The spirit of a murdered princess is in need of noble warriors to free the cursed soul of her father. An ancient sorcerer seeks aid in stopping his son who is determined to exterminate all sentient life. What they find is Nathaniel and Sebastian, a pair of con artists and thieves, that wants nothing to do with acts of heroism.
Did destiny make a mistake in choosing these two?
Probably, but it’s too late now.
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.
References to shadows and monsters, a feeling of terror creeping up on unsuspecting victims is perfect for the horror elements of the novel. The opening will include images of the world, a nightmare landscape that is decaying due to the damage done to life throughout the four realms, both human and animal alike.
The lyrics create a visceral image in the mind that draws in the audience to think about a mortal body and an immortal soul. This combination of setting the mood and establishing a feeling of intense horror is ideal for Age of Shadows. This creates a foreboding feeling for the journey through this world.
The song would be used for the closing credits of the first movie, which shows that the journey continues onto its sequel. There is a higher level of energy than what would be an ominous, darker tone to the rest of the soundtrack for Eclipse of the Sun. However, the lyrics are linked to the darker elements of life and death.
Sebastian is the last surviving member of a family of farmers that came to the City of Light when he was a baby. Over the years, his family met with gruesome deaths. He befriends another orphan named Nathaniel, learning to survive. The pair grow up to be con-artists, thieves, and tricksters that live by a noble code.
Nathaniel grew up as an orphan in the fabled City of Light. To survive, he learned to steal and lie his way through dangerous situations. He will talk his way out of a situation rather than risk harming another. Despite being a thief and con-artist, he follows a strict ethical code, proving he is a noble soul surrounded by corruption.
Zoe began life in one of the privileged families that live in luxury in the City of Light. Wanting to help others, she joined the city guard to protect the innocent only to discover they were just as vile as the self-proclaimed Elite. To fight against this, she has allied herself with a group of rebels resisting the realm's corruption.
In the ancient past, Yulia's father was king when her realm was attacked by a powerful sorcerer. During the assault on the castle, the princess and her family was murdered. For the last thousand years she has sought to break the curse placed upon her father, restore life to her kingdom, and get revenge against the ancient lich.
Ferot is leader of the descendants of wolves that were experimented upon by a group of sorcerers. He, like all of those within his community are able to take human form. His ancestors fled the threat of demons to the south only to become servants to the spirit of a king who uses them in an ongoing war against the lich that cursed him.
Vurian was among dozens of people wanting to explore magic in a time when most feared it. Escaping persecution, they established a place where experiments with this mystical force could begin. As centuries pass, they bestow wolves with the ability to take human form as their sorcery led to the creation of a new type of life.
Notwen was formed from magic to replicate the son of Vurian when he was ten years of age. He has since existed for nearly a century, barely escaping exile alongside the human progenitors and a purging of his kind by the Architect in a failed attempt to eliminate the demonic threat. He now serves as an informant for his father.
One of the earliest creations of the human residents of the Institute, Dargom's loyalty to Vurian never wavered, despite the attempts to do so by the Architect. When he and the other progenitors were sent into exile, he departed the Institute along with many others of his kind to established a new home in the southern region.
Created from magic by a human progenitor during the early years of the Institute, he quickly gained influence over others of his kind leading to a revolt. With their creators sent into exile, he positioned himself as leader as he transformed into what he considered to be a superior form of life in both mind and body.
Bonus Scene: Not Found In Book
In a movie/television presentation of Eclipse of the Sun... 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.
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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?
In the opening of the book, Nathaniel and Sebastian are about to be hung for the crime of attempted theft. Many of those who are attending are being forced to do so, a way to instill fear into the local community. Among them, at the front of the gathered crowd is the author. He is dressed in rags, blending in with a group that is covered in dirt and grime. Like most of the average citizens of the City of Light, he will appear defeated, sad, an unwilling participant of the event.