The World of Gai
Gai is the setting for my book,
Warrior's Legacy, and possibly some other
stories (as yet unwritten) also. It falls under
the general category of worlds where both magic
and technology work; similar settings are found
in the Final Fantasy series of video games, the
Rifts roleplaying game, and some of L. E.
Modesitt's work (particulary his Recluse Saga
and Corean Chronicles).
When I originally wrote Warrior's Legacy, it
was the first book-length project that I had
made any significant progress on (let alone
actually completed) in years. Overall, I don't
think it came out too badly - not for my first
book since I was sixteen - but it's very
long, and I think it tries to go in too many
directions. As a result, the pacing feels
somewhat off to me: the narrative wanders
in the middle, and the end feels a bit rushed.
So, I'm rewriting it from the ground up.
Having written it once, I now have a very clear
view of the world and the characters - and a
much better idea of what I want to do with the
story. There are also some things I want to
change, or to leave out entirely. In preparation
for the rewrite, I've put together a series of
articles that cover various aspects of the
setting. This is partly to firm things up, and
partly to give myself something to refer back to
when I (inevitably) get confused or need ideas.
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