Living in an alternate world
Every once in a while I think about how wonderful it would be to live in the world that I have created for the characters in my book. I would be able to see amazing cities, vast forests, impenetrable mountain ranges and fascinating people. Magic exists as do dragons and other fallacies such as honor and nobility. *grin*
Life is dangerous and everything is adventure wherever you turn in fantasy worlds. Everyone has the opportunity to be a hero or a wicked villain. People who read books tend to imagine themselves as the characters in the book, or perhaps they think of themselves as someone traveling with the characters. The more I think about it, the more I get excited and want to find a way to live in the world of Ryallon.
The world of Ryallon
Ryallon is the setting for my fantasy novels. It's twice the size of Earth and has vast areas of ancient runes and wilderness to explore. I've written four books in the setting and have many more plotted out.
The books occur on a large continent with many populated cities and probably a hundred million people or more. Because of the size of the world, I can add large mystical creatures and vast wilderness as well. The Caaldith Mountains and the Willden Forest are two of the largest unexplored areas as are the Palthoon Deserts. "The Willden Trilogy" takes place largely in the Willden forest and surrounding areas.
Dragons exist as do fairies, dryads, druids, emo bunnies and other creatures of magic. There are knights, wizards, rogues and priests in addition to merchants, innkeepers and other standard fantasy supporting characters.
There is also a race called Rojuun. Originally, I was going to add elves, dwarves and other standard D&D type creatures, but I wanted to step away from that and realized that most of my favorite fantasy books were predominantly human based. The Rojuun came about when I was coming up with a plot for my first book. I did my best to make them different from any traditional fantasy races.