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Separate worlds, parallel realities, two stories in one. Meet Beltini and his friend Tammy. Explore their thoughts through provided quotes. Learn of this fascinating narrative through related artwork. Delve into the story behind the story with insight into the making of this novel. Discover the hidden truths and Easter Eggs that add a new level of understanding.
“Where the breeze brushes across the body, a beautiful melody touches our soul, affecting the energy deep within that animates our physical forms.” – Belinti
A scene selected from the book.
Belinti mentions his large family early on in the story, but it isn't until later that the audience is introduced to several of his sisters. Two of them being a set of twins, continuing that theme of duality. Even though they look alike, they have distinctly different personalities. It is fun for the audience to see this collection of individuals interact with one another. The dialogue between the group is interesting in that it addresses their home life, how many of the older siblings are in relationships or have started families. Those present are the remaining that are still single with Belinti being the youngest. Tammy's interaction with the group of sisters is fun and this scene sets up a later one where the whole family is there.
“Bravery is not the absence of fear. It is learning how to overcome what we fear.” – Belinti
“I am blessed to have each of you as a part of my life. Although we each travel different paths, we have never lost sight of what binds us together as one family.” - Belinti
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.
“Sometimes how we connect with someone else can't be put into words, it is an experience that only the soul can feel.” - Tammy
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.
“I thank you for the blessing you have bestowed upon me with providing me such generosity.” - Belinti