- Arasi + Madhava, or Rasathi + Madhava: too much foreign stuff, potentially alienating
- The Lost Ones: sort of generic, also, having a hard time coming up with good titles in line with this for books two and three
- Flame and Shadow: incredibly standard epic fantasy title. On the other hand, it worked for many many previous bestselling fantasy authors, and I have bought and read (and enjoyed) many books with this sort of title. See Song of Ice and Fire, etc. I don't know about this one.
- Powers: Le Guin has a YA fantasy titled this, and fairly recently too.
- Palace on the Mountain: I kind of like this, but it doesn't seem to resonate with anyone else (kind of reminds me of John Christopher's titles)
The Thousand-Year War
What do you think of it?
If I want the second book's single word to be Warrior in Tamil, anyone know what that would be? I know the warrior caste is Kshatriya (my caste, if one buys into such things) -- would it be weird to just use that, meaning a role for a person, rather than the entire caste? Is my question even making sense? Soldier would also work. I tried looking at an excellent online dictionary, but it was perhaps too excellent -- many options, and I'm not at all sure which connotes what. Would Patan be approprite? How about Akavam?
And hey, in case a Tamil expert does show up (or even someone who has decent conversational Tamil would be grand), I think book three will probably be Servant, so I need that word too.