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Enter a world of pure energy formed by thousands of spirits gathered together to form a pocket dimension where the passage of time holds no meaning. Meet the mortals that endure being disconnected from their bodies to interact with this realm to interact with their spiritual guardians. Enjoy entertaining and fascinating artwork related to their story. Learn more about them through a variety of quotes provided. Go on a journey in learning about the creation of the narrative and the hidden Easter Eggs found within the book's pages.

“You cannot defeat an enemy by acting as he does, by rationalizing murder as an acceptable method in achieving what you desire.” - Aethel

Say Hello - The Cast of Crystal of Air

“I’ve nearly been killed by a demon. I was haunted by a spirit of a murdered woman.  I met King Author and a vampire. I saw werewolves…”


Psychic Novice

“That is the first step towards gaining knowledge, admitting one’s ignorance.”


Spirit Guardian

“We are two spirits trapped in a realm created by energy caught in a fraction of time in the mortal world and you think what I’m doing is weird?”


Spirit in a Teenage Body

“I refuse to cower in fear before this charlatan. My only concern is finding Emma. If he has harmed her, then it is Anubis who will pay for what he has done.”


Spirit Guardian

“What little I know of someone like you is rooted in mythology which is a nugget of truth surrounded by multiple layers of fictional narrative.”


Artifact Collector

“Where I was seeking home, you are looking for freedom from the chains that have bound you to the past from the moment you took your first breath.”


Human Vampire

“Any who preaches that the greater good is more important than a single individual takes that first step towards the acceptance of any atrocity.”


Immortal Warrior

“Close your eyes and make a wish.”


Psychic Savant

“You must not think of this reality as a finite space with limited forms of existence. All that has occurred since you arrived is taking place in a fraction of a moment.”


Spirit Guardian

“It was real! It was all real! First, he’s King Arthur, his mentor was Merlin, and now Excalibur.”


Technology Savant

“Often what is considered fantastic events that take place in our world that have no comfortable explanation becomes works of fiction and folklore.”


Myserious Stranger

“Deep down, humans are easily manipulated, controlled, and guided to do the worst atrocities, all the while thinking they’re the good guys.”


Computer Specialist

“We’ll be lucky if there is a world left by the time this is over, let alone anyone left to enjoy the victory.” - Scythe

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“Names are a way to bind the infinite that is the human soul into a single word.” - Giovanni


Origin Story:
Cliff Hanger

The end of the previous novel caught the author by surprise in that he had plans for it to move onto the water/Alchemist story. However, he loved the idea and jumped into the concept of a fully spiritual realm. It provided an opportunity to develop the individauls in the story, address personal issues they had like with Milo's insecurities, and give the remaining spirit guardians a chance to become fully developed indviduals with greater exploration of their origins.

About two thirds of the way through, the author felt like the story needed to move forward, bring back Esper who was cut out of the narrative since she was not in the spiritual realm, and explore some of the possibilities of the global adventure. What he loved so much about the series is that he could draw upon both historical figures, public domain fictional characters like with Alice in Wonderland, and just have fun with the concepts of his own reality.

Originally he had a plan to have one of the spirit guardians leave at the end of each book. However, after the second one, he didn't want to follow pattern and to break away from expectations leading to the events of the fourth book. Also, at the time of writing this one, he thought it was only going to be four books, one for each element. However, he had grown to love the series so much, he don't want it to end. There is the Primordial Quaternity, yes, but there is also the arbiters that represent all four united. This opened the possibitliies of a fifth book that would finally resolved this story arc and give resolution to the story.

It was also becuase of this abrupt shift to AIR and not WATER, that FIRE became the third book in the series. The series is constantly growing and evolving.

“I feel that too much of someone’s individuality fades in the yearning to be like others, to fit in, to belong to a group that they often sacrifice what makes them so wonderfully one of a kind.” - Giovanni

Easter Eggs and Inspiration


The term "psychic" refers to anyone who can see and/or interact with a spirit.


Roanoke was an English colony where 112-121 people vanished in 1590. Scythe's origins are connected to this event.


Henry is essentially the grandson of Indiana Jones who was Henry Jones Junior.


The concept of artifacts, those who collect them like Henry, was inspired by the Warehouse 13 TV series.


The plague unleashed by the druids was the "black plague", a pandemic during 1346–1353.

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On page 57, the story of Aethel's childhood mimics the opening scenes of Disney's Sword in the Stone.


Aethel's mentor is the inspiration for tales of Merlin in that reality.


Milo is named after the main protagonist in the movie, Atlantis: The Lost Empire.


Carmilla is named after the first female vampire in literature.


On page 63, Quinn refers to a movie where people are trapped in a virtual reality. That movie is "The Matrix".


Orthia was a local goddess only found at Sparta and Messene who was later identified with Artemis.


Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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John Dalberg-Acton was an English Catholic historian, politician, and writer.


In Chapter 6, there are multiple references to the movie: Willie Wanka and the Chocolate Factory.


On page 115, Henry and Carmilla encounter a scene from the book: Alice in Wonderland.


Airmid is the name of an Irish goddess with connections to herbal remedies and healing.


Anubis was actively involved in the abolishment of slavery since he was once an Egyptian slave, which he takes his true form before assuming that of the god.


Quinn refers to a man who kills others in their dreams on page 126, referring to Freddy Krueger.


On page 128, Quinn quotes "I am at one with..." This is a reference to mantra spoken by Chirrut Îmwe in the movie: Rogue One.


"The fork is not there" on page 129 refers to the "spoon is not there" quote from the Matrix.

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On page 131, Quinn mentions the novel, Knowing Gnowing, an anthology about gnomes.


On page 154, the "gate keeper" and "key master" refers to elements of the original Ghostbusters movie.


The door mentioned on page 181 is a reference to the movie: Monsters Inc.


On page 208, Esper mentions Sebastian and Nathaniel from the Age of Shadows Books.


Page 211, "Warm and fuzzy" refers to a Magic: The Gathering Card - Pacifism.


On page 223 Quinn refers to Jambi the Genie from Peewee's Playhouse television series. 


Marwood is named after John Marwood Cleese, a British comedian.


Romila is named after Romila Thapar, an Indian historian. She was born in town mentioned in the book.


Diane is named after Diane Arbus, an American photographer.


Murchison is named after Alan Murchison, a Scottish chef.


Arawn is named after Celtic god of Death.

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is also titled "The Modern Prometheus", which is why he is named that way.


Sanctum sanctorum of infinite possibilities is greatly inspired by the show "Warehouse 13".

The final scene with Henry is from the original story concept that started it all. One of the "lost" story elements was a man seeking revenge against the vampire that killed his girlfriend. He meets up with a group of amateur vampire hunters who use him as bait. Everything plays out as it did in the original version, except the man fights back against the boy and kills the child himself. Then he is led away by what is hinted at as a witch's familiar, a black cat. Eventually that leads to an old church, meets with a homeless preacher, who guides him to a wide crack in the wall. Somehow going down this narrow path leads to the man popping out of the stove (Yes, this discarded idea is from the original draft of the older story.) and meets with a Leprechauns who is living in the home he appears in. The author didn't want Henry to be a killer, so this was an ideal way to introduce his mother. Everything fell into place leading into the next book.


“You’ll be alone, consumed by your grief, an emptiness, the sorrow, the self-loathing, the hatred… You’ll become a demon.” - Scythe

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