Tuesday, August 09, 2016

R. J. Larson: Naming the Next Series

Now that The Blessing manuscript is nearing its finish--with proofing and editing planned--I'm beginning to kick around names for the next R. J. Larson series.

What? A new series? 


Yes.

I'm envisioning a world, not unlike our own, finally stirring to life as it emerges from the terrors of its Dark Ages.



Legendary creatures have returned to stalk mortals. Words, long forgotten, are spoken for the first time in a thousand years, and the soul of an ancient forsaken empire is stirring to life. One family has been entrusted with a treasure that endangers all who possess and understand its mysteries.

No one is safe. 

Armed with the above information, naming the series seemed straightforward: Forsaken Empire.  However, a quick online search pointed out that nowadays, Forsaken Empire is the name of a rock band. Alas, there are no rock bands in this series, sorry, rock fans. 

Long story short (is such a thing possible?) I've landed upon a tentative name. 

Legends of the Forsaken Empire. 

Thoughts, brave readers?

12 comments:

Hadassah Harper said...

O.O Sounds like I need to get ready to read it! Can't wait!

Polaris Northstar said...

Me likey!!!
Must. Read!!!!

editsbylora.com said...

Yes--it works excellently! Adding the word "Legends" makes it sound even more mysterious...

I can't wait to read The Blessing!

Lora

Kacy Barnett-Gramckow said...

Hadassah, I'm eager to write it for you! Hoping it goes quickly. I'm using all the research I did for a medieval manuscript years ago--loved it then, still do.

Kacy Barnett-Gramckow said...

Polaris Northstar, your name is worthy of any of this series' characters. To name a few: Twelvekiller, Fieldsend, and Bex. Must. Write. Soon!!!

Kacy Barnett-Gramckow said...

Lora, I need to finish it! Soon. Actually, chapter 39 is calling now. Sleep well!

Meagan Myhren-Bennett said...

I like it - Legends adds a layer of intrigue and mystery to the name.

Kacy Barnett-Gramckow said...

Meagan, thank you! I hoped it would work. :)

Aidyl Ewoh said...

The word "Legends" makes everything sound cooler. ;)
Aidyl from Noveltea

Kacy Barnett-Gramckow said...

Aidyl, I hoped it would help! :) I'm looking forward to starting on it next month!

Rebeka B. said...

Ohhhhhh... I can't wait to hear more about your new stories!!! :D :D :D

Kacy Barnett-Gramckow said...

Rebeka, soon! Just need a few more solid days' work on The Blessing! SO excited!!!
:D