got no problem with dark, and if that kind of fantasy fare is your thing, too? Well, then “The Lost City” should keep you entertained for a while. Demons, ogres, a post-apocalyptic continent of cold and death, dwarves, cannibalism. You get the idea. Let me know what you think when you’re done (preferably via a rating/review), but if not, e-mail is cool, too. Just click the cover.it’ll take you to a whole new world.