The Call of the Flame is a high fantasy series inspired by The Lord of the Rings and the audio series We’re Alive: A Story of Survival. While working in the tedium of retail, Kurt listened to audio lectures on mythology, history, NPR’s Star Wars radio play, and the Song of Ice and Fire audiobooks read by the late Roy Dotrice, with music scores by Howard Shore and Ramin Djawadi. All those things put together seeded a specific feel that he wanted to recreate for The Call of the Flame.
The series tackles themes like consequences, oppression, patriarchy, and finding balance within oneself. Centered on Bri–a barmaid and daughter of a God slaying folk-hero as she discovers an onset of powers thought to be exclusive to the God her father had slain years ago.