Writing Fantasy Heroes
Jason M. Waltz, ed.
Rogue Blades Entertainment
trade paper, 202 pages, $14.99
This isn’t a review. That will come later, after I’ve read the book. I don’t normally profile books until I’ve read them, but in this case I’m making an exception. I think you’ll understand.
This volume contains 13 essays (plus an introduction by Steven Erikson) on how to write heroes in fantasy. The contributors include (in no particular order) Glen Cook, Brandon Sanderson, C. L. Werner, Howard Andrew Jones, Ian C. Esslemont, Ari Marmell, Paul Kearney, Orson Scott Card. I could go on. But I won’t. You can discover the rest for yourself.
I’ve reviewed works by several of the above here at Adventures Fantastic, and there are others on that list I haven’t gotten to yet, at least as far as reviews are concerned. There will be some great writing advice in there. (I know, I’ve already peeked.)
I also know some of the people who read this blog are writers at various stages of their careers. In the interest of helping you improve your craft (because I’m selfish and want great books by you to read), I thought I’d announce this book here. And, yes, gloat, because my copy arrived today. I’m going to steal time from some other commitments later tonight and start reading it. I’ll post a full review when I’m done.
Writing Fantasy Heroes is from Rogue Blades Entertainment and is available from Amazon and B&N. I was completely surprised when I heard about it. Rogue Blades Entertainment hasn’t had anything out in a while, and they’ve been sorely missed. Jason, it’s great to have you back.