This time of year brings out magical hopes for a lot of people. Christmas is a fantasy for some. Santa Claus and his world at the north pole is a fantasy fiction story.
I find it amazing how the world, together, have created this wonderful fable of a jolly fat elf, who makes toys all year long with the help of his little elves and on Christmas eve he loads them up on his red sleigh, pulled by flying reindeer, to all the boys and girls. Once he arrives he magically touches the side of his nose and down the chimney he goes. He can do this all in one night and enjoy milk and cookies from all the grateful children.
Now if that isn't a fantasy fiction story I don't know what one is.
Whether your favorite is stories of dragons flying through the sky, with riders who fight against the evil doers, or elves who live in the trees and go on epic journeys to fulfill a quest to save the kingdom, fantasy can take you away to a world where the problems aren't the usual mundane or even the serious situations like not having a job, or a place to call home.
Fantasy is usually a favorite of most for new worlds. I'm sure you like The Lord of the Rings, or Harry Potter, maybe even The Game of Thrones, but which ever it is, or maybe all the above, these magical worlds can give you a wonderful escape.
So the next time you pick up a Fantasy fiction novel, and you think this is not what I usually read, stop and remind yourself of the epic worlds you love to go see at the movies and how much more fulfilling they would be in the book.
Reading the stories first adds to the movies and you'll find the books are better.
I think if you gave our series, The Lorn Prophecy, a chance, you will love the story as well and look forward to the next book coming out.
Toni and I would love for the world of the Djen to become a household name just like the stories I mentioned. I do believe you will fall in love with the magical world we've created and the characters.
I hope all of you have a magical Christmas. I believe the lights, dressed up tree, yummy cookies with sprinkles and candy, and delicious meals shared with your family and friends, will bring out the joy and magic in you.
Although Christmas is the time of year that we celebrate Jesus' birth, the sentiment is the same. It's about love, family time, sharing, and giving. It is a reminder of a man who gave to us the love and kindness of himself and his father. We learned how taking care of each other is what it's all about.
So even if you aren't religious, or even Christian per-say, this time of year is a magical, Fantasy, time of year!
Merry Christmas everyone!
I won't be posting next week. I need to relax and enjoy my family and friends. See you back here On December 31st. And don't forget to mark your calendar for January 18th and come celebrate with us our new release of Fated - Book 1 of The Djenrye Chronicles!