People, creatures and places of Blood & Soul

A lot of readers have asked about the pronunciation of names in my book. Because the book is other-worldly I chose to make up names. 99% of fantasy fiction writers do this as well. I worked to make them easy to say. Below is a guide to pronouncing the words. Not a fancy dictionary type guide, but some helpful suggestions on how to sound them out and a micro bio.


Map of Agontica (Uh-gaunt-eeka). The Blood & Soul world.

Athorigan – Uh-thor-egun
*King of the Midvast
Ledarrin – Led-Arron
*The king’s bastard son.
Nikea – Like “Nike” just add “uh”
*Ledarrin’s wife. Chief Soggs daughter
Oniver – On-ee-ver
*Nikea’s child
Maylee – May-lee
*Temple girl in love with Ledarrin
Mathagel – Math-a-gull
*The king’s son. Inline to assume the throne.
Treeka – Tree-kuh
*Spurned concubine of Mathagel
Norik – Nor-rick
*Legendary assassin.
Luker – Luke-er
*Legendary warrior longing for battle while being a bouncer
Drannic – Dran-ick (Like Panic)
*Son of Chief Sogg
Quuma – Cue-muh
*Lord of the Underworld
Urbak – Er-Bach (Bach as in the composer)
*Mysterious beginnings, hates King Athorigan.
Nybius – Nib-ee-us
*Urbaks minion
Mikanna – Me-con-nah
*Alyndrean Priestess
Jedin – Jed-in
*Traxle’s former apprentice now living on the streets of Roxin
Reveena – Ravine-ah (Ravine as in a narrow gorge/canyon)
*Alyndrean Kedona (religious prostitute similar to a Geisha), Concubine of Divisius (emperor’s brother)
Leyoi – Lee-boy or rhymes with Nimoy as in Leonard Nimoy.
*Reveena’s friend and companion
Aritere – Like “era-tear”
*Former general, now pacifist priest
Rushna – Rush-nuh
*Woman who raised Ledarrin in the palace
Pennigan – Pen-again
*Legendary battle general
Dornin – Dorn-in
*One of Urbak’s minions, lusts for Maylee
Sogg – S-hog (Like soggy without the “y”)
*Chief of the Wolf Clan, resides in the Grilla Tuum


Oggrin – Ah-grin
*Large humanoid creatures, intelligent
Erge – like urge.
*Bigfoot sized creature, but scaly skin, talons, horned …birthed from the Underworld by child sacrifice.
Lurkadon – Lurk-uh-don
*Mammoth-like creature


Roxin – Rocks-in
*Capitol City of the Midvast
Alandapar – Ah-landah-par
*City state friendly to the Midvast but under the rule of the northern emperor
Trothia – like “Roth” with a “T” in front.
*Maylee’s hometown


Allen G. Bagby is an American author of fantasy fiction and an experienced blogger. His favorite and influential authors are David Gemmell, J. R. R. Tolkien, Bernard Cornwell, Terry Goodkind and C. S. Lewis. He is also influenced by movies such as Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Gladiator and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Blood & Soul is the first book in the Creed of Kings Saga. It can be read alone. He independently published Blood & Soul in mid-2014. It hit #1 a couple of times and stayed five and a half months on Amazon's Top 100 in various related genres. He's currently writing the next book in the Creed of Kings Saga, the working title is Out of Oblivion. Website: Twitter: @aspeakinghuman Facebook Page: Goodreads Author Page:

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