Hi, everyone. I am sorry to say that I am stuck in transit & out of email contact so I will not be able to answer posts, but please feel free to start an open floor discussion.
My first draft of Sorcerer – third book in the Jakirian – is going well. I’m hitting the climax now, and up into the mid 90,000’s. It is a truly awesome experience watching the story come into existence on the page. The whole thing should shape up at a good length that will leave me room for redraft and adding the usual extras demanded by the editing stage and any other neat ideas I get. Both Calvanni and Scytheman – books one and two – in the Jakirian will be available soon in print from Naked Reader, with Sorcerer following toward the end of the year. It is tremendously exciting to see these books coming out. I have always loved the Yos universe.
My impending travel got me thinking about travelling as a theme. I guess writing itself is a journey, but I was more thinking about when the journey is the central theme of the work. One of the things I often enjoy about Fantasy is when there is movement in the story. I like that sense of action and movement. I guess it emphasises the sense that something new might be just around the corner. And having a set destination gives the story a sense of purpose.
Do you recall any works of fiction you enjoyed that had a journey as a central element?