Tuesday, November 17, 2009

E.T. - Elfin Terrestrials!

Curse of the Spider King
by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper

Wayne Thomas Batson’s blog - http://enterthedoorwithin.blogspot.com/
Christopher Hopper’s Web site - http://www.christopherhopper.com/
The Prophecies of Berinfell series Web site - http://www.heedtheprophcies.com

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Today's blog tour title comes from the fact that the seven elfin children have been dropped off on Earth. Each has grown up on Earth, and yet while in the world they are not from or of this world. I took this idea as an allegory of sorts in Curse of the Spider King. Seven young elfin children are raised on Earth, yet they still feel separate from others around them. Like the elfin seven, we are admonished to be in the world and yet not of the world. In the case of the elfin children, though they grew up here on Earth, each wanted some more. Each knew a better place awaited them.

That better place is Berinfell, their true home and that of their ancestors, the great Elven Lords. The people of Berinfell looked to the Elven Lords for protection, when the city fell and the Lords destroyed nearly all hope was lost. Yet some kept to their faith that the lost offspring of the Lords might one day return and defeat the Spider King. While only a few years passed on Earth, hundreds of years pass in the Elven lands. Through diligent faith and expectation of their Lords return, the elves held to a slim hope of deliverance from the Spider King. The problem was, the elves didn't know when the Lords might return, and for a long time, if they would return.

When at last the children are found, Elven warriors must do their best to protect their young charges by keeping them hidden until the proper time. The elves soon noticed that the Spider King's own troops also searched for the children, and not with the children's best interst in mind. Gateways connecting our two worlds allowed passage between, but the Spider King's minions watched these in case the world housing the children was found. With time running out, elven waarriors must locate all the children and return them safely to their true home. The Spider King has other plans and means to destroy the last of the elven people once and for all.


WayneThomasBatson said...

Elven terrestrials. HA! Brilliant

Robert Treskillard said...

I didn't know Wayne had said the same thing I was going to say! I thought that was great joike ... E.T., Elven Terrestrials.

Who knows, maybe he'll use it in one of the upcoming books!