Welcome to the Forge
Greetings folks. I’m Stuart McEwan, bearer of the mighty beard and purveyor of fantasy as well as the creator, writer and editor of Forged From Reverie.
Born in 1986 in the Midlands of England, I am, have been and always will be a lover of rich lore, fascinating stories and colourful characters. Whether in book, film, television or gaming form, the tales told over numerous mediums of entertainment have inspired a consumer of fantasy and a writer of fiction. I have spent a vast sum of my time contemplating the craft of epic worlds and how best to bring them and the characters within them to life to fulfill my creative designs.
Here in this digital tome you have happened upon, I will bring to you several of my stories and a plethora of lore from the world of Ayl’gard. It is a realm of fantasy fiction that I have been steadily working on since I wrote my first character all the way back in 2012 and through my work that you will be able to read here, I hope to be able to show you some of the fragments that were forged from my reverie, hence the title of the site.
I will also be writing about my love of fantasy from other sources, particularly from the medium of games entertainment as well as musing or ranting about subjects that have been dwelling on my mind far too long to prevent myself from writing about it. Ah, the joys of the internet and its limitless connective capability.
Some of the imagery contained within this site have been included with the kind permission of Anthony Nicholas who retains full ownership and rights to these images. He maintains a profile on Instagram where you can view his excellent work through his ID Rompa 4k.
So folks, pull up a chair, light a candle or two (you know, for ambience) and please enjoy.