Today the Dragon Wins

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Sandy Lender is the editor of an international trade publication and the author of the fantasy novels Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings, available from ArcheBooks Publishing, and the series-supporting chapbook, What Choices We Made.

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Word of the Day
Saturday, May 25, 2007
Anthelme (proper noun) - In the fantasy novel Choices Meant for Gods, this is the capital or council city of Onweald; the city where the ofersey'n council meets the few times they have to actually gather (and ofersey'n was your word of the day Monday, May 21 - scroll down); the city where the emperor gets crowned once the ofersey'n council elects him from its ranks, which only happens when the previous emperor dies or does something heinous enough to get kicked out of office

Etymology: Fantasy author Sandy Lender got this word from the name of a real-life gentleman (Anthelme Brillat Savarin) who gave us the lovely quote, "A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine." Because the characters in Choices Meant for Gods have a clear understanding of wine's importance on the economy of Bellan, having a few "wine references" in the novel is natural. You'll see a few more as we go through this Word of the Day vocabulary list.

Word in a Sentence (from the fantasy novel Choices Meant for Gods, page 289): Ofersey'n Darne Wold the Third marched into the council city of Anthelme for his coronation mere weeks after Chariss and Nigel had left Arcana.

Your turn! Now, you've got two ways to use today's word: you can go with the fantasy city or the gentleman it's named after. Which will it be? Give me something winey! ;)

"Some days, I just want the dragon to win."

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