Welcome to my world!

Knight with SwordThis blog is devoted to fantasy and romance where creation is limited only by imagination. The laws of magic and love hold sway here where a princess might wield a sword and a common soldier dare to dream of ruling nations. Love that is forbidden crashes through obstacles to carry us away to a world where there is a ‘happily ever after’.

In my early teens, I discovered the magic of the epic fantasy quest through the tales of J.R.R. Tolkien and Terry Brooks. Mere mortals battled creatures from nightmare with powerful companions such as wizards, elves and dwarves. These stories captured my imagination and I moved on to series in the same genre written by Raymond E. Feist and David Eddings. For me, Robert Jordan completed the loop. The final in the fourteen book epic was published in 2013. Jordan and his Wheel of Time series is so loved that another author, Brandon Sanderson, was commissioned to complete the series after Jordan died.

How wonderful it is to read book after book with the same characters, living, loving and growing with them as magical forces beyond their control pick them up and carry them on to deeds previously unimagined. I’ve seen many a young hero grow into his gifts on the pages of the books of these wonderful authors.  And so it continues today. The speculative fiction community of writers flourishes both within Australia and globally. We build our worlds and fill them with characters who live and love, casting their spells upon us and our readers. We are the richer for the experience.

I hope you enjoy your visit to my world…

9 thoughts on “Welcome to my world!

  1. Gorgeous colours, Bernadette. I’ve always been a fan of pink! And great photo!Lovely to get an insight into your writing inspirations. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

  2. Congratulations Bernadette, look forward to hearing of more published works from you.
    Regards
    Heather Upton

  3. It looks like you followed much the same path I followed, Bernadette but Jordan lost me after book four. Too damn hard to remember who was who and what was what. Is that why I started ny own 10 book series???
    Oh, for me, add Terry Pratchett to the list.

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