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Episode 30 Show Notes

Release Date: 17th of April 2019


Week three in the Worldbuilding Course

Realm of Beasts review

New competition announced


Garry Watts

Congratulations Garry!!

Which book do you think will he choose?

Dragons, Portals, Space or Steampunk



Things to think about in the middle layer of the world cake, This is where we start to narrow the world down.

I picked one question from the many in each section that was my favourite, here is the list for you to think about.

Physical Setting

Physical setting - What smells and sounds would a stranger to the area notice?

Population language and culture

Population – Do people in the area generally trust eachother?

Languages and gestures - Is there a local vernacular?

Culture and customs - Is there anything historical that’s happened in this community that sets it apart from other communities?

Families and Education

Families - What does the average family unit look like in these local communities?

Education - Is education seen as important?

Work, Housing and Health

Work and economy - Is the main industry dangerous?

Housing - Are there place people avoid going to?

Health - Are there a lot of natural healers?

Food, Celebration, Arts and Sport

Food - Are there any customs around food?

Celebrations - What do people wear on special occasions?

Arts, Sports and Popular culture - Who do children Aspire to be?

Transport, law and order and governance

Transport - Is it a status symbol to have your own transport? Is it hard to get…

Law and Order - Do they fit in the community or do they hold themselves separate?

Governance - Are they important int the community?

Conflict and Religion

Conflict - Is there a lot of conflict or is it mostly peaceful?

Religion - Is religion accessible to the whole population?

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Realm of Beasts by Angels J Ford

Angela gets straight into the action with this story, the world that had been created for this story is incredibly detailed and intense. Each character has been well thought out and developed so that they naturally intersected. It didn’t feel forced, they were just doing their thing. One of the main characters Citrine has the ability to talk to beasts and has jolly chats with vines as they grow in their own time. You can’t help but think, how cool would that be?

Tor Lir, another main character is sort of lost and not sure where he should go or if he is meant to be doing anything in particular but he remembers enough to get by. Citrine was told that she was to be his guide. There was not a strong bond between the two and their relationship is so flawed that it stirred my emotions while listening. It is frustratingly realistic and I loved that! There were parts of the story that I was a little confused with but I will give it another listen and I think the next book will be just as good.

It was only a short audio book but the quality of the productions was exceptional. I give the book 4 stakes.

Episode 30 + 31 Competition

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Competition Ends on the 1st of May 2019

The Finding Elara Podcast is teaming up with Angela J Ford for a givaway! 

By entering the keyword entered in the show you have a change to win a copy of...

Realm of Beast by Angela J Ford

A feisty enchantress. A mysterious wizard. A sarcastic dragon. From the international best selling author of The Four Worlds comes a tale of mischief and mayhem. 


Angela J. Ford is an award-winning blogger and author of the International Best Selling epic fantasy series: The Four Worlds. She enjoys traveling, hiking and can often be found with her nose in a book. 

Aside from writing she enjoys the challenge of working with marketing technology and builds websites for authors. She is currently working on her next epic fantasy series: Legend of the Nameless One. 

If you happen to be in Nashville, you'll most likely find her at a local coffee shop, enjoying a white chocolate mocha and furiously working on her next book.



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