Wooly mammoths. I know, they are archaic and old and nobody really talks about them, am I right? Well, today, I want to talk about them. Why, you ask? Because, they are a huge part of my newest book, Land of Strength and Sorrow, so I want to show you why I picked these massive, extinct creatures as a mount for my warriors.
What are woolly mammoths? They are huge, hairy like elephant creatures with super long tusks, even longer than their snouts. They are prehistoric, and haven’t been around for a long, long, long, long time. Because they haven’t been around, I found them perfect for my warriors to ride into battle. I wanted a huge, massive creature that would be able to tear a tree down just by stepping into it. Most of that last thought came from my husband, who was a huge part of my inspiration for this book.
Honestly, I’ve always been fascinated by woolly mammoths. I mean, why did they have hair and elephants don’t? Why were their tusks so large? And how were they so massive? I don’t have the answers at all, honestly. But, because I didn’t know much about them, they were a perfect pick to write about in my fantasy book. I could use my imagination and make them into what I wanted them to be, and it was so much fun to do!
Thanks for tuning in about woolly mammoths today. If you want to read all about them, you can pick up Land of Strength and Sorrow in my new book today.
Land of Strength and Sorrow is coming to paperback and hardcover soon! Here are the new covers! Stay tuned for more details!