When I was young, I was a voracious reader with a love of fantasy and science fiction. Much to my parents’ dismay, I eschewed reading the classics and instead dove into books like Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar series, or Raymond E. Feist’s Riftwar saga. I loved stories of magic doing wondrous and terrible things, and stories of heroes rising from unlikely places.
As I started writing the setting that would become Eiridia, all of these themes started surfacing in my work. All of my favorite things about fantasy would eventually find a place in Eiridia. It started with dragons.