Voice of the Martyrs Prisoner Alert  

Posted by JC Lamont in

Location: North Korea
Arrested: January 2006
Days Imprisoned: 1026

Son Jong Nam, an underground Christian in North Korea, has spent more than a year in prison, awaiting public execution. He risked his life returning to North Korea to preach the gospel and VOM contacts believe he is still alive, although contact is limited.
Send a letter of encouragement. Let Son know you pray for him and other believers in North Korea. The Prisoner Alert letter authoring tool allows you to send encouraging letters to imprisoned Christian brothers and sisters in their native tongue.

How Lord of the Rings should have Ended  

Posted by JC Lamont

My Beastiary  

Posted by JC Lamont

I love mythological creatures.

A winged unicorn is the creature one of my characters ride (the Prince/Captain of the army). It is pure white, and in my world, it is the only one of its kind.

My question is - what's it called? Is it a winged-unicorn? Or a horned pegasus?

Since Pegasus is the actual name of the Greek mythological winged horse, is there a name for the average winged horse? My other characters ride winged-horses (without the horn) which I call pegasus in the singular and pegasoi in the plural -- does this work? Sound dumb?

All the pegasoi are the same, though they have different markings, but they are a metallic amber with rubescent flecks and gold manes and when they are in flight, they conjure the illusion of flaming horses galloping across the sky.

My bad guys ride Khimara (yes, almost the correct pronunciation for the Greek Chimera & Khimari is the plural). They are mostly muted colors - brown, mahogany, black - and are horses with lion heads and serpent tails.

I also have winged-centaurs with scorpion tails, a musimon, breathing gargoyles, a mysterious 7-horned creature, a leviathan (sea serpent), and evil fanged-frogs. (I may have more, but i can't think of them off the top of my head.

My villain is obsessed with snakes -- he has carvings of them everywhere, and I've thought of giving him one as a pet, but since Rowling did that already, I'm hesitant to copy. Thus my villain only has his crow (and those pesky fanged-frogs that his mistress insisted he needed to bring life to his garden -- he'll be trying to scheme evil plots and their croaking about drives him mad).

My Characters  

Posted by JC Lamont

Prophecy of the Heir
where the dead breathe and the immortal die

The fate of Time rests in the prophecy of a coming Heir -- one who can break the curse of death. The dark lord, Hashatan, gathers the forces of darkness in a murderous quest to prevent his brith. All that stands between Hashatan and annihilation of the Heir's ancestral line is Michael, a vigilante warrior forced to choose between loyalty and love.

Michael (protagonist), commander of the Malakim army, feels torn between protecting the Ancestral Line and influencing Sheolites to defect. Reckless and impulsive, he often allows his heart to influence his decisions.

Gavriel (protagonist), is the brusque-manntered lieutenant commander whose stoic demeano creates rifts between him and his commander. Never allowing his emotions to hinder his judegement, he considers caring for mortals to be an unnecessary grief.

The Prince (protagonist), son of King Elyon and Captain of the Malakim army, appears mysterious and eccentric. Writing dark, prophetic poetry in the seclusion of his private garden, he is devoted to his estranged bride and what he must do to rescue her from both Hashatan and herself.

Hashatan (antagonist), lord of Mortal-earth, is intent on claiming the throne of King Elyon as his own. Fueled by an intense desire to escape his predestined fate, he uses mortals as pawns in his game to attain Shamayim. He will stop at nothing in his quest to prevent the fulfillment of the prophecy and thus his infernal doom.

Marduk (antagonist), commander of the Shaityrim army, is consumed with seeking revenge against Michael for what he deems a betrayal of loyalty and friendship.