“There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
– Carl Jung
EACH STORY is a mini-awakening. It is a character moving toward greater consciousness and authenticity by confronting their “Shadow” (the unconscious) through conflict.
SO, EVERY GOOD STORY is about making the unconscious, conscious.
AND, each good story helps the reader awaken vicariously through the struggle of the character.
I’M WORKING ON an epic fantasy trilogy.
Here are my working premises:
BOOK ONE – FATHER OF ICE AND STONE:
When a reindeer herder, isolated and enslaved in a frozen realm, uncovers a betrayal of his family’s powers of prediction, he ventures into the lair of his oppressor, past icequakes, dragons and merciless guards, to find what he thought was lost forever, only to reveal brutal truths that shatter his long-held beliefs about family, enemies, and the very nature of his world.
BOOK TWO – THE MAGISTRY OF DREAMS:
BOOK THREE – DAUGHTERS OF ICE AND SAND:
(Supporters of an Unconditional Basic Income may be interested in one of the societies portrayed in my novels which is based on similar egalitarian values.)