One of the things I’ve always loved about fantasy books is the monsters! To me, beyond the beautiful elves and the magic and the setting, my catnip is the ability to create, essentially, a Monster Manual for the world. A few weeks ago, you guys helped create some of these monsters for the gay epic fantasy romance, The Elven King’s Blade, and Mathia Arkoniel is now painting them for us!
Mathia picked two of your creations, but decided to paint first one of the established monsters … the STORM MAIDEN!
Storm Maidens appear at first like lovely young girls dressed all in white during violent storms, but if you happen to look at them when the lightning strikes you can see the skull beneath the skin and realize that they are monsters. It is unclear whether they bring storms or just appear during existing ones and cause the storms to build into monstrous proportions.
Imagine being stalked by one of these in the dark woods with a blinding storm all around you? One touch from their fingers and electricity streaks through you, killing you.
So tell me what you think of this beauty here and expect more of the monsters, including yours, coming up!