What’s In A Name?

It’s time. You can only go for so long stuttering out an explanation when asked about the title of your latest work.

It didn’t bother me at first. I called my last novel Oilspill dotcom before my publisher took charge and gave it a new and beautiful cover and name – The Accidental Activist – which was widely complimented for both.

I have two titles in my head for each of my fantasy novels. But I have now used both titles intermittently and am no closer to a final decision. The series is called The Alliance Series. I feel pretty good with this because forming an alliance between the races is a central theme that runs throughout the manuscripts written (two so far and working on a third over the next 6 months).

Wycaan Master: The Wycaans were the stewards of the alliance and a fair part of the first novel is the relationship between our young protagonist and his teacher, the enigmatic Mhari. While Seanchai is the protagonist, Mhari is a colorful partner and involved through to the final page.

At The Walls Of Galbrieth: The climax of the book takes places in the imposing fortress of Galbrieth. The city is richly described and a representative of the totalitarian power that dominates the land of Odessiya.

I would love to received your feedback.



Alon Shalev is the author of The Accidental Activist and A Gardener’s Tale. He has written two fantasy novels and the first has been entered into the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in January 2012. More on Alon Shalev at http://www.alonshalev.com/and on Twitter (@elfwriter).

3 comments on “What’s In A Name?

  1. Liv Rancourt says:

    Wycaan Master sounds more contemporary, while At The Walls of Galbrieth reminds me of something that might have been published in the 1950s. Which is just an observation, and may not help you a lot. Wycaan Master does kind of remind me of Dungeon Master, too, which may not be the kind of association you’re going for.
    Just my two bits…

  2. Thank you, Liv, Appreciate the feedback. Have a great weekend.

  3. rlywldhchb says:

    Muchas gracias. ?Como puedo iniciar sesion?

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