I am completely stuck for a title for my latest novella in the Prequels to the Wolves of Vimar. The working title is Aspholessaria, which is the name of the protagonist, but as I don’t thing it’s very memorable, nor easy to spell putting it in a search engine, I don’t think I’ll go with it.
Of course, Aspholessaria isn’t known by that name, especially in the Human lands. (She’s an elf) Humans know her as Asphodel but that name could be misconstrued as a book about the flower, so I’ve rejected that.
I don’t want to spoil the story for anyone who wants to read it, but roughly it goes like this. She runs away from home with her lover in order to escape an arranged marriage. Of course it all goes wrong and she has to escape her lover. She ultimately finds herself in Bluehaven where she joins the priesthood of Sylissa, goddess of life and healing, and begins training to become a healer.
For various reasons she falls foul of the Great Mother in the temple when she follows her conscience rather than the rules.
I have a few ideas that I’m not really satisfied with and would like your opinion. Here are the ideas I’ve had.
From Darkness to Light
Dream of an Elf Maid
The Voice in the Air
Lady of the Healing Goddess
Priestess of Sylissa
Consequences of Conscience.
Which, if any, of these titles appeals to you? Of course, if you have a brilliant idea, please let me know.
Please put your thoughts in the comments box.
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