Drums of war

Last year I posted some sketches of what Unger drums might look like. The drums play an important part in my final Kendra Kandlestar book, The Search for Arazeen. The Ungers have different beats depending on the ceremony or circumstance. The “thunddrum,” for example, is played when the Ungers are on the hunt for a dangerous quarry. They also have a very specific beat for when they are headed into battle—which will happen at the climax of this book.

I decided to make the final version of the Unger drums sharp and hooked, like one of those beast’s tusks.

Unger drum


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