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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Monday, July 16, 2007

Word of the Day
Monday, July 16, 2007
I know I got behind on these, but life without internet access at the house has been difficult at best. Mea culpa.

We return to Word of the Day with a vengeance!
Godric (proper noun) — Godric Alan Taiman is the obnoxious, arrogant, miserly, traitorous fool that the lovely Kora Rothahn Taiman married (and no one really understands why) in the epic fantasy novel Choices Meant for Gods; he is the father of the problematic Jake Noel Taiman, Jorin Noble Taiman, sweet little Kaylin Dew Taiman, and the hero, Joshua Nigel Taiman

Etymology: Fantasy Author Sandy Lender used the name Godric for this character because Godric, the son of Odda, is the name of the traitor at the historic Battle of Maldon in English history. (Please don't let this cast a pallor on the name of Odda Taiman in the novel Choices Meant for Gods. Odda Taiman was a good and honest patriarch. He was no traitor and would not have sold his soul to The Dragon.)

Word in a Sentence (from the high fantasy novel Choices Meant for Gods, page 380): The sarcastic comment had its desired effect. Godric slammed his fist on the desk. "Don't suppose to get me off track with your idiocy."

Your turn! Now, if you're new to Today the Dragon Wins or if you've forgotten how this works, at this point in Word of the Day, you get to take the "word" and use it in a sentence you make up. (It's easier when I'm using normal-English words and not words out of my fantasy novel, and we'll go back to normal English next week after the Choices Meant for Gods Online Book Tour is complete. Promise.) Because these fantasy words are kinda funky, I've relaxed the "rules" and all ya'll can either use the word (Godric) or something close. Like Battle of Maldon. Or traitor. It's just your moment to get all creative here at The Dragon.

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

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