At long last, World Builder 2.0, which has run for the last 2 months, comes to an end. To cap it all off, I thought I’d take my own medicine. What follows is a short piece about the world of Blood Dawn.
For those who enjoyed World Builders 2.0, you can read all past posts over on the directory page at https://epicfantasywriter.wordpress.com/world-builders-2-0/.
Geography and Nature: the big picture
To create a fantasy world, first, you need a good imagination. Then you make biomes like the mountain biome and the deep forest biome. You give them good names like The Bloody Plateau, Westlands, the Western Isles, the Nether, and Paradistra. Paradistra is a tropical biome.
Special features that makes your world unique, exotic, or strange:
The world is not round, and out past the seas there is a mist and no one knows what is past the mist.
Magic and how it is defined in your world:
The Magic lives in every human, but humans have never been able to master it. There are Stones that control everything and the power comes from Seven Stones.
The Green stone extends life, health, and strength. The Red stone is the power of thought. The Blue stone is the power of space and time. The rest is unknown, but the Black stone is the strongest because it came from the Dragon Queen and the Ender Dragon.
Races and cultures: your world and its people
Races or dominant species:
There are Dwarf Men, humans, and the Zombie Charger.
Religions, language, and recreation: expressions of your world’s people
What are your dominant faiths, beliefs, and religions?
There are a lot of religions such as the White Priests, the Bad Rappers, the Red Sisters, the Free Faiths, and the Cult of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
They believe the Dwarf prophecies that say the end will come but it will be a beginning called the Resident Evil Apocalypse. A zombie will be born into the world, and the Free Faiths call him the Brainless One.
And the Cult of the Flying Spaghetti Monster have a ceremony, where they sing Watch me Whip, Watch me Nae Nae, and dance around Stonehenge at Midnight, on the First of April.
Want to know more about John’s world? Why not enter it by pre-ordering a copy of his book, Blood Dawn.
Rena is a young woman with a magical ability expressed through weaving. She lives in the dark city of Gholheim, where a harsh government bent on the suppression of art forces her to practice her art in secret.
When her uncle exposes her gift to the ruling authorities, Rena is pulled against her will into the royal court, where she discovers her gift is in fact the sign of a birthright — she is the long-lost daughter of Azzadul, a god-king who once ruled the world far and wide.
Because of her identity, Rena is caught in the heart of intrigues hatched by ambitious men and women, some who wants to set her on the throne to rule as their puppet, others who want to kill her to prevent her from becoming too powerful. The worst of them, a rogue ruler of the Underworld who calls himself Zavram, wants to steal her power to amplify his own dark arts. If he succeeds, he will become like a god, more powerful than Azzadul.
Amid the struggle for power, Rena must master her gift, rise up above them all, and claim her destiny, but if she succeeds, will she restore her father’s vision? Or will the immensity of her power make her just as terrible as Zavram?
“Blood Dawn begins by pulling you in through the mind of Rena, a weaver with a rare gift and a secret past. Through her eyes, Robin introduces a dark world full of magic and intrigue, masterfully revealing hidden dangers and secrets one morsel at a time, each glimpse leaving the reader wanting more. He then deftly changes the point of view, allowing more of the well-crafted world to reveal itself through beautiful imagery and engaging dialogue. The first three chapters of Blood Dawn contain triumphant storytelling made unique by the juxtaposition of a world without art told with a painter-like use of color. I can’t wait to read more.”
— C. Brennecke
“John Robin weaves a rich tapestry of magic, intrigue, and dark secrets in a world on the brink of change. His characters are full and real, the world they live in, immense and dangerous; his prose, easy to read and beautiful. There is so much more to discover, and I can’t wait to go there. Preorder Blood Dawn!
— Melissa Berg
“As a “God-King” and “Dragon” level supporter Blood Dawn, it should be pretty obvious I am VERY excited for this book and HIGHLY recommend it! I am quite obviously a lover of Epic Fantasy, and the fantastic world Robin has created with Blood Dawn will undoubtedly enchant and enliven the minds of readers for ages to come! I have been geeking out on all the updates and for those who are as excited as me, I am of the House Mastion, one of the strongest, most widespread houses of Powrend who controlled the trade of relics from the Mines of Emwallin during the height of Azzadul’s reign; AND Dragon Zamisha Zhon (The Old One), builder of dreamscapes, and longest living dragon (some say more than one million years) who claims his birth from the dawn of time. As you can see, there is only one word to adequately describe Blood Dawn: EPIC!
— Jamison Stone
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