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Enter an Assassin: Ramblings on the Caravan Road 3

Ahjvar came into the Marakand story as a catalyst for disaster, the assassin who kills the Lady, or the Voice of the Lady (when I first conceived the story I hadn’t quite settled on how the Lady and the Voice … Continue reading

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Endless Sky: Ramblings on the Caravan Road 2

I think the first time I drove out west was the summer I was five. I, obviously, was not driving, but plunked in the back seat with my little sisters and a colouring book and some old physiology exams to … Continue reading

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The Birth of the Caravan Road: Ramblings on the Caravan Road 1

Hwaet! I’m starting a series of eight or so blog posts (which may appear somewhat erratically). This here is the first of them. Each is going to take a question of the sort that people seem to want to ask … Continue reading

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First Impressions: The City of Marakand

Marakand, where much of the action of The Leopard takes place, is the city at the eastern end of the western caravan road. It lies east of the Stone Desert of Blackdog and west of the lands Over-Malagru, in the … Continue reading

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Ad Astra, part three

Panel the Third, and Panel the Fourth: “Non-European Fantasy Worlds” and “Good Research Makes for Better World-Building” I’m running my report on these two together, because they’re really quite closely linked. The first panel consisted of me, Steven Erikson, Derwin … Continue reading

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