Erin was kind enough to host me for a behind-the-scenes look at Bane of Ashkarith. Interested in learning more about the way Bane of Ashkarith’s world came to be? Go check it out on Erin’s blog. And while you’re at it, take a look at her other great content.

Erin R. Howard

Today, I’m happy to have author, Ariel Paiement on Fantasy Reads. World-building is one of my favorite parts of fantasy writing, and Ariel is here to give us the inside scoop on her novel, Bane of Ashkarith. 

Welcome, Ariel!


Behind the Scenes of Bane of Ashkarith

By: Ariel Paiement

Bane of Ashkarith was conceived in a rather roundabout way. The world where it takes place—Alcardia—had already been built for Pathway of the Moon. I’d been playing around with the idea of creating some sort of a prequel for the series that gave some insight into the pantheon and the prophecies that feature in Pathway of the Moon.

Back in January of 2019, I’d begun working on a short story about some of the events that led to Banach’s becoming Queen at Ashkarith. I wanted to go further, but I had two other novels going at the time, however, so…

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