At the dawn of human civilization, four separate tribes joined together to form the Quaternity. They have guided mankind throughout the centuries, responsible for such events as the rise of the Roman Empire, the Black Plague, and the Industrial Age. The tenuous peace between them has shattered, forcing those aware of their existence to prepare for war.
Spirits of the dead, beings known only in myth, and a legendary immortal are drawn to five-year-old Emma who is the key to the salvation of the world. Through her, hope is rekindled as the journey to reunify the primordial elemental artifacts begins.
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.
The reality depicted in this series of novels is closely tied to historical events. Mythical artifacts and the Primordial Quaternity have influenced our reality for centuries. What I love about the series is the unique approach to historical events and individuals. This song encapsulates this close connection to history ideally.
Aethel was born over one thousand, five hundred years ago in England. His was destined to be the next arbiter for the Quaternity. He rose to the position of self-proclaimed king only to have the four tribes turn against him. He has lived in exile, providing aid to the world in secret. The truth of his life has become myth.
Emma's family is massacred by a demon. She would have died with them if she wasn't protected by four spirits that serve as guardians and guides for the psychic prodigy. The orphan is soon introduced to the mysterious stranger, Aethel, who is like her, an arbiter of the Quaternity. Together they must save the world.
Born into the Sparta city-state over two thousand years ago, the spirit known as the shield maiden has the attitude of a warrior preparing for battle. She is one of four guardians protecting Emma, going on the attack of those she doesn't trust, and sees her defense of the girl as protecting the mortal form of a goddess.
Airmid is one of four guardians of Emma, protecting and guiding the newest arbiter. She possesses a familiar face to the child, providing comfort in that the spirit appears to look much like the girl's mother hinting at a family lineage connecting them separated by thousands of years. She is nurturing, soothing, and gentle.
The man that Aethel refers to as Renaissance was initially born in the fourteenth century in Italy. He is one of four spirits that provide protection and guidance to the arbiter, Emma. He thinks of himself as her tutor, providing knowledge about a wide range of topics. He has an insatiable curiosity to learn new information.
In life, he was a French knight, fighting what he felt was the actions of a virtuous warrior, not realizing the truth of those guiding his blade. After dying in battle, he came to terms with the atrocities he was responsible for. He thinks God wants him to atone for his sins. For him, a divine will has chosen him to be Emma's protector from evil.
Quinn gave up the opportunity to attend college, using the money that her father left for her to invest in becoming a self-described monster hunter. She spent years training her body and mind, learning everything she could about combating demons, fighting against evil creatures, and living the life of an adventurer.
Scythe is a spirit, one of many murdered during the events that led to the disappearance of the Roanoke Colony. She has wondered the planet for over 130 years, finding a way to take over the body of someone who has recently passed away. She is currently a teenage girl, inhabiting a form that died on a frigid winter night.
Henry is the fourth generation of his family on his father's side to be involved with the acquisition of and research of artifacts, objects imbued with spiritual energy that give them mystical qualities. He is, however, a disappointment to his mother who comes from a lineage of hunters who seek to destroy threats to humanity.
Esper learned computer coding as a teenager and mastered the stock market by the time she was eighteen. As a self-made billionaire, she began purging all signs of her existence, both digital and hard copies. As far as the world knows, she doesn't exist. She helps Henry using from the safety of her home, an underground bunker.
Carmilla was born in 1872. Folklore and legend speak of what she is, using a term she venomously hates: A vampire. She has been hunted most of her life, labeled a monster because of the fault of what she was born as. Recently she has met Milo, a man whom she feels a spiritual connection with, her Twin Flame.
Milo has led a relatively normal life. He sells electronics at a retail store with an uncertain future ahead of him. That was until he saw Carmilla for the first time. Motivated by a feeling of a deep connection with her, he spoke to her. A year later, she revealed a hidden truth which explained her reclusive nature and distrust. She was a vampire.
Bonus Scene: Not Found In Book
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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?
Henry attends a secret auction that has a wide variety of artifacts with mysterious abilities. During the scene his casual attitude agitates the woman next to him. However, sitting on the other side of the artifact collector is the author who looks amused by the antics of the man who is there to collect a music box. This reveals that not all present are there with sinister intent. Like Henry, the author is there to acquire a certain something that may hold great importance for him.