When you think about it, few red-haired people share the same fame as the biblical Romeo cum Rambo – the archetypal good-guy Samson, whom I chose as the protagonist for my latest book, I Shall Slay the Dragon! Yes, I know what you’re thinking. Of all the fantasy themes I could have picked, why this one?
Ladies, gentlemen, I am proud to announce the publication of my latest book, I Shall Slay the Dragon! This epic, biblical mythology novel retells the original tragic love story – that of Samson and Delilah – only with a twist. Now, there’s a dragon, too.
Another one bites the typewriter. I’m pleased to announce that I’ve completed another novel. It’s a fantasy book, set in Biblical times, with all the lovely cliches you can think of. Heroic warriors, the Book of Revelations, the Number of the Beast, Armageddon, everything, and then some. Plus, there’s a lovely story, too.
That’s not actually the title of the book. But that’s definitely the theme of the book. My new book. I wouldn’t call it historical fiction, especially not when you toss in dragons into the bowl and mix it all up. The Book of Revelations, Armageddon, dragons, the end of the world. That’s the basic storyline. How about a sample chapter?
Now that I’m done with my anti-hero Rennaissance fantasy novel and my first-person zombie novella, I decided to try yet another new angle at writing. So my curiosity took me to 8th Century BC, the Biblical times. As a man with a very particular taste for religion, or rather lack thereof, writing from a biblical point of view is a most refreshing challenge for me.