Sunday, February 9, 2014

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Soul of the World by @jg_silverman #scifi #fantasy

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Soul of the World (Legends of Amun Ra, #2)
  1. Atlantia’s family is from Messenia District of Thoth. Did you know that Messenia is named after a real place in Greece?
  2. The Erebus forest was named after the Greek primordial god, “Erebus”, which means ‘darkness’ in Greek.
  3. The title of The Book of Six Pillars is inspired by Japanese samurai swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi’s Book of Five Rings, written in the year 1645.
  4. The Heart of Gold is also called the Philosopher’s Stone.
  5. Atlantia is called a helot or slave, which is a reference to real Greek history. In 735 BCE, ancient Sparta conquered Messenia, making them slaves.
  6. The character Lycurgus is named after a real person in Greek history.
  7. Pythia, the sphinx in The Soul of the World, is named after a real oracle in ancient Greece.
  8. Rhesus, the Archon of Plataea, was inspired by Benjamin Franklin?
  9. Although the Staff of Thoth was an artifact in Greek/Egyptian mythology, the Sword of Thoth wasn’t.
  10. Undal is named after a person specifically mentioned in the Emerald Tablets of Thoth.
The ancient powers lost to Potara have returned. The Brotherhood of the Black Rose rises to bring Thoth into disorder. And, while the Brotherhood reclaims their power, chaos reigns among the survivors. Six individuals have emerged from the aftermath struggling for control over their lives and a divided land. Kem and Shirin, who abolished the five thousand year reign of the Amun Priests, rule from the golden throne of the Oracle’s Chair in the Hall of the Nine. Dio and Axios struggle to piece together a resistance worthy to challenge the ancient magic which resides in the Great Temple of Amun, and Leoros and Atlantia try to remain true to their hearts and their cause despite tragedy.
But when the Book of Breathings is discovered, the path to immortality is revealed. Leoros and Kem race to capture the Soul of the World unaware of the challenges awaiting them. This time, the gods themselves will intervene.
In a tale where boys become men and girls become women, where treachery and deception are around every corner, and where primeval mysticism finds its way back from the grave, victory is reserved for neither the good nor the evil, but the powerful.
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Genre – Science fiction, Fantasy
Rating – PG-13+
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