I recently whipped up a new product/landing page for The Five Elements. Sort of a one stop/one page destination for people who have already read the book and want some more information about the novel, its characters, and its places, or for people who haven't yet read it but want to get a better feel for what it's about before buying.
The top half of the page is the sort of stuff you can find anywhere: reviews, a link to buy the novel, etc.
The bottom half is something I'm calling "The Five Elements Miscellany". This section is comprised of Characters, Places, and a FAQ. Below you will find that first section, or you can visit the landing page which is now complete.
Alchemist, mathematician, metallurgist, sorcerer's apprentice, Aaron is an unpretentious, gifted fifteen year old apprenticed to the great master sorcerer, Elsanar. He hails from Taloo, an oceanside fishing village south of Norwynne Keep, but since his apprenticeship has lived in Ellingrel, Norwynne's Tower of Sorcery.
Shanna is a free-spirited fifteen year old who wants, above all else, freedom from the life of drudgery that awaits her as she enters adulthood. She is given this opportunity when Norwynne is near leveled by an elemental attack.
A member of the blue-black skinned race known as eslar, Ensel Rhe's reasons for coming to Norwynne remain as enigmatic as the blood-stained satchel he carries with him everywhere. Folk know only that he is a mercenary in the employ of Norwynne's sorcerers. What tasks they set him on remain as mysterious as the eslar himself.
Greatest of the three master sorcerers who call Norwynne home. He recognized immediately the value Aaron might bring to his research, and so he enlisted him as his apprentice.
The youngest of the three master sorcerers of Norwynne Keep.
Lord of Norwynne Keep.
A healer. She arrived at Norwynne from the far south years ago and decided to stay.
A witch. An ally of Ensel Rhe's.
Savant, scholar, man of science. He walks as if an elder one moment, then moves with the swiftness of a twenty year old the next. His purpose is both mysterious and diabolical.
A boy who carries himself as if a king. He is always at Erlek's side.
A master sorcerer in his own right, Ansanom is ally and friend to Elsanar. He dwells in the remote manor house known as Wildemoore.
Master Ansanom's apprentice.
Houndmaster. He leads a pack of demonic hounds and is a demon himself.
A bully who goes out of his way to torment Aaron.
A cabin boy serving on an airship called the Griffin.
A sergeant in Lord Vuller's army.
Dwarven clan leader of Fire Rock. Wielder of Soljilnor, the Flaming Cutter.
A dwarven raider. Second-in-command after Kelgin.
A dwarven raider