New readers: Before there might be a queen, first there must be a king. Read a tale of a lone wolf, a hunter, and a woman with a red riding hood who cross paths one fateful winter. Volume 1: “Red Riding Hood” starts here.
Returning readers: Giles is in so much hot water that his journals have been temporarily suspended. Just a few administrative things.
- I’m testing out a Wiki for the characters at http://talesofthebigbadwolf.wikia.com . It is pretty barebones, but I’m hoping that those of you who like speculation, keeping notes, and trying to track things will make it your own. I will do my best to help out when I can but forgive me if I focus on some other things. Which brings me to…
- Next week, late Monday night Volume 2, “The Queen of Swans” will begin. I’m debating doing a crazy release (i.e., the entire first chapter in that first week) but a lot will depend on the turnout :p.
- This week’s sneak peek is of another character new to Queen of Swans. His name is simply Hawk.
Hawk is a character who will appear immediately in “The Queen of Swans.”
This is a design in progress. Had I wanted to go a little more stylized, his nose would have been truly hawklike :).
However, he is older than many of the characters that will appear and has a connection to a character that has only appeared in The Sleeping Prince (which is unfinished, except in my brain). He is unarguably proud and, as I realized while painting him out, that may be why he is rather grumpy.
Indeed, I had not intended him to be such a difficult personality. However in drafting Chapter 1, something became obvious to me that was a bit troubling. Although he is essentially a good character, he hides something from those around him. He also holds a very strong belief about what his role is and that may put him at odds with other characters as they appear.