The A to Z Challenge is underway this year, thanks to the awesome hosts and minions. Special thanks to Arlee Bird for starting this amazing blogging challenge!!! For more information about this challenge, go to the website!
Primary theme: World of Aramatir (Setting for The Champion Trilogy) Glossary
Secondary Theme: World-Building Questions and Thoughts
Hal Treyson – ruler of Aerland, and father of Prince Adrian and Prince Ryan
Hadarath – a griffin of Aerland
Hamneth – A Shepherd who trained under Farrald, Clara’s father
Harthan – a Sword Guard on the Sword Council
Helena – a young Shepherd apprentice, who becomes a triple apprentice to the Triune Halls
Heshani – a young griffin scout
Hest - a former Champion of Septily
Hesten – a young sailor on Captain Gurnsey’s crew
Hestia – a Lady of Aerland, pranked by Clara and Salene in their training days
Hope – a galleon from Destiny Island
Howlers – a magically created hybrid between man and wolf, subject to the Dark Sisterhood
Huldra – a slave linked to Kalidess
Hylos – a Lord of Rrysorria who does not like Wylandrians
World Building Question: How do you deal with a character that steals your heart?
Helena, a young (age 9) Shepherd apprentice, stole my heart in Champion in the Darkness. I didn't expect her to. I thought she would be a minor character that came and went in two chapters. But then, she kept coming forward in my imagination, so I gave her a little more and then a little more. She hasn't had any POV chapters, but . . . it's been a close call.
Minor spoiler alert: Helena is one of several characters that I'm considering giving a series of their own. In fact, with Helena, I even have a brief outline for three novella length stories: Healer's Challenge, Healer's Hope, and Healer's Purpose. (all titles subject to change, of course).