Published 2017-06-24Camilla Ochlan
Epic adventure, arcane magic, monsters, heroes, talking cats, and we're just getting started.
My best friend Carol and I have roamed the OF CATS AND DRAGONS world for over three decades, creating our stories in the telling -- from our high school Dungeons & Dragons games to a database where we've posted over three hundred stories and story fragments for each other alone. But now we are getting ready to share what we've conjured up.
It wasn't easy, sorting through generations of characters, plots long and short, episodes half-forgotten and threads of tales never completed. From the moment Carol and I decided to write that first OF CATS AND DRAGONS novel, it took nearly a year of combing through storylines, weighing character arcs, before we arrived at a starting point.
Other decisions had to be made as well. While our stories range from Grimdark to slapstick, we had to pick one path. Ultimately we had to go with what the core really was -- heroic fantasy with a touch of whimsy. A GAME OF THRONES without the naughty bits
And while we had literally dozens of possible protagonists to choose from, we agreed that Omen and Tormy were at the center of our fantastical universe. And from where should we launch the tale of their beautiful friendship? After a couple of false starts and at least another year of trying to figure it out, we decided to begin -- at the beginning.
NIGHT'S GIFT is the pilot to our new series, one we hope to renew book after book for as long as we can still put word to page.