The Wordicle’s Author’s Leak presents
Bartholomew Lander and his book “All Bleeds Through: Ten Stories of Hemomancy and the World it Shaped.”
See what the author has to say about his book based in an alternate universe shaped by hemomancers.
From the author, Bartholomew Lander:
“Sometimes I feel like there’s something wrong with me, because I only seem capable of writing about bizarre and ill-advised ideas. My first trilogy, for example, grew from the completely random question “What if the doctor said you were genetically a spider?” Similarly, my latest series was born from wondering what the coolest but most useless power would be. My conclusion: blood magic—meaning literally that you can control peoples’ blood.
That’s it. That’s the power.
Before I knew it, that dumb idea had grown into Into Vermilion, a dark alternate universe urban fantasy series about the hemomancers and their precipitous decline from greatness in medieval Europe to the edge of extinction in the 21st century. It’s a story about an entire peoples’ fall from grace and their struggle to survive in a world that literally runs off the blood of their dead.
This is a world where having magic is undesirable, faith and fear rule society, and hatred itself grows stronger with each passing year. It’s basically vampires without vampires, spiced with some real-world occultism and a Photoshop fill-tool’s worth of gray morality.
As you can imagine, the world of Into Vermilion is bleak and cynical, because…well, let’s be honest here: humans are and have always been terrible to one another, and 2020 hasn’t helped. In writing this series, I wanted to criticize the cruelty and tribalism of human nature and modern society, and hopefully inspire people to be better and kinder to each other.”
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