Castle Talk: How to Create Worlds with Cary Lenehan, author of the new fantasy book Gathering of the Strands
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Tonight we’re chatting with Cary Lenehan, author of the new book Gathering of the Strands.

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Gathering the Strands starts to bring together the story of adversaries struggling over the distant and artificial world of Vhast towards what looks to be resolution. The inhabitants of Mousehole, instead of reacting to what is happening around them, begin to strike out and shape their own future as they travel around The Land.
Following on from Intimations of Evil, Engaging Evil, Clearing the Web, and Scouring the Land, the Princess, and her wife the mage, the Cat, the priest, the ghazi, and the growing number of people that they are bringing together, strike out both in lightning raids and in mobilised armies, against their foe. Now they are being reacted to instead of hitting out blindly at unfathomed foes.
Gathering the Strands is the fifth book of a series that sees magic as a scientific experiment as good struggles with evil in a world made by an alien race for their own ends.
Aside from amazing fantasy world building, he mentioned that he has done a lot of work on plants, foods, and the like in his world building efforts. His Patreon is also extensive with material that he passes on that doesn’t get a show in his books

About the Author
Cary J. Lenehan is a former trades assistant, soldier, public servant, cab driver, truck driver, game designer, fishmonger, horticulturalist and university tutor—among other things. His hobbies include collecting and reading books (the non-fiction are Dewey decimalised), Tasmanian native plants (particularly the edible ones), medieval re-creation and gaming. Over the years he has taught people how to use everything from shortswords to rocket launchers. He met his wife at an SF Convention while cosplaying and they have not looked back. He was born in Sydney before marrying and moving to the Snowy Mountains where they started their family. They moved to Tasmania for the warmer winters and are not likely to ever leave it. Looking out of the window beside Cary’s computer is a sweeping view of Mount Wellington/Kunanyi and its range.
Cary has a Patreon page where he wants to expand his world of Vhast in all sorts of directions. You might want to consider helping him: Cary Lenehan’s Patreon Page
Cary’s web site: www.caryjlenehan.com
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