Fantasy novel title..HELP!

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  1. lonewriter

    lonewriter Writer

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    I can't decide on a title for my novel. I have come up with a few but I can't decide. Maybe you can help or come up with something better.
    The Last Ancient
    The Forgotten Key
    Path of Ancients
    Prophesy Child
    Crystal of Fire
     
  2. Chloe

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    Would be easier if we knew a bit about the story. Is it posted somewhere??
     
  3. lonewriter

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    No, I'm writing a novel to sell, I won't be posting it. I will tell you the premise.

    Before the races of Elves and men, there lived the Ancients. Their true name was lost through the ages but their legend still lives. A prophecy written long ago states,
    Only a foundling child of ancient blood born under the red moon on the winter solstice can save the world from its darkest hour.
     
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    I think I like "The Last Ancient" best then... But then again if there is going to be a Crystal of Fire in the story that would be good for the first books title (if its going to be a series?). Anyway what ever it ends up being called it sounds really good. I'll buy your book!
    Maybe as you write more, a name will present itself to you?? How far along are you?
    Good luck!
     
  5. FrankMoricz

    FrankMoricz Author

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    I guess a few non-spoiler questions would help. For instance,

    Do you have plans on creating a sequel or series? or is it standalone?
    Any unique artifacts/items/etc that are central to the storyline?
     
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    When do reader meet the child, as an newborn, child, adult? How does child prove his/her bloodline given that only legends now speak of the Ancients? What event is the trigger of child's power becoming evident? Any of these could narrow search or generate relevant names.

    If it's a new born infant title could be something oblique like "Red Moon Rising" but then it'd have to be coupled with some other sign as there's probable quite a few children born at that time of year....
     
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    Based on the extremely limited information given, I'm leaning toward "Path of Ancients."
     
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    Necromancer Ranger of Ithilien

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    We need more of a blurb mate.
     
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    I find it easier if i understand it just a little bit more, um, can i have a breif summary? that might help people to help you decide. But without knowing it i think that Path of Ancients is one of teh best ones. But that's just me.
     
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    Maybe the "The Last Prophecy of the Ancients" or maybe "Child of the Red Moon". You could also try "Voices of the Ancients".
     
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    I quite like Path of Ancients, or i think Path of the Ancients would be better.
    Up to you! None of them are bad.
     
  12. Eternal Dragon

    Eternal Dragon Meus animus exuro vobis

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    Ancient(s) (Simple is always good)
    Forgotten Age
     
  13. Miss_Fletcher

    Miss_Fletcher Author of The Demon Girl

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    The Last Ancient - makes me think of The Last Airbender
    The Forgotten Key - makes me think of The Skeleton Key
    Prophesy Child - makes me think of The Golden Child
    Path of Ancients - not so memorable to me, I think once my eyes had flicked onto the next cover the tittle would fly out of my head.

    Crystal of Fire - I like this. It's fresh and memorable.
     
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    RED

    REDMOON

    ANCIENTS

    Forgot

    Before Elves

    Ancient Blood

    any of these ?
     
  15. M. R. Mathias

    M. R. Mathias Master Wizard

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    Child of the Red Moon as someone else said.

    With out any more info my mind wont even try to form an opinion.