|About the Book|
What if the mythology of our world...was just the history of theirs?Demitra Hecataki is a spirited street magician from Greece who longs to escape her boring life in Athens. When she comes into the possession of a mysterious crystal on the night ofMoreWhat if the mythology of our world...was just the history of theirs?Demitra Hecataki is a spirited street magician from Greece who longs to escape her boring life in Athens. When she comes into the possession of a mysterious crystal on the night of her twelfth name day, it sets in motion a chain of events that are far beyond her control. Thrust into the strange world of Octavia, Demi will soon find herself in the midst of an adventure more dangerous than she had bargained for: one that could shape the future of an entire civilization.Octavia is a technologically-advanced place where magic and science are fused seamlessly, and the nurturing of one’s soul can unlock its ancient secrets. The Earthborn speak of legends, of heroes and villains that once lived and ruled the Heavens and the Otherworlds- heroes and villains who, in eons past, were worshiped as gods. This mythology, however, is known by another name to the many races of Octavia. They call it history.While humans entertain their young with fables of Ancient Egypt, Chinese folklore or fairytales from Celtic tradition, the Octavian museums display artifacts and weapons that once belonged to powerful kings like the Olympian Zeus and Odin the Allfather. But, the days of these renowned leaders are long gone, and Earth has forgotten about its alternate-dimensional sibling. Towering structures of gold and marble dominate the vast city skylines of Octavia where unlimited and renewable energy is sourced from celestial crystals, and majestic flying horses or colossal leviathans are the fastest way to travel between realms. It is a world where progressive societies of men, elves, shapeshifters, giants, centaurs, faeries, vampires, dragons and countless more ethnicities have formed a seemingly-harmonious civilization…one that was eventually doomed to unravel.Little does Demi know that just as the Octavians of eons past possessed extraordinary abilities on Earth, so do the Earthborn in Octavia. A new era of superheroes has begun.“The time has come for the Chosen to rise…”Axtelera Ray: Rise of Astrone is a series of six books which blend global mythology, real historical events, science fiction and superheroes to create an epic fantasy saga. This preview of the first novel, The Chronicles of Astrone, mainly follows Demitra’s story arc. In addition, to better reflect the format of the final edition, the prologue and the last chapter are told from the point of view of other characters. This book draws heavily from Norse mythology, but also incorporates Germanic, Slavic, Celtic, Greek, Roman, Chinese and Native American lore to create a unique story that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.Due for full release late 2015.