Oh, that Wizard
He made me misty today, the bastard. Why’s he got to be so wise?
Allegories of the Tarot, coming soon, including the FIRST NEW Wizard Tale since Vol I-III debuted:
Technically, this book has five stories in it, since I included Lucian’s First Trick and A Laurents County Landfill Christmas. It’s $2.99. Read it now and be ready for The Hermit!
So much Zelda!
So, I turned in my Allegories of the Tarot story yesterday and I’m looking forward to working with the editor on making it the best story in the book. What’s funny is that I knew it was going to be a Wizard Tale (Wizard = Hermit), but I didn’t realize how strongly Zelda was going to come through in this story.
Madame Zelda is the gypsy fortune teller from the prologue of Troll Or Derby. She also plays a supporting role in Derby as the on again, off again wife of the Coach.
But Zelda is so much more than that. *spoiler alert* She’s going to play a larger role in the third book of the Trollogy (Troll Or Trash) and she’s got more chapters in Troll Or Park than she did in Derby.
Knowing all that, I opened the door to Zelda when I started writing The Hermit and BOOM, BABY, she came pouring out. It’s funny how you can know that a character is going to go someplace in the future without fully understanding her past. In The Hermit, she told me all about it. She did, and the Wizard did. And they fought a little. And I kinda cried when I reread it just now.
Either that’s a good sign or I’m hormonal as hell. Who knows.
Regardless, one more cup of coffee and I am going to try to jam it on the one with Troll Or Park!
Amber dragon eye. Just what I envisioned, when I wrote about the young Zelda and her prize.