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.
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
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
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
Mikanna – Me-con-nah
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
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.