Story-viewer (The Drenai Saga)

I am the tomb-raider of reviewers; I search for hidden and rare gems that deserve more appreciation.

Today I will be talking about one of my favorite fantasy sagas, and in my opinion, an underappreciated tales with memorable characters.

 

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Drenai Saga Books (In release date order):

Legend (1984) (Originally published in the United States as Against the Horde, re-released as Legend)

The King Beyond the Gate (1985) Waylander (1986) Quest for Lost Heroes (1990)

Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf (1992)

The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend (1993)

The Legend of Deathwalker (1996)

Winter Warriors (1997)

Hero in the Shadows (2000)

White Wolf (2004)

The Swords of Night and Day (2004)

(In Chronological order):

Knights of Dark Renown

Morningstar

Waylander

Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf

Hero in the Shadows

The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend

The Legend of Deathwalker

White Wolf Legend

The King Beyond the Gate

Quest for Lost Heroes

Winter Warriors

The Swords of Night and Day

This is an incredibly detailed review of ‘Psychs’ on Gabina49’s blog.

This is an incredibly detailed review of ‘Psychs‘ on Gabina49’s blog.

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Psychs: Ahmed Al-Amin

 Entities all around him entering his space, his mind and every being creating events that either did happen or maybe he imagined it all. Hassan sees images the souls of eight people appear to him and for some reason are connected to him. But, why? As we meet him he is drawn to a window where he sees a woman screaming and hoping for help. Not sure of what he might find when he arrives on the floor that he thinks she is on he opens the door and what greets him would terrify anyone to the core. Imagine seeing eight ghosts but not just any ghosts. Ones that actually seem attached to your being and seem to run in and out of your body to get where they need to go. But, what happens next is terrifying. Wherever Hassan goes he feels their presence. He realizes…

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My head may burst in the coming days…

 

 

So many things to be worried about inside and outside my head and the reason is because my double lives are both highly active at the same time.

Right now I’m two months away from becoming a full fledged doctor…. Ok, ok a dentist, anyhow, I started my midterms now and as I said once before they like me so much that they are trying their best to keep me for another semester… I almost got carpel-tunnel from answering their questions. Also, I have to finish my clinical requirements, which are a lot and some takes hours to accomplish.

Now comes my other life, the one I love more and known for by most people, my writing life. I have received some news every time I think about them jolts of excitement and fear run through me. My publishers told me that within the coming days a copy of Kirkus’s review of my novel will be sent to me. For those who don’t know who’s Kirkus they are not only one of the most reliable book reviewing magazine, they also have influences on agents, publishers and film executives, so a positive review will be BIG. But… my pessimistic dentist mind is playing the worst case scenario.

The second great news is getting an e-mail from CBC informing me that they have a copy of my book and they, their words not mine, will review the book and if they consider it for coverage, they will contact my publisher or me. The undiscovered part of the human brain where mister dentist hides is focusing on ‘IF we consider it…’, he’s a brain tumor I tell you.

The last but not least is my E-mail campaign, in which more than 500,000 people will get to have a peak at my book and, hopefully, get curious enough to click on it and view it. But the thing is it will happen next month… Oh waiting, how I love thee…

So as you can see, my second life is making it harder for me to learn how to reconstruct a broken jaw (Like I’ll ever do that). Right now, all I can do is pray and hope that all of my work will benefit in the end.

How do I live…

 

 

Oh yes, that’s how I lived my entire life ever since my memory recalls. I remember when my vessel was a kid’s size, walking in my neighborhood and answering to my neighbors and friends not by my name, I only answer when they call me Duke Fleed, a character from an old Japanese cartoon I love called Grendizer. Ninja Turtles became the next big thing so I became Leonardo afterward. I had more Aliases as a child than a senior government spy agent.

When I became older, much older I contained my world and characters inside my head, so much that eventually I stray away with my thoughts, sometimes gestures come out from me. Only my younger brother noticed them, and he knew why. My first time to ever share what’s inside my head was when I met a group of students who were discussing the making of a movie, it was about paranormal events that occur inside the students dorm. All I did was gave what I had imagined ever since I’ve been there, every time I looked at the escape ladder, the back alley or even the very unusual set of keys the doorman held… I realized how blessed I was for having a retained imaginative mind.

I believe it is important for a writer to never grow up, or should I say, never forget how it feels to be amazed, and through that, writers will know how to make readers retain or regain their child-like passion to indulge into new imaginations and new experiences.

Happy writing and reading everyone.