The Gloaming - a fantasy fable.
I have recently self-published my first fantasy novel, The Gloaming, which is book one in the duology, The Procession.
When I started to construct a story from the thoughts and opinions I had going to waste in my head, I started by creating archetypal characters, unique enough to be intriguing, but familiar enough to remind the reader of people in their own lives. I wanted to watch with a conflicting mix of remorse and pride as these characters dealt with relatable, real-world issues in their own, increasingly dangerous environment. I wanted to write a fast-paced, desperate search for an answer to a question which haunts us all. I wanted to write a thrilling story in a genre I personally enjoy, to explore themes familiar to us all – a story which describes the elevation from dealing with the seemingly futile nature of life to learning how to recognise the joy in every moment. I wanted to write about mages and heroes fighting against great evil, but to have them as simply products of their experiences and the great evil represent a very human trait to seek comfort in taking what we could from the world and people around us.
I believe I have managed to achieve that across the duology.
Below is the address of my website, where you can find out more about me and my fledgling writing career.
I very much hope you enjoy what you read.https://daniel-hare.com/