Title: Savage Swords
Author: Viel Nast
Genre: Sword & Sorcery
This is the first tale of my tribute to the great old one series, where I will honor writers and artists that cultivated my love for heroic fantasy, while I present my fantasy world Land of Oyr.
The character created will be used in more stories and play a further role (as well as their descendants) in the history of my world and the kingdom of Tarantis in particular.
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About the Author
The love for reading came from an early age when my parents read me children’s books. Later when I learned to read I devoured any book I could hold my hands on! The turning point for my immersion into epic fantasy was buying the Lord of the rings centenary edition at 1992, for the one hundred years from the birth of J R R Tolkien. From then on and with my small teenage (and later student) allowance I grew my library. Now it includes more than a hundred books (and many more comics) most of them on epic fantasy. My first attempts at creating stories where the background information I made for my rpg characters (AD&D 2nd edition). I tried to make as elaborate as I could although for many years I haven’t written anything down. It was five years ago when I began writing down an epic campaign in the Birthright world setting of TSR. Even when the campaign finished I continued to write. I grew to like and expanded with stories we didn’t role-play. But serious writing started done when I was searching for a new rpg setting when I decided to make one of my own and wrote its history and timeline. As the information grew I realized that there were many stories I could write to make my world, Land of Oyr, feel alive and real. Also, I decided to make the tribute series with short stories dedicated to great authors I have read and shaped my taste in writing while introducing the world. Thus I published recently my first book a tribute to R E Howard, a classic Conan sword & sorcery story. There are many to follow and I have plans for a larger novel and an even larger heptalogy (!) where land of Oyr will be reshaped by cataclysmic events! I am also a self-publisher and had learned in the past few months before I publish the gigantic effort is needed to publish. Writing is only a small percentage of the effort! In day life I am married and we have a happy little boy of four months old. I work in a bank and suffer as a regular person the ordinary daily routine until I become a famous writer! I compete in HEMA events, swords fighting being another great love of mine and between or beside all these activities I listen to epic metal music!