Day 1: Favorite project/universe
Out of all the projects you’ve worked on and universes you’ve created, which is your favorite and why?
I think I’ll go with the world I created in God-Chosen for this one. God-Chosen is fantasy novel whose main characters are demons. There are four main realms I use here: Earth, Cahn-Abél, The Middle Realm, and Murana.
One of my goals when I write is to twist common perceptions. Demons are typically viewed as evil, so I wanted to make my readers question that. Yes, my demons still possess and kill for the fun of it, but they have a higher order of logic, as well. They actually have goals and thoughts, even an organized army and social hierarchy. The hard part is allowing the reader to relate to a demonic main character without taking away too much of what it means to be a demon.
As for the universe itself, I wanted to create places you long to visit despite, or perhaps because of, the danger involved. The Middle Realm is by far my favorite, with lakes as smooth as glass and large moons hanging so low in the sky, one can see every crater. It’s a world that seduces with pleasant scents, whispering ‘come stay awhile.’ What will become of you if you obey? What hides in the lake, in the grass, and in the trees, waiting patiently for you to fall asleep? Images like this one served as my inspiration for it:
What about you? How would you answer?