Of Friendship and Thanks

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Necromancers’ Pride is a story of survival. It is a story of hope. It is a story of duty, duty to those weaker than oneself, duty to responsibilities larger than oneself and duty to commitments more important than oneself. It is a story about overcoming adversity. Necromancers’ Pride is, in short, a story about life.

Certainly, there are differences in the world of Tarune than the world we inhabit here on earth. We have science, Tarune has the magics. Our planet has a molten core, Tarune has a solid core. The physics and laws of nature differ in the two worlds. That is what makes the story on Tarune an interesting fiction. It is of a place that allows us a divorce from the laws and regulations of our day-to-day lives here on Earth. That is the magic of fantasy. It lets us believe in places unseen. It lets our imaginations soar.

That having been said, the best of fantasy fictions are the ones that tie the most important elements of the human condition to those magical realms and foreign rules of law and nature. We can visit alien realms, but we must experience them through human eyes – be those characters human themselves or not.

The characters and how they relate to their environment and to each other are what are ultimately at the core of Necromancers’ Pride. Their stories, their motivations and drives, their strengths and shortcomings attach them to us and make us want to believe in the magics of Tarune. So, at its core, Necromancers’ Pride is a story about the human condition, about relationships, about friendships.

Corwyn needs Velladriana and she needs him. Crispin and Dolthaia count on Reese for survival. Harper, Eryk and Rogen are there for each other. All of them rely on all of the others for safety in the face of the most difficult of adversities.

There is one person on whom I rely when it comes to creating the world of Necromancers’ Pride. I want to dedicate today’s post to my writing partner, D.W.

Thank you, D.W., for bringing the world of Necromancers’ Pride to life. In every aspect of the creative process, D.W. is the catalyst and engine of creativity and success. We have many exciting surprises in store for you, our amazing readers. There would not be a single one of them without the innovation and talent of D.W.

Yes, I am more handsome. Yes, I am wittier. Yes, I am far more erudite … what was a talking about again? Oh, yes, D.W. He is not only an amazing author, but an even more incredible human being. The humanity and realism instilled in every character you read is a result of D.W.’s meticulous attention to detail. Every voice is accurate and honest because of him. Every image is true because of his creative eye.

Necromancers’ Pride is a story of friendship, of the truest elements of human nature. I would be remise in my duty to the story if I did not take a moment to thank the creative force behind this magic. Thank you, D.W. Thank you, my friend.

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