Ian Gregoire

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January 31, 1977





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The reclusive Ian Gregoire is a taciturn introvert residing somewhere in London, where he was born and raised. Of all life’s diversions, reading and writing are the only ones he ever deemed worthwhile enough to be passionate about. This eventually led to his belated decision to pursue his true calling in life as a fantasy and science fiction author. His debut novel, The Exercise Of Vital Powers, is just the first of many books he intends to inflict upon an unsuspecting world.

On the occasions he steps out of his reading and writing comfort zone, Ian has a fondness for computing, melancholy music, retro gaming, and Asian Cinema. Ian also loves peace and quiet, something that is in frustratingly short supply in his life.

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Ian Gregoire Hi Thomas. I plan for Legends of The Order to be a five book series.
Ian Gregoire To answer the first part of the question as simply as I can, the way I went about devising names for the various different magical abilities etc. was…moreTo answer the first part of the question as simply as I can, the way I went about devising names for the various different magical abilities etc. was to use Google Translate. I had a general idea of the English meanings of the terms I wanted to create so I would input those terms and check how they translated into half a dozen different languages and listened to how they are pronounced. After that I started messing around with those words, creating portmanteaus to see what new words I could come up with. Once I came up with combinations that looked and sounded good, it was just a matter of finalising a new word based on those combinations and altering the spelling of the finished words, enough to conceal all trace that the made up word was derived by combining real words from other languages.

To answer the second part of the question, the principal reason why I think Kayden's story was worth telling is because it confronts a complacent assumption that many of us have about abusing power. I suspect most of us believe that if we were given power over other people we would never abuse that power. Yet it would be so easy to allow self-interest to cause us to do just that and come up with justification for doing it, while denying that any abuse of power has occurred.(less)
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King Maker (The Knights Of Breton Court, Book 1) Maurice Broaddus Genre: Urban FantasyPublisher: Angry RobotFormat: Paperback, 416 PagesDate: 4th March 2010 ISBN-10: 0007343310ISBN-13: 978-0007343317 ? Recent years have brought about a growing trend which has seen the publication of numerous re-tellings/re-imaginings of classic works of fict... Read more of this blog post »
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“It is a sad truth that those who crave and seek power, invariably abuse that power once they obtain it.”
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