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A weapon fueled by spiritual energy threatens to erase the existence of billions of lives. Not just mortal death, but the removal of all traces of their presence upon the world. The keys to prevent this cataclysmic event will be discovered across the globe as unexpected allies are revealed.

The man who inspired Frankenstein’s monster. A hidden vault of artifacts guarded by a spirit and a vampire. An apprentice of the Alchemist. Demon hunters determined to end the world in bloodshed.

 

A unique group of companions led by the arbiters of the Quaternity will decide the fate of the world.

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Music often inspires scenes, helps mold the tone of a narrative, and in some cases, defines a character.

 

What follows is a collection of songs that are the soundtrack to this novel.

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Often the protagonists feel like they are what people fear, many labeled as abominations. Meanwhile, the source of the growing threat to the world sees himself as bringing order to a world of chaos. He wishes to eliminate these "monsters". In turn, he has become the atrocity that so many fear.

Introductions

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Carmilla

After escaping the bag that drew in both her and Milo, Carmilla is worried about the fate of the others. Having met with Francis who explained what happened in their month-long absence, the couple soon seeks out those who will provide them aid in saving their friends and unlocking the key to saving the world.

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Milo

Milo is must quickly learn how to become a skilled artificer, someone who has an inherent connection to artifacts imbued with spiritual energy. In his possession is a bag that has access to a variety of items that can provide aid in their quest to save the world. It reveals the first of four metal disks connected to the Quaternity.

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Francis

Forced to escape the threat of the Seraphim, Francis has lived in seclusion for the past month, guarding a bag that drew in both Carmilla and Milo. He has lived with the guilt of abandoning the others, but he did so only in that he felt that the bag could not fall into the wrong hands and was saving two lives.

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Quinn

Quinn is still dealing with the fact that the Alchemist, the head of the water clan and one of the four leaders of the Quaternity is her mother. Along with Henry and Scythe, she faces a life-threatening situation as they explore what they soon discover is the Amazon Rain Forest. Only a miracle will save them before it's too late.

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Henry

Henry must rely on his survival skills taught to him by his mother who is a hunter of mythical creatures while in the Amazon. He is aided with the knowledge he gained from his father who who comes from a long line of artifact seekers. He struggles with the emotional burden that his closest friend, Esper, may have been killed.

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Scythe

Scythe, Henry, and Quinn have been left to die by Velkin, the head of the fire clan, and one of the four leaders of the Quaternity. She refuses to give into her fate in that she is determined to preserve the life that was gifted to the 130+ year old spirit that now inhabits the body of a teenage girl. She helps push the others forward to survive.

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Esper

The home that was hidden away from the world, protecting her from the reality she wanted to oserve from at a safe distance is gone. She has been forced to bury it, faking her death and going into hiding. Her primary goal is to find Henry, wherevr he is in the world, before it's too late. She will do anything to discover his location.

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Jerome

A mysterious figure cross paths with Esper, revealing that he inspired an author to write about his experiences as a detective. Jerome offers to help her find Henry, Scythe, and Quinn with whom he's already been seeking due to his past experiences with the other man's grandfather. Together, the pair begins a global hunt for the truth.

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Prometheus

Prometheus has taken upon himself to be the mortal guardian of Emma in the absence of Aethel. He has been provided sanctuary by Anubis, the leader of the air tribe, one of the four leaders of the Primordial Quaternity. The pair is living with a trio of shape shifting sisters who have been escaping the Seraphim for centuries.

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Emma

Emma's family was stolen from her when a demonic spirit attacked her home. The man who became her guardian was ambushed by the Seraphim and their leader, Velkin. Two of the spirit guardians that were to protect her have vanished from her life. She searches for happiness in a world that continues to take from her.

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Orthia

Orthia views Emma as a goddess having taken mortal form. She was told in life that she would fulfill a great purpose by an oracle. Since her death over a thousand years ago, she is hasdevoted her existence to protecting the newest arbiter. She is worried that it may be too late to save the world from its imminent doom.

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Airmid

Airmid feels a close kinship with the mysterious man known only as Prometheus. He has been denied the ability to sense her presence, let alone interact with her. She feels that he is an ideal choice to be the mortal guardian of Emma. She continues her role in providing comfort to a girl who has had so much stolen from her.

Bonus Scene: Not Found In Book

In a movie/television presentation of Crystal of Air... Hopefully, in time, a scene will come to mind that would be an ideal addition to this narrative. However, as of yet, none has been established. If you have read the novel and during your experience with this incredible world, you have come up with a potentially "deleted" scene not found in the book, an idea for the opening, or an interesting way to close out the story, then contact us at this address. If we like the idea, it will become cannon with you credited as creator of this scenario.

Send your ideas to - tagonistknightspublishing@gmail.com

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Hidden Author

Where would the Author make a cameo?

Stan Lee is notorious for making a cameo in movies and television series based off his written works. With that in mind, where would the author of this novel make an appearance in a visual adaptation of the book?

Hidden deep within the Amazon rain forest is a civilization that lives in harmony not only among one another, but with the natural environment that they exist within. At one point during their visit to this mysterious utopia, Esper and Henry are seated at a table with several natives of the community. It is tradition for visitors and native alike to meet in a communal hall. Among those seated with the pair is the author who is enjoying the opportunity to interact with these unique people.

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