Writing News – My Novel for NaNoWriMo 2015

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Today the NaNoWriMo website opens for this year and you can start entering your novel on your page. My WIP for this year is up and the summary reads as follows:

The Charms of Life and Death

The Ruon Healers hold some of the greatest magic in all of Airtha-Eyrassa. With needle and thread they can weave charms that can save lives. Then Elame finds a way in which the charms can be twisted and she and her followers, the Vidolf, can hold sway over life and death.

The Ruon Wars drenched whole towns in blood before the Airus rose up and helped the Ruon defeat Elame and lock her and her followers in a prison on an island in the Ahfara Sea.

Now the pillars of Elame’s Island has been broken, letting countless Vidolf escape their leader’s prison. But Elame is dead and a new leader for the Vidolf must be found in her bloodline. These enemies of the Ruon, who serve only the Betrayers, want to reclaim the lands they lost in the Ruon Wars.

In the sanctuary of Holt Haliern the Ruon hears of the Vidolf’s escape and know that they have to find Ruon powerful enough to stand against them. Selena Tellah and Reisa Querna, two promising Ruon, have completed their studies when they are called by their own leader to help in the fight against the Vidolf. Reisa, who has to fight against the demons inside herself, and Selena who may become even more powerful and dangerous than Ruaha or any of the Vidolf.

Now Selena and Reisa must find a way to read Ruaha’s book of charms – the charms of the greatest Ruon to ever live – and go down a path that can either save Airtha-Eyrassa from another war, or can lead to destruction, death and turning into Vidolf themselves if they aren’t careful in how they use their magic.

Image by: The Graphics Fairy
Image by: The Graphics Fairy

This story will actually come before the one which I wrote last year. I realised that I would have to do so much exposition if I started with Tower of Threads that it would basically be a book all by itself. So, yeah, I wrote myself into a series. The Charms of Life and Death will therefore be the first story, followed by Tower of Threads.

By Carin Marais

Bibliophile, writer of speculative fiction, non-fiction, and maybe-fiction, language practitioner, doer of stuff.


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