GenreFantasy / History
Age Rating:G
Submitted:Wednesday, 27 February 2008
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(5 ratings)
Read by:503 different readers

The Universe is mind-bogglingly vast. I see no reason why there should not be other planets very similar to Earth. Okraalom is one such 'sister planet'. There are slight differences in flora and fauna, and naturally its history is rather different, but there's enough similarity to place its stage of development (in this story) at about four hundred years behind where we are now. Thus it presents an impression of the beginnings of 'modernism' and the 'Age of Enlightenment'. Changes are resisted, of course, and that provides the conflicts that engulf the many characters in exciting adventures and relationships.

At the center of a turbulent time of change is a reluctant crown princess. Though many would favor her becoming a ruling queen, there are powerful political and religious forces both within her kingdom and outside who are determined to take the sovereignty of her country in a different direction. This is the story of the quest this royal maid feels she must go on in order to find understanding of herself and her destiny. It is almost equally the story of the friends who fight for the cause she represents for them, and of the enemies who fight against that cause for their own vested interest or glorification.

In the background, back a hundred years, but with much influence on the development of this story, is a terrible event celebrated in a ballad filled with an atmosphere of 'supernatural' horror. It is in discovering the secret of this ballad that the princess must try to fulfill her quest, but that can lead her into peril of her life.


List of chapters

Ch. 1 The Quest
Ch. 2 The Petition
Ch. 3 The Mirror
Ch. 5 The Venture
Ch. 22 In League with Witches


Michael Brinton Friday, 16 October 2009
This is a great book, but honestly, you tried to submit it to peter jackson??? Why would he make a movie about a book that isn't at all well known, however imaginitive it may be? Idk, i definitely think you should try to make this into a movie if you can, but peter jackson is completely unrealistic. Try approaching some less well-known film companies / names with your work - cuz I'd honestly really like to see this made into a film.
Scarlet Blaze Tuesday, 28 July 2009
I read part of the first paragraph! (I'd read it all, but I can't do it now.)and I find that it is very detailed and made me not want to have to get up.
Melanie Murphy Wednesday, 15 April 2009
This is fantastic! So glad i came across your book.
Jillian Pratt Friday, 26 December 2008
I dunno but, your book seems to have something which we need in a fine fantasy.I like it.
Pierre Gaite Wednesday, 23 July 2008
Overall, I rather liked that first chapter! Like I said, you're very attentive to details, and some of the ideas are quite excellent, like that rat-dog.

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