Today I’m excited to welcome one of my favorite people to the blog – the wonderful and amazing Jeramy Goble! I’m joining in the blitz for his epic fantasy novel, Eulogy for the Dawn, book one of the Wrathlore series, and to celebrate this beautiful book of his, I dig deep and ask all the tough questions. I was first introduced to Jeramy’s writing with his Greco-Roman-inspired epic fantasy tale Briz and Bayla: The Bronze Age Bounty Hunters, and really enjoyed spending time in the world he created. The premise of Eulogy for the Dawn sounds fantastic, and I hope to read this one shortly, as well!
Jeramy was kind enough to stop by to chat about how this book of his has come to fruition, the research involved, what lies ahead, and more. So, keep scrolling to learn more about the book and author, read the awesome interview, and enter to win yourself a copy of Eulogy for the Dawn!
Domaren constructs peace using his tools of war. He is a silencer of rebellions and a butcher of tyrants. To some, he is a champion defender. To others, he is a merciless eradicator. Together with his fellow Godknights, Domaren wields might and magic to carry out the will of the creators.
But the creators have suddenly gone silent.
As the last living Godknight present during the ancient rebellion known as Wrathlore, Domaren must rise above suspicions of deceit, faltering powers, and a world erupting in chaos if he hopes to learn the fate of the missing creators.
Meet The Author
Jeramy Goble is an epic fantasy and science-fiction author, originally from Morganton, North Carolina. While traveling with his sister, mother, and military father, Jeramy accumulated passions for the wonders of world faiths, and the excitement of science and technology. In addition to being an author, Jeramy is an IT professional, composer and avid gamer. After studying music, Jeramy received his bachelor’s degree in 2004. He and his wife, Julia, were married in 2010.
Thanks so much for stopping by for a chat, Jeramy. Since we already have your official bio, care to tell us about yourself in ten words or less?
Chronically curious about people, places, history, and the future!
Give us an idea of how Eulogy for the Dawn came to fruition.
After writing a space opera, a stand-alone dark fantasy and beginning an action-adventure series, I developed an itch for an epic fantasy. The premise came to me fairly quickly: What would happen when a quasi-immortal knight of the gods could no longer make contact with the gods? And then I had to write it, or at least start writing it. An epic fantasy mystery!
Can you share with us something about Eulogy for the Dawn that isn’t in the blurb?
Absolutely! I love me a good trope, and one you don’t see too incredibly often is a hero or group of heroes that grow weaker as the story progresses. There’s quite a bit of that dynamic in EftD!
Was there any specific research you’ve done or inspiration you’ve pulled from for this story of yours?
Big time! While the Wrathlore series isn’t specifically rooted in Norse mythology, there is quite a bit of Norse/Nordic/Scandinavian flavor and influence. I brushed up on my Scandinavian history, read, researched, and even started studying the Norwegian language. Jeg elsker snakker norsk! The series has/will have plenty of themes and vibes from Norse mythology, Scandinavian folklore, and culture. And while Norwegian is one of the descendants of Old Norse, some of the languages I created (with help from the amazing Vulgarlang.com application), have Norwegian roots.
What do you hope your readers take away from Eulogy for the Dawn?
Hmm… Possibly, how far (or not) someone will go towards absolute loyalty.
What comes first, the plot or the characters?
Ooohhh. I would say while it depends on the goal of a given story, Eulogy for the Dawn is character-driven. There are quite a few characters in the book and in addition to needing to have a lot of layers and complexity to set them apart technically, I also wanted the reading experience to be influenced by their individuality. So yeah, for this series, characters!
Do you have a favorite character you’ve written? If so, who? What about them sets them apart from all the others?
In this book, I think my favorite without a doubt, is Crizichial. He’s a former demon, with ages of iniquity under his belt. But, the creators forgave him and a segment of additional demons and named them the Redeemed. The duplicity of their past evil and new ways is a fun dichotomy to write around.
What do you think makes a good story?
We’ve all had countless conversations, I’m sure, about prose, language, technique, etc., but honestly, I think a good story is simply something that allows someone to effectively escape from the burden of reality. Whether it’s fantasy, horror, or romance, if someone is able to immerse themselves into a different world, then, I think the story was a success.
If you could go back and change how you approached writing your debut novel, what’s the one thing you’d do differently?
Hmm, great question. I’m still in love with my first book’s premise, and the characters, but if anything, I’d say I’d try to have more folks beta read and proofread it. I’m a huge believer in having feedback. A writer can take in a huge amount of feedback and implement or reject it, but I don’t think it’s possible to have too many perspectives, especially when trying to create something to be enjoyed by others.
Writing can be a stressful pursuit. Do you have any tips for aspiring authors?
Some people will immediately bust out their list of rules. Get up and work out for 10 minutes before writing every day. Write before you go to bed. Write with a cup of coffee and only when the moon is in the second house of Jupiter. Write every day! Write every other day! I don’t dictate rules at people. I’d suggest anyone do what they want to do that helps keep it fun, and helps you get the words down… however many they are, and however frequently you write them.
Ok, let’s see what kind of person you truly are.
Coffee or Tea?
Winter or Summer?
Physical books or Ebooks?
Oh dannnggg… If space were never a consideration, physical books!
Mountains or Oceans?
Beer or Wine?
Books or Movies?
Gah! Mooks! Bovies?
Cowboys or Aliens?
Pie or Cake?
Rural or Urban?
Work hard or Play hard?
Thank you again for taking the time have a chat, Jeramy. Tell us what lies ahead for you!
Thank YOU, Justine! Future writing goodness is definitely consumed by the follow-ups to Eulogy for the Dawn, Wrathlore #2, and #3!
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