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Lightbringers by David Price

Lightbringers:
The Age of Myths and Legends
by David Price
Genre: Fantasy
What if all the gods of the earth once existed? Long ago a superior race
once came to earth and became humanity’s gods. The story is set on
a post cataclysmic earth. Technology has vanished and been replaced
by magick. Myths and monsters once again roam the land.
Blending H. P. Lovecraft’s mythos, with the numerous mythologies of the
earth created a rich mythic landscape. Two groups of gods once
descended on the earth, Lovecraft’s horrific alien, inhuman beings
and the superior, god-like race, known as the Watchers, (the Elder
Gods described by August Derleth).
Lightbringers is a Grimdark Fantasy set on a dying earth, twenty thousand years
from now. The stars are right and the Great Old One asleep at the bottom
of the world finally stirs in his terrible slumber. One reluctant
hero, a half-breed child of the Elder gods, and his companions set
out on a globe-spanning quest, populated by creatures of myth and
beings of legend, to save the Earth from the evil that threatens to
destroy it.
***Reviews***
“David Price’s LIGHTBRINGERS is exactly what I look for in a fantasy novel.
Fast paced, exhilarating and far removed from the cookie cutter
fiction you run across all too often. Do yourself a favor and read
this one!” — James A Moore, author of the SEVEN FORGES and
TIDES OF WAR series of novels.
“With evocative language, powerful metaphor, and careful attention to
detail, Price brings us a world we can immerse ourselves in and not
want to leave.” — Irene Radford, author of The Dragon Nimbus
Novels, Merlin’s Descendants Series, and The Stargods Trilogy
David Price’s LIGHTBRINGERS mingles a broad spread of myth and genre
tropes into a fascinating tale. Adding touches of history, locales
and dark lore, Price weaves a fine tale that will grip even a casual
reader. LIGHTBRINGERS splits the darkness of a lurid world.
Fascinating, funny and paced to please, LIGHTBRINGERS shines.” —
Steven L. Shrewsbury, Author of PHILISTINE, OVERKILL, WITHIN and
co-author of KING OF THE BASTARDS (with Brian Keene) and BAD MAGICK
(with Nate Southard)
David Price grew up watching Creature Feature and reading comic books. He
has been a fan of horror, fantasy, and science fiction his whole
life. In college, his freshman composition teacher suggested that he
major in English and focus on his writing. After working for more
than twenty-five years as a contractor, David has decided use his
imagination and follow his dreams. He is an active member of the New
England Horror Writers.
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Do you have a favorite movie?

Well, I have favorite movies. It’s tough to nail down just one, though, isn’t it. Ask me on different days and I’d give you different answers. Among my favorites are Die Hard, Star Wars, Jaws, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, A Fish Called Wanda, Raising Arizona, and The Thing, but for the purposes of this post, let’s go with Excalibur. No other Arthurian film has ever come close to reaching Excalibur’s status. When I first saw Excalibur in the theater I thought it was an excellent but flawed representation of King Arthur’s legend. As the years have passed I’ve come to realize that we’ll never get another Arthurian film to rival John Boorman’s masterpiece. Nicol Williamson’s gives a brilliant performance as Merlin and the score by Trevor jones is just perfect. I wish they’d so one of those limited releases and bring it back to theaters so I could get that experience one more time.

 

Where did you come up with the names in the story?

Funny you should ask. Lightbringers starts off in a version of England and the heroes travel in a rough easterly route around the world, stopping at various countries along the way. Most of the names of the character came from looking up baby names for whatever country the story happened to land in. I’d just keep looking at the names until one felt right and go with it, or I’d write a few down and decide amongst those. So while the names may sound made up and fantasy-like, the chances are that I saw it in a list of baby names somewhere. Also of note, most countries have ancient or alternate names from the modern one currently recognized. I’m partial to using those alternate names of countries in Lightbringers.

 

What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book?

Before I started writing Lightbringers, I did exhaustive research into various legends, mythologies, and lore. I probably studied up on the stuff I was trying to learn for three years before I decided that I was never going to learn everything I wanted to learn and that I should just start the damn book already and research as I go. That’s what I do now. As I’m writing the book, I almost always have multiple tabs open on my browser that I can refer to when needed. Every once in a while I’ll learn something I wish had included in the story. Research s time consuming and a lot of work, but I think it’s worth it and I hope I’m bringing my readers something different and unexpected.

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