Hey fantasy avengers! I hope y'll have been following along with the tour! I've loved meeting and greeting the following lovely bloggers and I hope you'll take a moment of your time to see what we shared and talked about below:
1. L.A. Sartor at An Indie Adventure featured my guest post on the meaning behind the words. Check out more at her site:CLICK ME
While we still have a few fun nonsense “Hollow” words, there are equally the amount of actual old and middle English thrown amix. I wanted to give you a better sense of realism this time and given the magical setting and history of the Borderlands, I pulled from true history. For your (and my) enjoyment, here are a list of phrases you’ll see in Silver Hollow 2018 with their meaning below:
Beek- to bask in the sun or a warm fire
Bilge Scum- comparing one to the filthy underbelly of a ship
Bellibone- A lovely maiden, pretty lass.
Carked- Fretfully anxious.
2. Laura (founder of Prism Book Tours!) from Colorimentry: A Study of Literary Color, featured Amie Wentworth's survival tips below:
Amie’s Silver Hollow Survivor Tips
It is a truth universally acknowledged that an American traveling to England is destined to walk around with stars in her eyes. Americans are suckers for the old country, British accents and actors. My father so-happened to be one of these Brit’s and afternoon teas were bread and butter to me. At least, until I was stabbed, kidnapped and entered another dimension known as the Borderlands. You can enter Silver Hollow, my dad’s ye hometown, via the English countryside. Or in my case, jump off a train and have a wizard lead you through with magic. I’ve learned a thing or two since my return to Silver Hollow. Before you visit, you absolutely must abide by the following rules:
- 1. Listen to your guide: I don’t recommend waltzing in without one. Even if your guide borders on rudeness.
For Silver Hollow, I wanted to give my characters a little extra meaning and give some hints as to their true nature. After all, you’ll soon discover that everything in Silver Hollow is only the surface above hidden layers.
(Due to the location of Silver Hollow in the Borderlands, most of the names below are taken from Scotch-Irish/Celtic origin, while a few below are old Germanic)
Emrys- Welsh form of Ambrose, who was a Romano-British military leader they later based the character of Merlin from.
Morcant- Morcant is my nod to a modernized Morgan le Fay. Her updated name is derived from Old Welsh, a form of “Morgan.”Elisedd- Celtic for “kind.” (Her last name, Underhill, was my direct nod to Tolkien)Slaine- Scottish in origin, typically a feminine name meaning “good health.”