Elysian Chronicles Fun Facts: Why Out of the Shadows: Chapter 45 is called “The Maverick”

Coming up with chapter titles in Out of the Shadows was quite difficult, and I really struggled thinking of a title for Chapter 45.

It’s an important chapter in the Gabriella’s development. She shows her ability to think and perform under pressure, and she also shows a bit of military creativity that mimic’s Davian’s. One might argue that her actions in this chapter saved Elysia.

I wanted to link Gabriella’s riding on Kinole’s back and shooting arrows at the enemy with fighter pilots. After a bit of thought, I named the chapter “The Maverick” for two reasons. First because Gabriella was totally doing something that had never been done before. Second, because I wanted to see if I could sneak a Top Gun allusion past the editors. It worked!

Fantasy, steampunk, and paranormal novelist M. B. Weston is the author of The Elysian Chronicles, a fantasy series about guardian angel warfare and treason. Weston is also the hose of The Final Cut In Movies radio show that airs on TMV Cafe Monday nights at 8:00 EST. For more information on M. B. Weston, visit www.mbweston.com. To receive notification of M. B. Weston’s book releases click here to subscribe to Dark Oak Press & Media’s e-newsletter.


About M. B. Weston

Award-winning author M. B. Weston is one of the fantasy genre’s new, emerging voices. The Elysian Chronicles, her flagship fantasy series about guardian angel warfare and treason, has been referred to as, “…filling a big part of the void that will be left by the final Harry Potter,” by award-winning author, Vincent O’Neil. Weston’s writing attracts both fantasy and non-fantasy readers, and her audience ranges from upper-elementary students to adults. The Elysian Chronicles is being adapted into a graphic novel, and her newest book, The Sword of the Vanir (working title), is due out in Spring 2013. A gifted orator, Weston has been invited as a guest speaker to numerous writing and science fiction/fantasy panels at conventions across the US, including DragonCon, BabelCon, NecronomiCon, and ImagiCon. She has served on panels with such authors as Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. F. Lewis, Todd McCaffrey, and Jonathan Maberry. Weston has spoken to thousands of students and adults about the craft of writing and has been invited as the keynote speaker at youth camps and at several schools throughout the US.
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2 Responses to Elysian Chronicles Fun Facts: Why Out of the Shadows: Chapter 45 is called “The Maverick”

  1. Jerry says:

    I got the reference Goose…


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