I’ve always been one to keep a few secrets up my sleeves, but I’d love to share a few of them with you! Here are a few well-kept secrets about Allegiance: Dragonics & Runics Part II:
- Many of Callon McKafrey’s mannerisms and quirks were inspired by actor Nathan Fillion of Firefly and Castle fame.
- Almost every character name has a hidden meaning that is usually in Old English, Old French, Norse, or Latin vernacular. For example, Vylain is taken from Old French’s villain – not the bad guy type, but where the meaning of the word meant “base or low-born rustic.”
- To keep the Dragon names and abilities straight, A. Wrighton keeps a logbook of them that is always present when she is writing.
- Bleskis are based on the Danish spherical pancake called an æbleskiver, which A. Wrighton was first introduced to in Solvang, California on a fourth grade field trip. To this day, they’re one of her favorite treats and she is a proud owner of an æbleskiver pan and recipe book.
- To get into the mentality of Mouse on her return home, A. Wrighton had Imagine Dragon’s song “Radioactive” playing on a loop while she was writing.
- Callon McKafrey’s last name is a tribute to one of the greatest Dragon-based literature writer – Anne McCaffrey.
- A. Wrighton has a love-hate affair with writing Kalyna’s character as sometimes her character traits annoy A.W. immensely.
- If A. Wrighton were able to cast actors to portray the movie version of Allegiance, she would insist upon Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter as Lord and Lady Tryn.
- Neeva Grayn’s appearance is based on an old childhood friend of A.W.’s who was one of the first people to introduce her to fantasy books.
- Pettzia, the Soleran board game, is a hodgepodge of Stern-Halma (Chinese Checkers) and Chess. But, don’t let A.W. hear you mention regular checkers in part of the mix – she can’t stand that board game!
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Genre - Fantasy
Rating – PG-13