Post by bccreativity on Mar 23, 2006 12:31:12 GMT -5
:-*Hello from the real of Gollumeth! I am B.D.Castro, the author of the newly released fantasy novel Gollumeth-The Bloodline of Horredath. I have posted this message in hope of sharing the conjured world I have created. The book is available in paperback and hardcover. It's 6x9 in size and is filled with 332 pages of adventure, love, betrayal, magic, cultures, danger, and so much more!
I am also the illustrator of the book for you see, first and foremost I am an artist. I have my work displayed for all to see at many art forums and sites. My work can also be seen at my website www.bccreativity.com. Comments on my work are welcomed as well.
So welcome and please ask away, for I am thrilled to hear that so many want to know about my book and the realm of Gollumeth.
Welcome to the forums B.D. and thank you for sharing details about your book! The first question I'd like to ask is how long have you been reading Robert Stanek's work, and what aspects of your book do you think will appeal most to RS fans?
Post by bccreativity on Mar 24, 2006 10:32:52 GMT -5
I would like to start out by saying that the Gollumeth realm, like the majority, has the infrastructure of a typical fantasy world, but is unique from what most would expect. There is no fairy godmother, knight in shining armor, nor is there necessarily good verses evil. That will be left up to the reader.
The innards of the Gollumeth realm consist of a peaceful past gone wrong, so wrong in fact that it changed the entire continent of Gollumeth.
The laws of which all are expected to live by on Gollumeth are created and reformed by the Wizards of the Alia Society which reside on the Sots Islands. Those that refuse to live by the ways of the Alia Society and are proven a menace, are sent to what is known as the Tainted Tricks Asylum. No one, I mean no one wants to go there, ever. Even wizards fear it.
The most northern country is Horredath and the capitol is Horredath City. Both were named after one of the early Alia Society families that exuded leadership and guidance. The northern land was named Horredath and the family ruled the north ever since. Peacefully and honestly.
This is where the story really begins, for perfection in this realm is but a mere delusion. A total of five countries make up Gollumeth which means that peace is always but a mere glance from time to time, between the precence of split politics and good and evil sorcery.
Post by bccreativity on Mar 24, 2006 10:40:10 GMT -5
I want to be honest with everyone, for I have not followed Robert Stanek's work. I am but a mere artist that has had a story in my mind for many years. Three years ago, I finally came to the fork in the road with myself and felt I needed to get my story out. Kind of a dream come true if you will. So three years in the making resulted in the Realm of Gollumeth and I also learned 15th century book binding. I did this so that I can bind one copy myself and tuck it away as the so called original.
I have ventured through much of the forums and site and find that many of you are talented and extreemly immaginative. I like that type of atmosphere, it fuels me.
I hope to be welcomed here and long to share with all my conjured Real of Gollumeth.
Post by bccreativity on Mar 24, 2006 13:22:39 GMT -5
Ahh you see, you ask the right questions. Don't be mistaken, there is good verses evil, but with just with a bit of a twist. That will be something I will not give away.
The Southern region of Gollumeth consists of two countries Popumeth, where the story begins and home to the only two cities that have dragons and dragon schools. Dutanamus is the city that houses the great Blue Dragon. Fatomae the second largest city is home to the Spotted Dragons and is where all criminals are tried, processed and sent to the Tainted Tricks Asylum.
Popumeth is also home to Malutean which are giants that live on the western coast. They are avid fishermen that supply many cities with catches only they could handle. Cheerful folk that welcome anyone into their lives, but do have another side that most would never want to see.
The Klutes are a nomadic culture that follow a cycle of traveling from lake to lake. No man ever gets near a Klute for all that do, are killed by dismemberment or by some other type of horrid form of torture.
The central region of Gollumeth is known as Finger of Salama, home to the Bone Witch and the Forest of Crys. The Forest of Crys is the home of the Black Skow, viscous and evil and dwell within and under the dark forest. It is also where Bantius Tree Spiders roam, blending into the forest and constantly hunting for their next meal or victim.
The Northern region consists of two countries, Horredath and Nutemous. Everything from Hammer Fists from Criben bearded stout folk who love to fight and Hexums from Mosenore City, underground dwellers and master sword crafters.
Post by bccreativity on Mar 24, 2006 22:19:57 GMT -5
In the book you will learn of the late King Horredath's past and how his honest ways of ruling are more than meets the eye. It is also the clue to the sub-title (The Bloodline of Horredath).
Many creatures exsist in the realm of Gollumeth and some, although creatures by description, are not to be underestimated, for they have the ability to speak and live amongst the likes of man. Even if not harmoniously.
The main currency on Gollumeth are called rounds. There are two types of rounds, Gold Rounds and Crystal Rounds. Crystal Rounds are scarce for most were destroyed in the late Great Battles of Horredath.
If you go to my website and view the Gollumeth Map, you'll get a feel for All that I relay. It will also help to put the Realm of Gollumeth more visually in your mind. www.bccreativity.com/FantasyNovel.htm
Post by bccreativity on Mar 26, 2006 13:04:23 GMT -5
Thank You to all that emailed me personally with all the positive responses. I also value the criticism because it helps me to restructure for a targeted audience while still being myself.
I hope that all that purchased the novel enjoy the adventure and continue to ask questions, for their is far more to the realm of Gollumeth than what is in the book. (thats kind of a hint) B.D.Castro BCcreativity