The world I’ve created for Elegy: The black Diamond and other stories is as diverse as I know how to write it–and that’s a large part of what made it so much fun to write. I have a whole world to play with! The various cultures and societies each have their own way of life, […]
Archive | May, 2013
Elegy has it all. Shay Bladen, a master gem smith, is a well-rounded character with strengths and weaknesses. I was especially intrigued by his affinity for the stones he works with. The magic of Gilstrap's alternate world is unique in that magic is an anomaly, with no rhyme nor reason, and it might be useful, or not. Elegy has surprising twists and turns with high action-adventure scenes. Gilstrap's 18 years in Rhu-Te Karate, attaining a 5th level black belt status, allows her to write fight scenes that have believability and realism. Against the action and magic in this story, we have well-drawn characters with compelling stories.