Hello! I’m Ben. I’ve been building this world, this story and these characters for several years now as a happy place. It’s getting so far on now that I’m starting to write the prose, and I’m finding the technical process of drafting it challenging. I love this story and these characters, but come from a scientific background (physics and computer science) and haven’t studied creative writing in a long time.
my other hobbies include cooking, martial arts and rubik’s cube style puzzles
I’m a big lover of fantasy and sci fi. my favorite authors would probably be Terry Pratchett, James SA Corey and George RR martin. I love intricately constructed worlds and stories that explore them. I love well defined magic systems and hard sci fi forcing characters to be clever.
The book begins with the death and rebirth of the main character Lilith. it goes on to detail her quest to save her city from a monstrous hell-hound by sailing to the sun and entreating the gods to equip her to fight it. along the way she befriends a crew of “honest” sailors, trades manipulations with Gods and Goddesses and falls for a young priestess.
this is the first novel I’m trying to write fully, but other things I’m looking to write in the future include:
a series set in the same world about the apocalyptic consequences of mankind’s dreams coming true
the story of a witches cat accidentally turned into a human by an evil necromancer
a dark adult sci fi book in about the attempts to overthrow a totalitarian government with access to a time machine.
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