The Ruling Elements of Nature – Part 7: Final Thoughts
This the final part of a 7-part series about the Ruling Elements of Nature.
December 14, 2021
The Ruling Elements of Nature – Part 6: Water
This is part 6 of a 7-part series on the Ruling Elements of Nature.
November 30, 2021
The Ruling Elements of Nature – Part 5: Fire
This is part 5 of a 7-part series on the Ruling Elements of Nature.
November 16, 2021
The Ruling Elements of Nature – Part 4: Earth
This part 4 of a 7-part series on the Ruling Elements of Nature. Earth is the most dense and visible element. You can stand on earth and see it in the solidity of mountains and rocks. You can dig up the earth and build houses to shelter from the other elements. Earth is made […]
November 2, 2021
The Ruling Elements of Nature – Part 3: Air
This is part 3 of a 7-part series on the Ruling Elements of Nature. Air allows things to breathe. Air can also suffocate – without air, there is no life, and there is no space. Air can be felt but not seen – we can feel air as it blows on our face, and we […]
October 19, 2021
The Ruling Elements of Nature – Part 2: A Wizard’s Dominant Element
This is part 2 of a 7-part series on the Ruling Elements of Nature. When wizards came of age, they align themselves with one of the Ruling Elements of Nature – known as their dominant element, and while still being able to access the other elements, their dominant element is the main source of […]
October 5, 2021
The Ruling Elements of Nature – Part 1 – The Basics
The Ruling Elements of Nature govern the state of the entire land and all living things. What are they and what does it mean? There are four Ruling Elements of Nature – Air, Earth, Fire and Water. Each of the Ruling Elements of Nature has its own defining colour: Air – argent / silver Earth […]
September 21, 2021
Press Coverage – Dane Thorburn and the City of Souls
Here is an article that was published in medium.com. Respected Australian CFO becomes highly celebrated fantasy fiction author during COVID: Dane Thornburn and the City of Lost Souls Shirl Orono Aussie CFO turned writer — releases fantasy fiction novels: Dane Thorburn and the City of Lost Souls Matt Galanos is not your typical fantasy fiction writer […]
August 31, 2021
What Happened in the Great War?
For a long time, Valentaland was ruled by the wizards living in the city of Nadensa, until it was destroyed and all wizards except Lord Frederick and Raegan perished in the Great War. There’s some conjecture as to exactly what happened. The most popular explanation points to the wrath of Vrenin – the God of […]
August 7, 2020
Where Do Ideas Come From?
I get asked this question a lot. The simple answer is, ideas can come from anywhere, at any time. Many a time I have woken up in the middle of the night with a thought; other times it’s happened while I’m driving, and sometimes it’s happened when I haven’t really been thinking about anything at […]
February 26, 2020
A Key Rival
One of Dane’s rivals is Martin Fenwick; a fellow cadet who is determined to make sure Dane fails at every turn. There’s never a dull moment with the many schemes Fenwick unleashes, and Dane learns a lot about himself as he deals with everything Fenwick is trying to do to him; culminating in an incident […]
January 31, 2020
Time to Write
One of the questions I’m asked most frequently, is ‘how did you find the time to write?’ It’s a valid question – and like a lot of people, I have a full-time job, as well as family and other commitments; and writing a book is a long and arduous process that requires large chunks of […]
July 26, 2019