Today I’m pleased to host fellow author Beth Barany, whose new book Henrietta and the Dragon Stone (Book 2 of the Five Kingdom series) is available now. On this stop of her blog tour, Beth describes her process of world building in fantasy. (Be sure to read to the end to find out how to […]
(The series itself isn’t nearly as solemn as this definition might make it sound.) Moon Witch, The: Sally Dahl herself. The Moon Witch is mortal and is born into a family descended from Norse heritage. The Moon Witch surfaces every so many generations?generally, as the need for her services arises. The Moon Witch is not […]
Yes, we’re on the flip-side of the calendar for this one, but I have to say Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. Samhain: The Pagan fire festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of both winter and the new year. Samhain is traditionally celebrated on October 31st (Halloween).
Another new entry today: Old Ones: The gods, goddesses, and other ancient powers of old.
I don’t promise to have a new glossary entry every day for the long haul, but we’re good for now. Rathcrogan: Located near Tulsk in County Roscommon in Ireland, Rathcrogran is a complex of archaeological sites associated with Cruachan, the traditional capital of the Connachta. Also, I’m pleased to report that I spent the weekend […]
Today’s new entry for the Valhalla series glossary is: Voodoo Doughnut: An independent chain of doughnut shops based in Portland, Oregon. Frequently featured on various travel programs, Voodoo Doughnut is a local favorite and is famed for its crazy-ass confections made from ingredients including jelly, bacon, candies, fruit, instant beverage powder, cookies, and breakfast cereals?but […]
Here’s another new term added to the Valhalla glossary this afternoon. Use it in a sentence three times today, and it will be yours forever (so I’ve heard). Rath na Darbh: Literally, ?ringfort of the bulls.? Rath na Darbh is located within the Rathcroghan complex of archaeological sites and is composed of a circular enclosure […]