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Two stories, separate realities, and parallel worlds. Meet Artemis and her friend Nashota. Learn more by delving into their thoughts. Discover more about this incredible tale through provided images. Learn about the creation of this book with behind the scenes knowledge. Uncover unique information and veiled concepts that will enhance your experience.
“What we create. What we bring into this world. The lives we have experienced. All of which may provide a light in a dark world to guide others towards achieving their dreams.” - Artemis
A scene selected from the book.
Each performance by Artemis is an incredible experience, so it's difficult to pick just one. Even when she's alone and singing to herself in her hotel room are some of the most heartbreaking experiences for a reader. A favorite among them is when she is singing this incredibly inspirational song that starts out with her alone on stage. Yet, as the song progresses, other versions of herself appear on stage, each made from the same light emanating from her body. Soon there are dozens of them creating a choir of voices, each different notes sung by the same original woman. Visually it would be this awe-inspiring moment for an audience to see that play out in a movie or television version of this novel.
“The only way I will ever emerge from the darkness is to expose my light to the world, and not let it be hidden any longer by a cloak of shadows.” - Artemis
“Being alone doesn't mean you're not loved.” - Nashota
A Different Idea
The original concept was that the story starts out with a man having recently lost his wife to a long term illness. This would later be reflected in the death of the mother of Artemis in how she knew she was dying months before she passed. The man joins the talent competition to honor the memory of his wife who was a singer that never fulfilled her dream of doing so on stage.
He has no singing talent at all but goes anyway because he wants to feel a connection with her. When he attempts to sing, much to his surprise, he does so beautifully. The spirit of his wife gives him the ability to accomplish this miracle. Eventually people see her spirit with him on stage. This is reflected in the final chapter where the pair are seen together, one being a type of spiritual light.
The story was too depressing to write. Starting off a story that way was too painful for the author to proceed with the idea. So, he shelved the idea for years until he discovered the concept of a Twin Flame. That led to the idea of two people from separate parallel worlds existing next to one another, aware of the other's existence. Connecting with each other on a spiritual level felt perfect.
The author wanted them to be unique and that's when he thought of the sun and the moon. That concept molded their appearance. Also, it was then he had the idea of bringing Gemini, the Tagonist Knight, into the story playing a role in both narratives. Her name meaning "twin" in both stories hinting at the truth.
By pure coincidence it was his 20th book published at the end of 2020. Twins, Twin Flame, Two, all being themes. He couldn't have planned it better. Perfect.
“My mother would tell me that tears are a message from our soul to the world around us, a reminder of its presence within us.” – Artemis
Easter Eggs and Inspiration
The author knew that Tammy and Nashota would be the same person, somehow existing in two separate worlds at the same time. What better way to introduce the world to Gemini, Knight of the Rose. She became the second introduction of a Tagonist Knight, the other being Paradox who played an increasingly larger role within the Sunfire Chronicles. Having the opportunity to use the text created for her for this website into one of his novels was an incredible moment for him. It allowed him to explain how this wonderful union between Artemis and Belinti took place and introduced one of the Tagonist Knights.
“Please don’t say disparaging words about your behavior or yourself. If you are to be both damsel and dragon, I will adorn myself in my armor to save you from your own forked tongue and to protect the gentle soul that I first met.” – Artemis