THE SONS OF WOODMYST GOES LIVE
I'm Robert E Kreig and I make stuff up.
Exciting news this week.
The Sons Of Woodmyst: Book Two Of The Woodmyst Chronicles went live this week.
It's the third book that I've written and released. It's also one that I am extremely proud of.
The Sons Of Woodmyst was a hard book to write, touching on issues that I found confronting and even questioned as to whether I should include in the book.
I'm glad I did.
The inclusion of some dark themes allowed the characters to develop in the stories that follow on from Book Two of the Woodmyst Chronicles.
I'm not sure how the reader will perceive the concept of physical and mental abuse in this narrative, but I found it quite upsetting.
As the writer, I became totally invested in the characters. They were, and are for lack of a better description, my children.
Their emotional plight was mine also.
I was so concerned by the experience that I informed my editor about my inward struggles. She pointed out to me that Woodmyst and the land it resides in is a dark place. The inhabitants of the world I created are neither good nor evil. They are what they are and they do what they must to survive or advance.
As people of a so called "civilised world" we can easily turn our heads and see only what we want to see. Averting our eyes from the things that challenge our senses.
The Sons Of Woodmyst doesn't do this.
I have written an adventure story with sword-play, strange creatures and magic. But beneath it all are themes that we see and hear in the every day news, so much now that it almost seems the norm.
Abuse, whether physical or mental, should never be the norm.
Hopefully, I was able to convey this through my attempt at confronting this issue through The Sons Of Woodmyst.