Fantasy Reads: Ariel Paiement

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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Sunday Sub-Genres: Mythic Fantasy

Introduction This week on Sunday Sub-Genres, we're taking a look at mythic fantasy. This is the sub-genre of fantasy that most pulls on fantasy's mythological origins, though it isn't always in the way that people would expect. The genre is as likely to use obvious mythological origins like Robin Hood or King Arthur as it…

Work-In-Progress Wednesdays #10

For this week's Work-In-Progress Wednesday, I've got an excerpt from On Anarchy's Wings. In this section, Awnia has confronted Dabhan about Iradia's refusal to help them and has asked him to help convince Iradia to stop rebelling against the King. ~~~ Awnia rose, turning to face Dabhan. He leaned against the door-frame of the mansion’s…

Author Interview with Katie Jenkins

For the second day of the blog tour for Bane of Ashkarith, Katie Jenkins hosted me on her blog She was lots of fun to work with, and she had some great questions for me. Hopefully you all will enjoy seeing the answers as much as I enjoyed working on them!

You can find the interview at the link above. Enjoy!

Have a question for me that I didn’t answer? Leave it in the comments below, and I’ll answer it as soon as I can!

K.M. Jenkins

Heya everyone, today I have a special treat. I will be featuring fantasy author Ariel Paiement in a special author interview. Check it out below to get to know more about this author and her upcoming release.

The Interview

Please introduce yourself.

I’m Ariel Paiement, a fantasy author who dabbles occasionally in sci-fi or historical fiction. I’ve been writing since I was a little kid, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of the journey to get to where I am. Yes, even the moments when I was sitting there crying because a scene just wouldn’t work. I appreciated those moments more after they were over, of course.

What inspired your latest release?

It was inspired by a combination of world-building information from Pathway of the Moon–first in the companion series Annals of Alcardia–and a prompt from Wattpad’s Open Novella Contest. The prompt was called Myths of the Old World and had…

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Blog Tour Schedule for Bane of Ashkarith

July 15th - The Fantasy Nook: Blog Tour Kickoff July 16th - K.M. Jenkins' Blog: Author Interview July 17th - The Fantasy Nook: Bane of Ashkarith's System of Deities July 18th - Anna Morrigan's Blog: Villain Interview/Interrogation July 19th - Erin Howard's Blog: Guest Post on Bane of Ashkarith's Worldbuilding July 20th - Joanna White's…

Work-In-Progress Wednesdays #9

Hey, everybody! We're on week 9 of Work-In-Progress Wednesday, and today's excerpt is from Bane of Ashkarith! The book is launching on the 31st of July but is available for preorder on the 14th on Amazon and Kobo! ~~~ Night had fallen. The workers outside were finishing up, and the candles were guttering on the…