Faith has played a large role in my life. And I knew I would want it to play a large role in my writing. So when I started to create the Circeae system, I built it around the idea of a triune God.
As with all creative endeavors, this concept evolved. I've always related best to God as a King. Yes, I love Him as a Friend and a Father, and all the other amazing ways He cares for us. But with my fondness for the Renaissance era and the earlier kings and queens of Britain, I understand allegiance to a monarch.
From this, the Crown was born--the Creator King, the Ruler Prince, and the Eternal Companion.
I wrote my very first novel, Valor, as an allegory of Christ's resurrection. Sure, it was in a sci-fi setting, and I took creative liberties with the story, but the essence was there. My Ruler Prince--Prince Ternion--became a central figure in the entire series. And with that, I needed to give a special name to His followers.
I toyed with "Mystics", which reminded me too much of The Dark Crystal. A couple other names came about, but nothing really stuck. Until I started playing with some translations and discovered the word "Logia." It refers to the sayings of Jesus, and I've read that it translates to "truth."
I liked the idea of these beings possessing special gifts, such as healing and other supernatural abilities. I didn't want to use those traditional descriptions, though, so I gave those powers different names. Restoration is physical healing. Reconciliation is mental, emotional, and spiritual healing. And those terms leant themselves naturally to book titles within the story arc. Those are just a couple of the abilities I chose for this faction of people.
The symbol (above) came about before I settled on the name. If you look closely, you'll see an "a" and an "e". Remember the significance of that? Yes! My first two initials! Again, I wanted to put part of me in this.
You'll learn about the Logia in the first three books of The Crown's Call. They play a role throughout the entire series, though. I can't wait for you to see how all these stories come together.
It all begins on May 16th...
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