…Why did it have to be snakes?
Ahem. There are several critters of a semi-reptilian persuasion in Seeds of Blood. Snakes among them. I’ve finally roughed a bit of description on one specific critter charging into the fray. Which was tricky, because it’s from a bit of lesser-known folklore, meaning there just aren’t that many English-language descriptions of it out there to draw off of and create a unique description in the book.
That said, I have seen this particular monster written into a fantasy story once before, a long time ago. Hopefully my take on it is a bit different.
Fight scene: Argh. I’m not sure exactly why; maybe it’s just every time I tackle it, there are way too many factions to keep track of. Maybe it’s being this close and not yet finished. Or maybe just accumulated exhaustion.
But I did get a little farther, and I’m going to aim for a little more tonight. Even if it takes a whole bunch of power metal AMVs to do it!
And yes, specifically power metal. Two reasons. First, reasonably easy to find songs relating to either fantasy or battle scenes, or both. Second – I happen to really like clear vocals when I’m listening to music. Inflict vibrato on me and I’m inclined to hunt something down with the Death of a Thousand Paper Cuts and a gallon jug of vinegar.