The Weaving Word

Weaving together the threads that make up my passion for the written word…as an author, editor, and follower of The Word.

World-Building Wonders – Medieval Monastic Orders

Thanks to Janeen Ippolito for featuring me on her blog as part of her world building series. It was so much fun giving this little glimpse into some of my background material that no one else ever sees!

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Welcome to another installment of World-Building Wonders! Find an escape into an author’s awesome world — and worldview! Today’s featured author is Allison D. Reid.

Since I was a child, the Middle Ages have sparked my imagination, serving as a source of inspiration for my writing.  Though my Christian Fantasy series, the Wind Rider Chronicles, is set in a fictional world, it felt very natural for me to give it a medieval flavor—taking some of the historical elements I find most fascinating and making them my own.

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One of those elements is the existence of monastic orders, and the extremely important role they played in medieval society.  They were the keepers of knowledge, they copied and interpreted Scripture, blessed and preserved sacred relics, served as spiritual and academic learning centers, provided charity to the poor, and healed the sick among other things.  I could not imagine building my…

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Allison D. Reid is a Christian Fantasy author with a fondness for Medieval history. Her first published series, the Wind Rider Chronicles, embraces traditional fantasy elements but is also infused with deeper spiritual themes. The first two books in the series, "Journey to Aviad" and "Ancient Voices: Into the Depths" can be found at Amazon and other online book retailers. "Journey to Aviad" is now FREE. Visit http://allisondreid.com/books-2/ to learn more.

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