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Author’s name: Erudessa Gentian
Title of book and/or series: Power in Time, Epoch 1 of Kynaston Royal Saga
Brief summary of the story:
Twenty-year-old Larkspur is trapped 2,000 years in the future, but that’s not her biggest problem. Bestowed with strange superpowers, she’s adopted by one of the most powerful families known to the four inhabited planets. As heir, she’s responsible for an entire kingdom she didn’t know existed a few days ago. But when tragic surprises emerge from her past, Lark must decide where her loyalties will lie—past, or future?
Brief description of the world or location you created for this story:
Evren is the third successfully terraformed planet. It is a little smaller than Earth, has two moons, and four extra months in a year. Jewel and metallic tones are the most common colors found there.
If we were to visit Evren as tourists, what would you recommend that we see or do there?
Check out some of their nature reserves. The preservation of wildlife and natural resources is important there.
Is there a distinct or unusual type of food or meal that we might be served in Evren?
Evren was mostly settled by people from modern-day Europe and New Zealand, and some of their traditional foods came along. Their fruit is known for its succulence.
What types of weaponry or fighting styles are common in Evren?
Laser weapons are common, especially guns.
What types of vehicles, animals, technology, etc. are used to travel in or to Evren?
Sky Trams are used for long travel, hovercraft is used for daily travel. Holograms are used in a lot of technology, including computers, maps, and text.
Cats as a species didn’t take well to the terraformation process, so all breeds are considered endangered and protected.
What types of plants, animals, or sentient races might we encounter in Evren that we don’t see on Earth?
There are no alien races in Kynaston Royal Saga, but plants do differ from planet to planet. Mostly in their colors, but some plants evolved differently depending on the chemical makeup of the planet.
What role, if any, does magic or the supernatural play in the lives of people in Evren? If there is magic, please give some examples of what it involves or how it’s used.
Magic is known as Arcane Science, but it’s not studied deeply. Some people are born with the ability to manipulate an element (air, electricity, fire, water, etc.), but it’s considered useless. It takes too much energy to actually do, you’d die before it would be useful.
In Kyanston Royal Saga, a select few are given bio-bots, which help enhance the gift.
Are the days of the week and months of the year the same in Evren as on Earth? What holidays or special events are celebrated regularly there?
Weekdays are the same, but Evren has four extra months than Earth (one for each season).
Christmas is still a traditional holiday, and Evren’s Foundation Month is celebrated every two years.
What is the political or government structure in Evren? Who is in charge there at the moment, and what kind of leader is he/she?
It depends on the country. The main story takes place in the Kingdom of Lothar, the first country on Evren, and still the largest/most powerful.
Avi Kynaston is the current monarch, well loved by the people. He inherited a kingdom on the brink of collapse, and led them back to prosperity. He just adopted Larkspur as his daughter and heir.
Erudessa Gentian is a firm believer that clean entertainment can be powerful. Inspired by her love of cultures and learning, she produces dynamic art to spark imagination and touch souls.
Erudessa writes in multiple genres, but specializes in fantasy and historical fiction. She posts about lifestyle, travel and so much more on her blog.
Where, and in what formats, can we purchase your book(s)? Please include links.
All of Erudessa’s work can be found on her website.
Power in Time can be found on most major ebook retailers. Paperbacks are currently available on Amazon and her website.
Where can readers connect with you online?
You can find all of Erudessa’s social links and newsletter signup on her Contact Page.
I hope you all enjoyed the trip to Evren! Questions about the world or the book? Ask them in the comments and the author will get back to you!
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