Is there anything more satisfying than writing fantasy when you feel like breaking all the rules? Daniel Greenbrook didn't find any better solution when he started writing, a good ten years ago.
Since then, he has used many fictional settings to tell stories about issues both old and new, weaving tales that strip away some of reality’s complexity and, sometimes, are simply an excuse to talk about the human condition. These undertones complement the grandeur of these unseen universes, making them mysterious and alive with life of their own.
The Deathweaver Series, one of his most recent projects, is one such story. There is no better place to start than The Day You Were Born for a free and bite-sized glimpse of what’s to come in the series.
Dramon is one of the Hybrids, half-elves who live in the northern forests and struggle to survive. A year ago, he was sent to save an elven settlement from a human incursion, but he arrived too late. All he could do was watch over one of the survivors, an elven woman who carries a child that is the spawn of violence and hatred. All seems to be going well, but then things take a turn for the worse.