I decided to avoid the whole February theme this month. I'm a few days early, but…
Gong Hey Fat Choi
Come Saturday, we will enter the Year of the Rooster, and not just any rooster a Fire Rooster. Beyond that, I got nuthin. I asked Lisa to bring in a fire rooster, but Amazon is fresh out of them. Never one to back down, we had Gallicus the cockatrice stop by this month.
Gallicus appears in my fantasy novel, The Cock of the South. Look, he even managed to get on the cover.
The Southern Dwarves are a conquered race. Scattered and hidden they must flee the legions of Remus before they all become slaves.
An unlikely dwarf, known as Cobby, leads them to a place where they can live in peace. He discovers other downtrodden races along the way and recruits them to his mission. These include centaurs, Amazons, satyrs, and more. There aren't enough of anyone to make a difference, but together they might stand a chance.
There are quite a few dwarf stories around, and I wanted to do something different with them. The setting is Greco Roman, and the times are brutal. This book contains violence, you have been warned.
It was fun trying to keep what readers expect from dwarves, and still add something different. Part Spartacus, part Exodus, I hope you will give The Cock of the South a chance.
If you're of a mind, here is the link again.