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The Creatures and Races of the World of BLOOD SKIES, Part 3

The Creatures and Races of the World of BLOOD SKIES, Part 3

This is a three part glossary, with notes on creatures and races presented in alphabetical order. Last week we covered Gorgoloth, Grey Clan, Lith, Maloj, Regost, Sorn & Soulweavers. When Earth melded with other worlds during the cataclysm that came to be known as...
The Creatures and Races of the World of BLOOD SKIES, Part 2

The Creatures and Races of the World of BLOOD SKIES, Part 2

This is a three part glossary, with notes on creatures and races presented in alphabetical order. Last week we covered Bloodcats & Bloodwolves, Cruj, Doj, Dracaj, Eidolos and Gol. When Earth melded with other worlds during the cataclysm that came to be known as...
The Creatures and Races of the World of BLOOD SKIES, Part 1

The Creatures and Races of the World of BLOOD SKIES, Part 1

With VAMPIRE DOWN on its way this June, I thought it would be a good time to re-visit some of the creatures and races populating the setting.  This is a three part glossary, with notes on creatures and races presented in alphabetical order. When Earth melded with...

Blood Skies: Cross’s Team

Even before I’d started writing the Blood Skies series, I’d always envisioned it being about an elite mercenary team…a sort of “A-Team in a post-apocalyptic vampire controlled wastelands”.  (Seriously, that was the exact phrase I wrote down when I started the...

BLOOD SKIES: Map Key

This expanded key accompanies the map posted earlier this week (reprinted here for your viewing pleasure). The information presented below is current as of the end of SOULRAZOR (so, if you haven’t read that far, be warned that minor spoilers abound).   THE CITIES...
Blood Skies: The Map

Blood Skies: The Map

Rescued from the archives (aka “I found the piece of paper I’d scribbled this on a year-and-a-half-ago”) and restored to all its digital goodness by Liberty “The Cartographer” Montano, I’m pleased to present to you the map of the...

SOUTHERN CLAW REPORT: The Revengers

A Report Filed by Danica Black, to the Southern Claw High Command   “The worst monsters are the human ones.” – Anonymous I have been asked to provide information regarding my former comrades, The Revengers of Black Scar.  I provide this report with some trepidation,...

Life in the Southern Claw

Life After the Black is difficult and dangerous.  With limited resources and a host of deadly creatures that would like nothing more than to devour humankind, survivors of the arcane apocalypse were forced to unite under the common flag of the Southern Claw Alliance,...

A Message from the Ebon Cities

[I apologize for this.  Part 5 of “Tales of a Blood Earth” is on its way tomorrow, and sometime later this week I’ll have a link up for my first author interview.  In the meantime, enjoy this special message, courtesy of the vampires of “Blood...

Southern Claw Field Manual: On Magic

What follows is an excerpt from the Southern Claw Field Manual.  This is the introduction to the chapter: “On Magic”.   In roughly the year 3 A.B., when humankind was being summarily wiped out by the newly arrived legions of vampires prior to that point in...

World Building: The Black

I’ve always enjoyed world-building.  It’s not so much the geography (which can be fun) or the maps (which, quite frankly, I suck at), but the notion of creating an interesting fantasy setting and figuring out a way to make it work.  No one is going to search for...

Non-Human Races

When Earth was melded with other worlds during the cataclysm that came to be known as The Black, the populations of those worlds mixed.  Suddenly, humans weren’t alone anymore, and we’ve had to learn to deal with (or fight against) our new inhuman neighbors.  Here are...

Blood Skies Geography, Part Two: The Wilderness

As promised, here’s a quick rundown of some the more noted landmarks on the twisted world of “Blood Skies”. Blackmarsh: Blackmarsh is a fetid bog, a large expanse of swampy marshlands dotted with clusters of gangly trees that is filled with the shells of buildings and...

Blood Skies Geography, Part One: The Cities

Eventually, I’ll post a map of the “Blood Skies” world.  In the meantime, we’ll conduct a quick and dirty geography lesson in two parts. This week I’ll talk about some of the major towns and city-states of the world, while next time...

What is “Blood Skies”?

So what, you might ask, is “Blood Skies”? (I mean besides pure, unadulterated awesomeness.) “Blood Skies” is a post-apocalyptic dark fantasy series about an ongoing war between humans and vampires.  The first installment will be published Summer 2011 in both print and...