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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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Word of the Day
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Elder Edda (proper noun) — An Ungol word, the name for the canon of the prophecy scrolls and their contents of prophecy housed at Tiurlang in the epic fantasy novel Choices Meant for Gods

Etymology: Fantasy Author Sandy Lender can't remember how she created this one! (Seriously.) Now, considering my Anglo-Saxon obsession, it probably has roots there, but, I've been through my dictionaries and my recipe box of words…not finding it. Because it's associated with the Ungol and prophecies, it might have Latin roots, but my Spanish is so dang rusty that I can't figure how (and it doesn't feel Latin, does it?). So, you know, we'll just skip the etymology on this one and say I made it up out of my head. There are a bunch of fantasy words in CMFG like that…

Word in a Sentence (from the epic fantasy novel Choices Meant for Gods, page 207, Chariss is speaking to Nigel): "He read some of the Elder Edda—I mean the prophecy scrolls, sorry, the Ungol call them the Elder Edda. Anyway, I haven't gotten him to tell me anything he read and, to be honest, I haven't bothered him about it for years, but I think his decision to take us away from Tiurlang was based on what he read in the prophecies."

Your turn! Anything prophetic you wanna write a sentence about today?

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

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