I made a conscious decision in Galligan’s Edge not to talk about chronology. There’s no mention of the year. Sure, there’s details of past events. Many of those events are critical to the story, such as the Daeva Caris’ forthright chattery about the Battle of Ephalus. But generally Edge is a linear novel and very focused on getting to the next thing. There’s no real flashbacks, only discussion of past events.
Obviously, I can’t go through a fantasy series never setting up timelines.
I think it will be useful to have a timeline reference, both for me and anyone reading the Torrodil series. Dates won’t correlate with Earth’s history, but I was inspired by the 16th and 17th century in particular when I first started writing Torrodil. Hence the two warring countries...Read More