Sunday, February 24, 2013

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Remember that Atlantis Novels: Fall of the Gods will be offered on Kindle for FREE 1 day only on each of 3 random days Feb 13 - May 13th. One of those random days is coming up -- so keep checking Kindle.

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Mountain of Gifts

So what inspired this excerpt? Atlantis: Bearer of Fruit – Book One – Chapter 15 – page 186.
His whole life, Aedon had looked forward to the Day of Apaturia, to the time he would finally be acknowledged as a true son. He had dreamt of this day every night since he was a little boy. He had visions of Gilgamoeh placing his arms around him and finally saying, “Welcome home, son.” He had dreams that Gilgamoeh had secretly bought him gifts for every Day of Apaturia from decades past, while he was growing up, and that he had saved all those gifts. In his fantasy, the day that he was announced to be his son, Gilgamoeh came forward rejoicing and presented him with a mountain of gifts that was higher than even the dome of the Spiral Legislature.

 When I was an age which enrolled me in elementary school, I used to have this reoccurring nightmare about being in a comma for twenty years and then waking up, having missed all of my birthday and Christmas gifts. I would start to cry and then my mother would take me to this round storage room. The walls were all glass and it stretched three stories high. When I walked into the room there were wrapped gifts piled all the way up to the ceiling. They had bought and saved each gift for all those years.
Later, when I was in college, I had the chance to visit union square in San Francisco near Christmastime. There was a department store with a large round lobby and in the center of it, there was a pile of gifts stretching three stories high just like in my childhood dream. I never forgot the experience and no doubt made it way in the conscious imagination of Aedon in Atlantis.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Readers' Favorite Review

Today Readers' Favorite published their FIVE STAR review of Atlantis: Fall of the Gods. Read it here: .

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Twins and Triplets

Why are there so many sets of twins and triplets in the novels?

There is actually very little information about the people and society of Atlantis. After conducting an investigation for five years, in 1991, I wrote a fifty page paper called Society in Atlantis which encompassed research from the many sources I read.

Most notably, the first set of triplets appears in the first book at the Educatory. We are introduced to Yapet and Seskef and a third triplet whom is never seen. The biblical account of the floor in Genesis 5:32 and Genesis 6:10 clearly state that Noah had three sons at age five-hundred. Assuming this is true and they all had the same mother, then they would have been triplets. I drew from this story for motivation for the characters of Yapet and Seskef.

In Atlantis: Fall of the Gods you will notice that Etruscan Evaemon is stated to be the twin brother of Etruscan Mnesus. As a matter of fact, though not clearly stated, all ten Etruscans are pairs of twins. The motivation for this comes from Plato’s account, where he tells about Atlantis having ten kings, of whom were all five sets of twins.

Many times one would think the story might have a classic twist where one twin pretends to be the other. So far, the story has avoided this situation and does not state if any of the triplets or twins are identical. From the descriptions and characterizations most readers would assume them not to be identical … but just remember, the last book hasn’t been written yet.