Lore« Previous Entries Monday, February 22nd, 2010
Another odd critter from Roza’s world, as the name implies it’s an odd cross between chinchilla and chipmunk. Or maybe it’s more like a jerboa or springhare? In any case, I totally planned to have these guys hopping around in the background in chapter 3, and I totally forgot about them. Maybe I can squeeze a few into chapter 4. I like hiding a couple odd animal cameos in each book, like the gryphon-jay in Chapter 2.
As much as I like the Yak People, they didn’t make the cut for Chapter 4, but you get a glimpse of them here. Who knows what other strange creatures live in Roza’s neighborhood?
It’s what you’ve been waiting for!
Enjoy your thanksgiving :)
This bountyhunter (?) is quite persistent on tracking down Roza, despite his manners. Also seems to know a thing or two about mages.
Another addition to the characters page!
Mages and spell-eating shadowcats are usually bitter enemies, but this one seems to have taken a shining to Roza. Then again, she’s also buddies with Leith…
Here’s an interesting tidbit about the meaning of names for the characters introduced so far.
I try to chose names that suit the personality or history, but sometimes a random name just fits best, as in the case of the Jaru brothers.
Roza : Slavic form of ‘Rose’, the flower or the color.
Nic : usually short for ‘Nicolas’, but may refer to his penchant for stealing things.
Aryon : variation of ‘Arion’. In Greek mythology, a magical horse born of Poseidon and Demeter.
Isard : the French common name for the Pyrenean Chamois.
Esten : variation of ‘Espen’, meaning ‘God Bear’
Leith : Scottish and Gaelic word meaning ‘broad river’. In Greek mythology, ‘Lethe’ is the river of forgetfulness which flows through the Underworld.« Previous Entries