Sundering the Gods: Inspirations Part 2

“Snores are Life” is one of my favorite chapter titles in Trail of Pyres, but where did it come from?

I grew up in an old Victorian era farm house, one of those places with a back servant’s stair and a dirt floor basement. Crawlspaces and strange little doors in the basement were the home to trolls or other critters… I never saw one, but life was more interesting with trolls in the basement.

So, my bedroom as a little kid was across the living room from my parents’ bedroom. When I woke up in the middle of the night, concerned that perhaps the trolls were wandering up from the basement, or crazed killers might’ve invaded the house… or worse… clowns, there was one thing to assure me that everyone in the house wasn’t already dead:


Yes, both my parents sawed a log pretty much every night. If I heard them in the other room, all was well!

Now you know.

Background Art by Jon Gibbons

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