My second guest author is fairly new to the scene and already has his first book out, one of my favourite creatures is the dragon and Tylor Kranyak has found a unique way to include them in a new story line.
Hello, my name is Tylor Kranyak. I went through an interesting and intricate path that led me to become the writer I am today, though I’ll try to keep it short for this guest author post. If you’d like to read it more in detail you can check out my website listed at the bottom.
The earliest point in time I can remember that’s related to my discovery and love for writing was, oddly enough, a drawing I made during my early years of high school. It was a drawing of a sky-blue sword which I called the Tenjin. For whatever reason I became enamored with this sword, drawing different variations of it over time. At some point I started writing fun little stories that revolved around it. From this point on I discovered a love for writing that even to this day still baffles my parents (English was the class I hated the most in school). In my head I reserved myself to the fact that not much would come of this new-found hobby of mine, that is until I found a book in my mom’s personal library titled Eragon. This book was my sort of introduction into the written world of fantasy and I thoroughly enjoyed it. When I decided to learn more about the author, Christopher Paolini, I was surprised when I discovered he was around the same age as me. Upon this discovery I was inspired to take my writing a little more seriously. I thought, if this kid could get his book published at such a young age, maybe I can, too! For a while I continued my writing, creating several different iterations of the book I wanted to get published someday, though when it came time for college I put it away in favour of gaining education in the field of video game design. For a few years I lost interest in my writing as I tried to focus on my school work and my imminent future, but on the last year of college I started thinking up little stories in my head as I used to do as a kid, and suddenly the floodgates were thrust open once again. I rediscovered my love for writing and found inspiration for what would become my first published book. After a year and a half of writing, and another year of wading through the publishing process, I finally fulfilled my childhood dream of publishing a book. Of course, that was just the first step. As my new career as a writer begins, I find myself staring at a long road ahead of me. I have many stories I want to tell, and while one journey of my life has ended it has opened the door for a new one to begin. And none of this would have happened, if not for a drawing I made in high school of a sky-blue sword…
Legacy of Krazatan – Book I: A Hero’s Birth
Kai Un’kari is a young man from a backwater fishing village. All his life he has dreamed of travelling the world like his late father. In an unfortunate turn of events, he gets his wish when war breaks out between Horagothien and Austranvia, forcing him to leave his home. Upon meeting a man named Lukan, Kai finds out that he is destined to become a great warrior and the next wielder of the holy sword, Tenjin. He sets out on a journey to find the Tenjin so he can use it to bring peace to all the warring nations of Pangaea, and in turn prevent the second coming of Krazatan, the Chaos Dragon.
Will he succeed in his quest to find the holy sword, or will he fall victim to the vast dangers of the wilds that have claimed the lives of thousands before him?
The main concept behind this story is to explore a fantasy setting where the main source of wildlife consists of giant reptilian creatures that resemble our idea of dinosaurs. I’d go into more detail, but if I did this post would be several pages long. Instead, I’ll leave you with a link to my own website where I have posted a few things regarding the elements in my book for those of you who are interested.
Tylor’s website http://tylorkranyak.com/
You can also find him on Facebook Here