What I love about my fantasy series is the ability to explore various mythologies, such as the Ancient Egyptians, and the theory that they had some connection with aliens. The theory goes that aliens visited thousands of years ago and organised the building of the pyramids, which were lined up with points in space that perhaps showed the way to the alien civilisation. Now, I am not suggesting that any of this is true, but it makes great material for a fantasy narrative. Therefore, in the third book of my series The Nine Worlds of Mirrortac, the book I have titled The Gold Sarcophagus, the ancient god associated with the sun, Ra, is resurrected from his sarcophagus deep in the Mediterranean Sea, and redevelops his plan, as part of a master race of aliens, to take control of a now modern world. His race is comprised of two types of human-like beings — the regular two-eyed people, and those with three eyes.
Ra’s rise coincides with an event on one of two other linked planets and awakens his tresoculi (three-eyed) brethren on his home planet where there is a revolutionary uprising that had been in planned for some time, and kept secret from their duoculi (two-eyed) opposites who had been blissfully unaware of any threat.
This begins a chain of events which involves the alien Uranian (Universal Guardians) races, my erfin characters and their friends, and the people of Nerthule (Earth). Ra uses the power of gem crystals to mesmerise the population of Nerthule as well as uplift a hidden metal pyramid that has the power to transmit his thoughts and electric energy throughout the world. I base the pyramid on a Tesla theory that such a structure can create huge amounts of energy.
A war against Ra and his league of tresoculi hinges on the placement of the last Stone of Destiny, which when brought together with the other two stones, will destroy them and undo the power that Ra has through the triad arrangement of the stones on their respective planets.
Another aspect of mythology also ties in with Ra, and that is of Atlantis, which sunk to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea thousands of years ago.
This last book of the series is to date (July 2017) in Beta mode for readers to give their feedback. A cover design has already been created by Irish graphic artist Michael Lenehan. Look out for this exciting finale to the series in the months to come.
I have used some of my now extra spare time to work on The Gold Sarcophagus, and must admit it is quite a challenge. As the final in the Nine Worlds of Mirrortac series, TGS must up the ante on the previous two books, so it means some solid intense writing. I have completed the second chapter at this point, with more than 20,000 words all up down and backed up to the Cloud. There is no shortage of ideas but I have had to diverge from my favourite erfin characters to build up the drama and suspense involving the super race of people called the Uranians. I am again borrowing from mythologies; this time injecting some ancient Egyptian and Atlantis quasi-history around the rise of an ancient god who is actually a Uranian who was thought dead. The erfins’ mission to stop him is thwarted at every turn, and he succeeds in mesmerising much of the earth’s population. The Uranians also are thwarted in trying to stop him when a group of zealots sabotages their efforts to come to the rescue. Things get rather complex, and therefore I will be drawing on some of the masters of fantasy to assist me in my writing. Raymond Feist in his Magician and Empire series is experienced in dealing with the politics of alien races, himself most likely drawing on the politics of ancient societies in our history.