With all this talk of dwarves about, I thought it would be fun to introduce Kollinar; the Dwarven companion of Aeslin in The Avalon Chronicles. ^_^
Dwarves in the world of Avalon are not all that much like the stories would have us believe. In fact, most of what we know of the Dwarves - thanks to tomes like that of scribe Will Redding and his Father - has actually been filtered down from ancient Elven…well, let’s call it propaganda, shall we?
For, once there was a mighty race. Proud, wise and strong. But the arrival of humankind caused a rift that would never quite be mended. And while half of this noble race took to the trees where they could watch over the world’s changes from a position of military advantage, the other half stayed close to the ground where they could nurture the new arrivals… not to mention set up profitable trade routes.
And so were born the Elves (the high) and the Dwarves (the low). It’s a pity for the Dwarves that the Elves were the first to think of contacting human scribes. Perhaps, if things had gone differently, the stories of short, dumpy elves with bells on their hats might have got better coverage.
Reblog this post and get the truth about the Dwarves of Avalon out there! ;)
(Book one of the Avalon Chronicles is out now from all good book shops and also on Comixology. Book two will be released later this year. Story by Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir and myself. Script by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir. Art by me, with Nana Li on screentone. ^_^)