Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Thursday Thirteen - 167 - 13 Things You'd Find in Scorpius' World

Here are thirteen visual inspirations for the serialized fiction I'm posting every Saturday for the Weekend Writer's Retreat.

My dark fantasy story follows a young boy named Scorpius, brought up with other children of the nobility at a foster nursery - but never claimed by his family. Eventually he's handed over to a falconer in need of an apprentice to help him when the lords come to hunt. But Scorpius soon discovers that his new world is filled with danger, a world where the brutality of the nobles surpasses even that of the dragons.


1 - Falconer's Cottage

















2 - Falcon Mews
















3 - Falconer's Gloves









4 - Falcon











Photo by Jim Weber



5 - Dog













6 - Stick for driving out the game hens
















7 - Pillar rock














8 - Dragon












9 - Noble's horse bridle













10 - Doublet
















11 - Sword



12 - Wine goblet















13 - Cabinet











Alice Audrey says Too cool. You really got me with the cabinet, knowing how it gets used in the serial.

Susan Helene Gottfried says The dragon is gorgeous! Nice picture. I dig the falconer's hut, too. It really evoked the fiction for me.

Janet says Just makes me want the next instalment more than ever, Julia! Great visuals.

9 comments:

I am Harriet said...

Who knew?
Good list.

Have a great day!
http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/07/what-type-of-accent-would-you-like-to-have-if-you-were-forced-to-change-yours/

Alice Audrey said...

Too cool.

You really got me with the cabinet, knowing how it gets used in the serial.

jillconyers said...

Very cool visuals.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

The dragon is gorgeous! Nice picture.

I dig the falconer's hut, too. It really evoked the fiction for me.

Jennie Marsland said...

Great pics, Julia, especially the dragon. The hut makes me think of Yorkshire, and the doublet is gorgeous!

Thomma Lyn said...

Way cool -- great photos by which to immerse oneself into Scorpius's story.

Janet said...

Just makes me want the next instalment more than ever, Julia!

Great visuals.

Travis Cody said...

It really does help to have those images to hand when crafting fantasy, doesn't it?

Brenda ND said...

I'd like to read more about Scorpius. His world sounds intriguing. You're posting this story on Saturdays? I'll have to come back.