A former Actor. Hollywood artist and long time fan of fantasy and horror, Anton Brzezinski is best known for his retro Science fiction covers and horror short stories. He has written and published several books, and currently is devoting all his time to a series of Epic Fantasy novels.
How do you develop characters and a story?
I was extremely influenced by Japanese films and even anime. I was very impressed that their heroes and heroines think, hesitate, doubt, and have emotions. I love the USA, but while our cartoons are about animals hitting other animals with hammers, Japanese cartoons, even those for children are about feelings and honor. Sometimes a shot is just about how breathtaking the sunlight reflecting off a drop of dew is, or the way the light at sunset changes colors. And then come the swords and the monsters and it's hard core violence. I'm trying to create an epic fantasy with this kind of brutality tempered by beauty and sensitivity.
What have you wanted to do besides write?
Since I was a little boy I loved Swashbuckler movies. I watched all the old movies with Errol Flynn as a pirate or Robin Hood, and read the books they were based on like Captain from Castille by Raphael Sabatini. I wanted to be in the new films like The Three Musketeers and the Conan series, I grew up near Hollywood, so when I turned twenty I moved there, got an agent and tried to be an actor.
Sword and Sorcery books set on the unique world of Sarnhia, near the city of Archanea. Created by noted science fiction artist Anton Brzezinski, It is a world where heros still fight with swords and magic threatens to upset kingdoms, dragons exist and monsters live on the Traug's mountain. As you read more of these books you'll discover more secrets about this remarkable world.
Ben Groferer reviewed "I got swept up in the whole Archanean world and I'm hooked". The first half of The Sword and the Raven, 265 pages. by Sci Fi artist Anton Brzezinski. It's about the planet Sarnhia and adventures in and around the Iron-walled city Archanea. Set in a sword and sorcery world with monsters where battles are fought with steel swords,
Original stories based on the Epic Adventure series "The Archanean Dairy" by noted Science Fiction artist Anton Brzezinski. Sensitive heroes and kick ass heroines fight their way with sword and magic across a richly detailed world. These stories take place before the first novel in the Archanean Diary Trilogy, and provide a back story to several important characters in The Sword and the Raven.