Tuesday, April 19, 2011

NOVELS: Runes of Magic - Asiya: The Secrets of Shakira, Part I

i am often asked where i draw my inspiration from. Well, from everything in the world around me. For example, when I saw this video, it inspired me to write a very special sequence in the RUNES OF MAGIC - ASIYA-novel (no, she ain't playing soccer;-))

I often have dancers in my stories as I like dancing, feeling body movements, be it in fighting, sports and passion.

Shakira provides an intense impression here and I considered it quite suitable for a special situation Asiya has been experiencing... well, read for yourself...

Monday, April 18, 2011

NOVELS: The Scores for Writing RUNES OF MAGIC

I love writing to music. Music has always been an inspiration and thus I like the emotional aspects I can draw from it.

RUNES OF MAGIC - SHAREENA and RUNES OF MAGIC - ASIYA have been written while listening very intensely to these soundtracks.

Of course there where other scores as well, ranging from Les Miserabl├ęs to John Williams Lost World and more. I'll tell more soon.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

NOVELS: Runes of Magic - Asiya has been released!

It is a strange thing... now that my latest novel has been released and I got a number of copies to sign, it all becomes real now.

Michael T. Bhatty signs RUNES OF MAGIC - ASIYA

Using 'Sting' from Lord of the Rings to unwrap the copies...

Of course I am proud to have completed another project, but also I am very tense as I hope this will appeal to my readers. For now I have to wait...

And if you want to get your copy, here's a place to go...

Monday, April 11, 2011

NOVELS: Runes of Magic - Asiya: In the Beginning...

Tomorrow my fourth novel - and the sequel to RUNES OF MAGIC - SHAREENA, will be shipped. I am proud to announce RUNES OF MAGIC - ASIYA!

But where did it all start? Well, in the first novel, where the magician Samuel ressurects the slain priestess at a sacred circle of ancient stones and conquers her love eventually.

The circle of ressurection from Book 1

I love creating crosslinks and thus I've added bits of information in the first novel already. so, when I started developing the ideas for RoM-book 2, I started in Ravelfell, the place where Asiya was brought back to life... just to reappear... differently.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

NOVELS: Runes of Magic - Asiya: Panini editorial department recommends it

Wow, I am honoured my dear publisher. I found a page in the preview magazine of Panini (the publishing company of my novels) and they put in a badge: "Tipp der Redaktion", which means recommendation or insider tip of the editors. 

Asiya has received the editor's recommendation
Well, thank you very much. I am flattered and honoured (and I like being on the same page as the Star Wars novels;-)).

Friday, April 8, 2011

NOVELS: Runes of Magic - Asiya: choosing the locations for start

In SHAREENA our hero starts in the pioneer village, while in RUNES OF MAGIC: ASIYA we'll begin our tale in Harf, a trading outpost in the cold and snowridden highlands of Ystra.

Starting Point in RUNES OF MAGIC: SHAREENA (2010)

Startig point in RUNES OF MAGIC: ASIYA (2011)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

NOVELS: Runes of Magic - Asiya: The Naga

As you may know from the novel announcement at Amazon, Asiya will be abducted. But how did I work on this?

Well, usually, when writing for a game I start with playing it and going on a 'foto-safari', meaning, making lots of screenshots, looking for inspiration... But not only for inspiration. I want my readers to experience places and people they know from the game as well.

Runes of Magic: Ingame-tour, 2010

Here is one of those shots...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

NOVELS: Runes of Magic - Asiya: The extract recording

In about two weeks the German version of RUNES OF MAGIC - ASIYA shall be released. So I am currently recording an audio extract...

Michael T Bhatty's RUNES OF MAGIC - ASIYA: Recording the audio extract I
It will be one of the the first chapters of the novel, introducing Shareena, Samuel and Asiya in one of my favorite settings. What it is? Well, it's a secret for now, but soon I'll tell you more about it;-)

It is fun to experiment with this form of media. I hope one day soon I can do this in English as well;-)