I’ve given some more thought to titles, considering phrases within the theme, premise, and dialogue. I even went to this strange and magical land, to see what an algorithm could come up with. Here are the runners up:
The Harper’s Journey
The Trickster’s Apprentice
The Harper’s Ransom
The last one (*) refers to the idea of a harper being a type of fool if you count him or her among the skomorokhi but that might go over people’s heads. However, the winner for random sequence of determiners, nouns, and adjectives (aka, a title) is…
A Queen’s Ransom
Okay, so it happens to be an alternative name of a 1976 Hong Kong action flick, International Assassin, but that was before I was born. I like the turn of phrase, though I wish I could fit something in there to hint at magical fantasy romance.
Special mention for amusement to Russian Rashomon and The Ghost and the Gusliar.
Like the title? Like any better? Comment below with your own take on the vote! See you next week with an update!