I’ve been a very long hiatus from both blogging and writing, well fiction writing that is. I thought I’d return with a few of my favorite moments. My favorite comedic one has to be my very short spoof, A Modern Medieval (Picture Perfect). I laugh every time I read that over, even though I know what’s coming. As for The Age of Merrik: The Anointing, which I know some of you are familiar with, here’s a list warning: spoilers.
Another year, another birthday (or anniversary) for The Age of Merrik. September 7th or Novem 7th in The Age of Merrik timeline terms is also the birthday of Merrik of Tyera. I look forward to writing more in the series and the prequel that serves as background for the Sword Masters. The sequel should be a challenge to weave everyone together, especially what I have planned for Sethane (Kingdom of Malik). Perhaps a great question is, if you are already Malik’s General, what is to stop you from taking his head and becoming the new king?
Miriam and John have always been a fan favorite. Areya and Miriam will be in this one, plus the new addition, Miriam and John’s child.
A series of novels in the Sword Master Universe, The Age of Merrik tells the story of Merrik, the young ruler of Tyera destined for greatness. Along his journey, he meets many of the sword masters, including the Sword Master Regina.
With the help of his allies, he may be able to defeat Malik’s forces from controlling the world.
The Age of Merrik: The Anointing contains a special preview of The Age of Merrik: Rise of the New Masters.
What is with the “I think I might kiss her” obsession from John? What’s the big deal about kissing? Does it mean something else? (Yeah, put the something else in “”)
To answer them all at once, the big deal with the vow is very cultural. To break it is to lose honor. And, consider the explanation of the vow. Merrik risks losing power by simply breaking it.
Kissing. That relates back to the vow. In real life, kiss all you want. Just be careful of mono. In the AOM world, if you are a sword master or wizard or other magic user, be careful not to lose your life. You are transferring your power to another, whether or not you want to.
The cautions of the vow become part of the culture, and even non-magic users (who may not know the origin) are cautious of it. As for “something else” it does not refer to that. Think of how much more power a character would lose that way. To answer an unspoken question, there was none of that between Merrik and Brianna. Good thing, Brianna did not need to absorb any magic power, and Merrik did not need to lose any.
The following post contains major spoilers for The Age of Merrik: The Anointing. It contains references to what may be classified as violence. This is mature content which may not be suitable for young readers.