“I am not a writer, neither is writing one of my passions, on the contrary; I see it as a necessary evil! I like to say I am an illustrator and storyteller.
I was born and raised in Brazil and since 2009, been living in Norway with my best-half. I work as illustrator and graphic designer from my home-office, in slippers and comfy clothes. (Would really prefer PJs, but here and there someone knocks on the door!)
Love Heavy Metal, Fantasy and Dark Fantasy and most forms of art.”
Creator & Creature: Isis Sousa talks about The Night of Elisa in a 15 mins fun video on Youtube:
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember exactly which story was the first, as since a toddler I have been surrounded by philosophy, mythology, classic literature and occultism books from my parents. I grew in an environment where reading great books was a daily habit. But when started reading books on my own initiative, I'd say I have great memories of a collections of tales by the Grimm Brothers. I loved that book (which was actually my auntie's), and I also loved the fact that it was illustrated with beautiful watercolors paintings. I remember the excitement and the joy of reading this book over and over to this day...
What do you read for pleasure?
I read Fiction. When I have a little free time, I like to read selected works of Fiction in different genres, most mystery, fantasy, dark fantasy, horror, action, paranormal. That makes a few books of fiction a year. As an artist and owner of a small business, I focus my reading habits on self-development, leadership and art books.
Join Elisa in this puzzling Gothic novella set in Late Victorian Era, between the world of the Living and the picturesque, melancholic Duskland. Let your imagination travel through words and beautiful pencil drawings.
5 out of 5 stars
When you start reading this tale (a 23 pages Short Story) you notice immediately that S.M.White’s writing has tremendous quality. The descriptions, the plot flow, interactions between characters and dialogues are all brilliant. So this alone captivated me from the very first page.
The story is dark and gritty, à lá Game of Thrones, which is the reason I wanted to read it. I like it dark.
The protagonist, Talid Farrowheart is a cursed and hunted man. He committed horrible crimes which cost him all that what he loved the most. The plot goes around him trying to escape and forget his past. At some point he captured by the King’s Justices and faces the inevitable: torture and punishment for his crimes. Death is the ultimate reward for his life through tortuous paths.
The narrative contains graphic descriptions of torture, among other things, which are perfectly fitting for the time, mood and character of the story. Reading Talid’s tale, I was transported to that world as each line of the book was engaging, moody and kept me interested.
Definitely recommended for those who like Dark and Epic stories.
Not recommended for the faint-at-heart or moralists.