February, 2021

Antipodal Pairs of Relationships in the Phantammeron

I’m continuing my discussions on the writing of The Phantammeron. As I have mentioned before, I intentionally placed many mysteries and symbols in the book which were designed to foretell things in later books and connect back to unsolved mysteries in the initial creation stories of Book One. There are several relationships in the books […]

The Murgala

In western fairy tales images of Nature are common metaphors for grander themes. Roses are often symbols of the heart in European stories, the flower representing the bond between two lovers. But black roses represent something different. In the Phantammeron I wanted to fill my books with old European myths. The Murgala, or black roses, […]