Friday, April 05, 2013
The A to Z Challenge! E is for Eli the Elf
Vampires are not the only things on my brain. I'm a fan of several things, including fantasy books and movies like Lord of the Rings and Narnia.
Way back in the eighties I had an idea for a band of mythical characters trapped in our world. I played with the idea and mapped our various versions of the story. After I wrote Annabelle's rough draft, I decided to become an author and share all these ideas. It was only natural that my mythical story would be one of the novels I'd want to write.
Today E is for Eli, the main protagonist of my novel Myths.
Eli is your typical teenage elf. He lives with his mom and younger brother. His dad used to train both his sons at archery. As an elf, Eli has a natural skill with the bow. He has a creative streak and has bought several pre-set scroll spells from a local merchant. He then fixed them onto his arrows to give them an extra kick.
Eli's family was happy until they got word that his father was killed in the war. Since that time he has withdrawn a bit. His mother hasn't helped the situation because she constantly compares him to his father, stating that he should be more like the heroes in their family.
All this has given Eli the desire to leave on a quest with his sorcerer apprentice friend Mark. Said quest will lead Eli not only to the other side of their world, Farnalla, but to another world. He and his friends discover a mythical place only told about in fairy tales and horror stories. A place where only humans dwell. A place called Earth.
Here are some elf pictures I've gathered from the web...