Welcome to day 4 of the Worlds of Wonder Author Hop! For today's installment, I was asked to write about the world of my Fires in Eden Series. I hope today's post gives you a good introduction to Ave, and I invite you to explore this world extensively in my novels and short stories!
Welcome to Ave, a World Like No Other
Ave is the world that the Fires in Eden Series is set within. It is pronounced “ah-vay”, just like the Latin term it is derived from. The word itself means “hail”, and in the world of ancient Rome one would use it to greet someone of great distinction, such as an Emperor.
In the context of my series, the idea the name is getting at is a dignified greeting of life itself. Not life in the way that most of us know it, with death, disease, and all of the brutality inherent in nature. Rather, it is a hailing of existence over non-existence, the uniqueness of each individual spirit (whether animal, human, or other), and an unsullied state of nature like one that we humans on earth have not experienced. It is life in its most vibrant state, a transcendent one that bears no corruption.
I have been developing Ave ever since the series began in the mid-90’s, and I can assure the reader there is a lot more ahead than what they’ve already seen in the novels and short stories released so far. In terms of content, I have yet to find or hear of another fantasy world with the richness and depth that Ave contains, or the sheer variety of cultures. In this sense, I am very confident when I tell new readers who enjoy epic fantasy that they have a world like no other to explore and adventure in. So I welcome you to Ave, a world like no other!
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