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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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Back to Regular English
Or...Today the Dragon Wins returns you to your regularly scheduled Word of the Day column

During the Choices Meant for Gods Online Book Tour, each of the Word of the Day entries featured a "fantasy word" from the epic fantasy novel by fantasy author Sandy Lender (forgive that insane sentence - it's designed for search engine optimization).

All of the words I've bombarded you with for the past two months here at Today the Dragon Wins (yeah, still doing the SEO thing) have featured their Old English, Anglo-Saxon, Latin, or Sandy's-addled-brain etymology and a sentence in which they appear in the fantasy novel. From dragons to wizards to sorcerers, the novel contains the usual faire you'd expect to find in a high fantasy story, but fantasy author Sandy Lender threw some things in there you haven't seen anywhere else. From concepts I created, like the geasa, which is my own version of "magic," to ryfel and edras and Ungol living in an underground region of Onweald known as Tiurlang, you're going to run into places and creatures that no one else has created or named before. Please use the Word of the Day archives here at The Dragon to help you if you ever run into a word in my novel Choices Meant for Gods that you're just "unsure" about.

And watch for an appendix in Book II of the Choices trilogy (currently titled Choices Made by Gods), if my publisher will let me use up the pages to include it, where I'll include not just a dictionary of the Ungol language I've created, but a dictionary of some of these fantasy words (like ofersey'n) that will make life easier for my readers. In the meantime, pronounce them however you wish because I'm cool with whatever. And use this blog as your reference guide! It's why I put the Word of the Day fantasy words together.

And enjoy the story! You can pick up your copy at

And now, see the next post for a return to regular English!

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

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