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Iltharr's Song (Excerpt)

So! This offering requires a little bit of explanation. In another post on the Guild I talked about the possibility of updating epic convention so as to fit fantasy better. Here’s the link for that post if you’re curious, though it’s not exactly on topic!


This piece here is a 2000 word sample of the beginning of one of the epics I’ve been working on. It’s a total of 17,000, so there’s much more to it, but still being a mini-epic. Anyway, it follows the key events of an individual called Iltharr and how he rose to fame. I’m loosely following epic some epic conventions and styles, as well as intentionally trying to make it archaic in tone. Also, there are kennings!

Anyway, let me know what you think!

Iltharr’s Song - Sample.pdf (51.8 KB)

Forgot to say, I’m not looking for someone who’s an expert in the form to read over this, so don’t worry if you’re not familiar with the style.