Monday, November 19, 2012
Ausethen's Crystal Frog
Who remembers the glass frog that Ausethen shows Faeraud in Chapter One of ATLANTIS: BEARER OF FRUIT? In case you've forgotten, Faeraud asked questions about how a human might be crystallized. This crystallization process plays a more prominent part in Part Two in FALL OF THE GODS, the sequel coming out in February 2013.
SPOILER ALERT (if you keep reading beyond here). During my research of Atlantis over the past twenty-five years, it was impossible not to occasionally come across ancient stories about crystallized-skulls. In THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, the White Witch turns those whom she dislikes into stone monuments. I kind-of borrowed the idea and one of the characters just might do something similar with the crystallization process mentioned in the first chapter of ATLANTIS: BEARER OF FRUIT.