Tag: world-building

  • The Devil Is In the Details (Along With the Angels)

    This post first appeared at Smash Attack Reads back in January. When Ash, the blog host there, asked me to write about my world-building process, I wanted to provide a serious, thoughtful answer. And I tried. Really I did. Remember that as you read this, okay? Because the truth is, most of the world-building for…

  • World-Building for the Grigori Legacy Series

    The world behind The Grigori legacy unfolded slowly for me…and, I must admit, rather painfully. The first several versions of Sins of the Angels contained mention of Heaven, but no solid description of the place. I had created wonderfully tormented characters and an edge-of-your-seat plotline, but setting? At the time, that wasn’t really my forte.…

  • Playing with Hellfire: The Christian Mythology behind The Grigori Legacy

    While The Grigori Legacy series is not (and was never intended to be) religious in nature, it’s no secret that I built its world on Christian angel mythology. I must admit to having some trepidations about basing my back story so closely on foundations that are familiar—and precious—to so many. Trepidations, incidentally, which were not…