Edited by Jason M. Waltz
Pub. Date: 02/28/2013
Publisher: Rogue Blades Entertainment
Fantasy heroes endure. They are embedded in our cultural fabric, dwarfing other literary figures and the mere men and women of history. Achilles and Odysseus, Gilgamesh and Beowulf. King Arthur and Robin Hood, Macbeth and Sherlock Holmes, Conan and Luke Skywalker. They dominate our legends, and tower over popular culture.
The stories we tell each other begin and end with fantasy heroes, and the 21st Century is as thoroughly captivated with them as ever. From Batman to Gandalf, Harry Potter to Tyrion Lannister, the heroes of fantasy speak to—and for—whole generations.
But what makes a fantasy hero? How do the best writers create them, and bring them to life on the page? In WRITING FANTASY HEROES some of the most successful fantasy writers of our time--Steven Erikson, C.L. Werner, Brandon Sanderson, Janet & Chris Morris, Cecelia Holland, Alex Bledsoe, Jennifer Brozek, Ian C. Esslemont, Orson Scott Card, Ari Marmell, Cat Rambo, Howard Andrew Jones, Paul Kearney and Glen Cook--pull back the curtain to reveal the secrets of creating heroes that live and breathe, and steal readers' hearts.
Whether you're an aspiring writer or simply a reader who loves great fantasy and strong characters, this book is for you.
First of all when I was asked if I would like to read and review this book I totally jumped on the chance. I review a book earlier this year something like it. But when I opened the cover of this one, Oh My.....
I am not a book writer, I am a book blogger. Let me get that out of the way first as well. Upon reading the first couple of chapters, well I will put it this way, I started hearing voices in my head along with complete descriptions of each one. Some would say, "YIKES" voices? But it was fun.
Author Jason M. Waltz is awesome along with several others in picking you up and placing you out side your box and in making you start fantasizing about other worlds, places, people, danger or peaceful scenario's in your mind.
If you are a writer or a reader who loves fantasy then please pick this book up. Read how some of your favorite characters might have been born or created in your favorite writers mind. It might surprise you as to how things can evolve and grow into something that you would never really imagine it might be.
This will be a book that I will go back to time and time again to use for research or to help me start creating or writing my own book.
A Must Read for new authors in my opinion, even if you are not an fantasy writer. A lot of good info and advise. Pick it up today and let me know what you have think.
So due to the above, if I could it would be higher, I am giving this book a Breath of Life ratings of:
Five Clock Rating!!!
Disclosure: I did received the above book in exchange for my honest opinion and review. Opinions are my own and yours may differ.