Blast from the past

It’s amazing what you find when you’re moving. While going through my binder collections, I found some old concept art that I had completely forgotten about from a now defunct book. Well technically, it’s not completely discarded since several of the characters still exist in the overall continuity of the world and important components of the plot are being cannibalized to fit the retooling that has happened in my fantasy world’s history. But besides, those parts that are crossing over, as it were, that book is going to be a complete rewrite with several new faces, some faces erased from the pages, a new way in which the plot unfolds, plus a new title.

Sometimes it’s just amazing how much a book or series can evolve, and I just find it fun to look back at remnants of past incarnations like these drawings. There were more, but they are of characters that are completely erased.

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This character is getting a new name, ironically her aunt’s. Her appearance and expression just fit her aunt so much better; and not only is her aunt taking over her appearance, she is also taking over the lead for the book while she will just be an infant.
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This character is one that spans several books within the world. The only real change to the character is the armor; I don’t think she will wear any, but who knows!
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This character is another that spans over the many series in the world, but so far it is looking like her role will be reduced.



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Sarah Wright is the author of The Heritage Lost Series and several other works of speculative fiction. Professionally, she works as a staff writer and editor at a newspaper/magazine company. She enjoys interweaving her love of history into her writing, even in the most fantastic settings.

3 thoughts on “Blast from the past

    1. Well not really a girl or woman, or human really, lol. She still might have the armor later on but it’s no longer heavily associated with the character. Who now appears in robes.

  1. Very neat! I love finding old artwork, or stuff I’ve written. And I agree, it’s amazing how much characters and stories can shift and evolve, and also surprising how much original concepts can weave their way back in, too.

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