Last Week before The Queen of Swans begins! Wiki, Hawk, lalala.

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 . 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.

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