I am still promoting the heck out of my just-published novel. Don't worry, though. This blog will back to the normal variety and silliness soon.
Today's promo tidbit is a list of named characters who appear in The Iron Dragon's Daughter.
the Anonymous Everyhaint
Barquentine of House Pleiades
Bessie Long Gone
Caitlin of House Sans Merci
Dahut merc’h Gradlon
the Dark Lady
the Dowager San Merci
Echloë, Syrinx of House Syrinx
Elektra, daughter of Olympia, daughter of Hephaesta, of the line of Hekate
Enna of the Bright Eyes, Blind Enna
Wing Commander Firedrake
Lady Jane Iron
Will le Fey
Fata Narcisse of House Syrinx
Olympia, daughter of Hephaesta, of the line of Hekate
Quicksilver of House Lunaire
Rabbit of House Oneiros
Lord Sans Merci
Zmeya-Gorynchna, of the line of Zmeya-Goryschena, of the line of Gorgon
I've tried to play fair with this, but inevitably some characters will appear under more than one name, one or two are only referred to (only the most important, though, I've weeded the list of a lot of off-stage names), and I may have shorted one or two characters who are referred to only by their titles. This should give you an idea of the cast of characters, though.
This was culled from a much longer list of proper names and odd words which I assembled for the proofreader. I'm considering combining that list with the lists for the other two Dragon novels and posting the results here.
The caption on the left-hand page reads Not this novel but the next. Which means I hadn't discovered the bridges yet. There are bridges in the novel and they matter.
The lower right hand image on the photo above comes from the New York Times, of all places, and shows dancers at the Folies Bergère, of all places. Or it might be the Moulin Rouge. It hardly matters which. All that matters is the Dance of Life and the Goddess, unnoticed, behind and beneath it all.
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