How Shadyia found her Story Teller – Interview with T.S. Adrian
T.S. Adrian talks to Shadyia
And so it came to be that Shadyia, a traveler, sought someone to tell her story. One night, she was drawn to the ruins of castle Krzyżtopór in Poland. There she did find a person reading a book aloud to the spirits of that tragic place. That person’s name was T.S. Adrian
Could this be the one she sought?
Shadyia: You there, why do you read to these ghosts of this palace?
T.S. Adrian: Someone must tell them the crimes done here were not forgotten.
Shadyia: What do you read them?
T.S. Adrian: This is Poland by James Michener. He dedicated an entire chapter about this castle.
Shadyia: Interesting. You read; do you also write?
T.S: I do. Stories.
Shadyia: What type of stories?
T.S: Heroic fantasy, mostly.
Shadyia: Ah, elves and dwarves and dragons and wizards?
T.S.: Those things can be nice, but are not needed. True heroic fantasy is about taking control of your life through adventure. Of picking up a sword and going where angels fear to tread.
Shadyia: Angels? What are angels?
T.S.: Powerful creatures that men worship as gods.
Shadyia: Ah, now this I understand. But you speak as if picking up a sword and finding adventure were a rare thing. Can you not do this on this world?
T.S.: Not anymore. That’s why people enjoy reading about it.
Shadyia: I see. Well, I come from a world where what you describe is still possible. I have a story to tell, and I am looking for one to write it. Will you be that person?
T.S.: I would be honored, my lady.
Shadyia: Then, let’s begin. It started on a clear night, when the bells of the Silver Rose rang without warning…