Today the Dragon Wins

"Today the Dragon Wins" offers information from Fantasy Author and Professional Editor Sandy Lender. You'll also find dragons, wizards, sorcerers, and other fantasy elements necessary for a fabulous story, if you know where to look...

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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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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Word of the Day
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Geasa'n (noun) — The race of people who possess the geasa, which is a form of power breathed into them by the gods of the fantasy world created by fantasy author Sandy Lender for Choices Meant for Gods; the race of people who were long persecuted by other humans who did not possess any supernatural powers; the race of people of which Amanda Chariss and Nigel Taiman are members; wizards, gods and angels are Geasa'n because they possess the geasa

Etymology: Sandy Lender created this word from derivatives of the word geneii or genie; Basically, I needed my own concept of magic that didn't mean magic or sorcery because I believe that the Bible teaches us out here in the real world that sorcery comes from an evil source, thus you have to be careful not to mess around with it and get yourself into trouble, thus I needed a wholesome source from which my "good" characters would derive their power.

Word in a Sentence (from the high fantasy novel Choices Meant for Gods, page 4): Back then, the gods still breathed the geasa into mortals to assist them, and Chariss possess that gift in abundance.

Your turn! Do you have a sentence about genies or geasa? Either one would be a nice way to get the fantasy juices turned on today.

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

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