Part 1 WIP Progress: Tellus
Okay, I’ve decided to tackle two books at once. Both novels are high fantasy. One is set completely in the secondary world like Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien and the other is set partially in the secondary world like The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.
Note: I SET MY EXAMPLES ON BOOKS I ENJOY AND READ
TELLUS: ROOTED VENGEANCE
For the novel set completely in the secondary world I’ve researched and developed it A LOT. The idea first started as another class assignment (which is why it’s great to attend school) then gradually I added layers of depth to the story.
Note: I LIKE TO SAY, “LAYERS OF DEPTH” BECAUSE TO ME IT MEANS MAKING THE STORY FEEL REAL AND BELIEVABLE.
The story is about four estranged orphans and their choice to walk the path of vengeance while their planet is in its third war with demons. To me it sounds awesome but others (like my family) were a little confused. What picked their brains is the “four estranged orphans” and how that matter when there is a war going on. To get a better understanding and to help me clarify I’ve told them briefly about the history.
On planet Tellus humans aren’t the only civil beings walking the land. There is a new species called Humanell (Hu-mah-nail). This breed make up majority of the planet. In fact, the way the world is made is quite different than that of Earth. The difference is magic and two planets that orbit outside of Tellus.
When Earth was destroyed by Ragnarok in 4050 Gaia, the mother of all gods, recreated another planet in Earth’s image. Tellus. When she laid her body to rest on Tellus, creating the seas, plants, and all geography she is also embedded her life source into the planet. Her life sprouted what is called Isis all around Tellus. These Isis are stones that emanate power for Humanell and used as weapons for every creature and person.
After losing Earth, a piece of herself, Gaia didn’t want the same thing to happen twice. So, she passed down the protection of the planet to her children, the gods and goddess. The gods and goddess made an Oath to their mother to create a region out of their liking using the human skeleton as the temple. Infused with attributes that were once given to only animals the gods created a new species, Humanell. Humanell needed the life source of Gaia to survive unlike human. The life source also gave them abilities that was not otherwise possible. Telepathic thoughts, strength, it all depends on their will at birth.
After many decades Tellus was fated to endure the same fate as Earth. It was attack by Ragnarok and demons from one of the planets orbiting near Tellus. But with the assistance from the Gods and Goddess and Gaia’s life source Tellus and its people out witted fate. Or so they thought….
Its 8050 and the threat has returned. This time Ragnarok has a new plan up his sleeve and he attends to use every pawn that he can get his hands on. He announces war with Tellus making it Tellus second but combined with Earth’s encounter it makes it the green planet third war.
Thus, the story plot revolves around the third war with demons.
Equally, on Tellus a rumor of Gaia’s awakening has spread like flowing water, following Ragnarok’s declaration of war, however this rumor comes with a twist.
The Mother Goddess will awaken as one of her children and her power will be that of her host to do as they will. So the destruction of Tellus not only depends on the success of the war but also in the hands of the awaken Goddess, which no one knows who that is.
After that back story I know I had everyone stump. It’s okay, I’m a little crazy, I know.
WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH MY PROTAGONISTS?
The orphans lives and determination will be tested on the battlefield when each play a hand that can either be a fatal victory or defeat for the planet.
WELL, A LITTLE MORE DEPTH INTO THE ROLES….
- Of course one of the protagonist will awaken as Gaia (the chosen).
- And one of the protagonist will be Ragnarok’s pawn (the initiator).
But what about the other two? I thought it’d be a good idea to…
- Make one of them the guardian of the host that’ll awaken as Gaia (the protector).
- And lastly the one that will make or break the war (the liberator).
And that’s a brief summary of Tellus.