Category Archives: The Eagle and the White King

NaNo 2011: Deconstruction IV – On Theft and Villainy

Yes, more spoilers here. I also spoil some other books, too, but hopefully not too badly. This will be the last post of mine in the NaNo deconstruction series; in this post, I wanted to talk about some of my inspiration. But first, I want to start with an inspirational quote I just thought of […]

NaNo 2011: Deconstruction III – The Bad

More spoilers abound Ok, so last time I talked about the things that I really liked about the novel; this time around, it’s time to discuss the things that didn’t work. There were a lot of little things that didn’t work especially well, but given the amount of output I was producing and the timeframe […]

NaNo 2011: Deconstruction II – The Good

Again, this post will contain spoilers So in my last post, I gave a broad overview of my goals for the novel, my “planning process” (if you can even call it that), and some insight into the first few chapters of the story. In this post, I want to talk about a few of the […]

NaNo 2011: Deconstruction I

This sort of goes without saying, but the following series of posts will contain spoilers about the story. If you haven’t read the story yet, and want to, you should do that first. Alrighty, so I gave myself a day off, and now I want to talk about some of my experiences writing this thing […]

NaNo 2011: Epilogue – Percival Once More

Author’s Note: This concludes my story for NaNo 2011.  The last four chapters are basically stream-of-consciousness writing, and I’m not especially happy with them, but I got it done.  I hope you’ve enjoyed the ride!  My final wordcount is 50,007 words.  The story didn’t end up nearly as good as I’d hoped (probably due to […]

NaNo 2011: Chapter 24 – Tournament of Champions

The air was cool, but not cold; it was a bright, sunny morning in the early spring.  The last vestiges of the winter snow were still melting on the ground, and the contestants in the tournament were preparing for their tournament.  The winner would become the new King.  Though it was still very early in […]

NaNo 2011: Chapter 23 – The Aftermath

The wind swept over the broken battlefield; snow had been falling for several hours, and a faint white layer covered the ground, hiding the horrors that had taken place there that day.  Bodies of men, Chimerae, reavers, and monsters, covered by the snow, formed small mounds across the landscape, as though thousands of tiny hills […]

NaNo 2011: Chapter 22 – Cameron and the King

Cameron watched the battle unfold below him, a sick feeling in his chest.  The sight of Evelyn again had cut through the haze of power in his mind, and he suddenly was filled with despair.  This was his fault!  It had always been his fault.  If he hadn’t loved Evelyn—if he hadn’t taken Baltasar’s soul—if […]

NaNo 2011: Chapter 21 – War

Author’s Note: At the time of this posting, I have about 6,000 words left, and about 24 hours in which to do it.  I should get it done, but it won’t be pretty. The battle was unusual; there were no vultures circling overhead.  There are some things that even vultures cannot abide.  Even were it […]

NaNo 2011: Chapter 20 – Percival and Evelyn

Author’s note: This is my least favourite chapter I’ve written. You have my permission to skip it; tomorrow’s should be better. Percival was beginning to question his choice to travel with Evelyn.  She was a harsh taskmaster, and drove him harder than he had ever been driven before.  He tried to lie down at night […]