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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Monday, July 02, 2007

Word of the Day
Monday, July 2, 2007
Parrin Aeschere (proper noun) — The name of a god in Mahriket in the epic fantasy novel Choices Meant for Gods; a god who plays a minor role in the first and second books of the Choices trilogy, but who will surprise everyone in Book III

Etymology: Fantasy Author Sandy Lender borrowed this name from the epic poem Beowulf…Aeschere was the counselor to and a warrior of King Hrothgar. Now, I don't want anyone to equate Master Rothahn with Hrothgar (you are welcome to view Nigel Taiman in that role as he matures through his character arc), but Parrin Aeschere is a counselor to kings in my eyes; I think the "Parrin" half of his name is just something he liked and so I let him keep it—I usually let the other characters refer to him by just "Parrin" and he seems content with that.

Word in a Sentence (from the epic fantasy novel Choices Meant for Gods, page 25): His name was Parrin Aeschere and he was a doctor. In fact, he was the doctor who had delivered Master Rothahn nearly three-thousand years before.

Your turn! Would you like to make up a sentence about this counselor/doctor, or would you like to make up something about counselors and doctors in general? You know I'm flexible…

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

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