A Throne of Souls
Charles W. McDonald Jr.
We, the seeds of Humanity, are all the descendants of hardened criminals, fighting to survive the unmaking of A Throne of Souls…
A Throne of Souls is a revolutionary fusion of fiction and nonfiction, unlike anything you have ever experienced before.
A Throne of Souls Product Description
“We, the seeds of Humanity, are all the descendants of hardened criminals, fighting to survive the unmaking of A Throne of Souls.”
A revolutionary and thoughtfully-researched, nonlinear, textured, layered, and nuanced telling of the Human origin story and the story of Creation itself, wrapped inside a fictional love tale between Damon the Banished and Dallia. A story meant to invoke, awaken and arouse all of your senses, and most especially your critical thinking abilities. There are dark truths intended to be uncovered here—not that they weren’t always there but that you had been purposely blinded to them in plain sight. This is the one story I believe I was put here on earth to tell because of its incalculable ramifications for Humanity, and I hope you will pay close attention to every single word in this story because every single word is precisely placed, chosen and designed to show you what you were never meant to see.
Because this story is told asynchronously, you can start with any novel of your choosing, but if I may suggest that you start with Book 4: The Rise of Hope, I think you will thank me for that recommendation, which will compel you to read the others and establish a metaphysical framework for understanding the whole of the story. You may also choose to start with Book 1: A Kingdom Forgotten, which will establish the multi-world framework for the telling of the story. Or you can start with any other book in between. But because I provide a current Glossary of Terms and a Glossary of Characters in each of book of the series, you can start with any book of your choosing. Whichever appeals to you most.
This is a five-plus-one-world story of Creation, with those five worlds being: Perion (Book 1), Kaleion (Book 2), Graelon (Book 3), Terran (Book 4), and Setinon (Book 5). The plus-one being: The Pleiadian system mentioned throughout the series, and especially driven in Book 4: The Rise of Hope.
Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect in each:
Book 1: A Kingdom Forgotten focuses primarily on establishing the nature of the multi-world Human origin story. Of non-terrestrial Humans. It also picks “a” beginning for the telling of this story, not necessarily “the” beginning, which is more uncovered in Books 4 and 5: The Rise of Hope and The Veil of White respectively. AKF introduces a magic system unique to the telling of this story, as well as the multi-faceted genre required to tell this story. For example, many stories you’ll read are one-genre-only stories: fantasy, sci-fi, thrillers, etcetera. This story is a murder mystery, history, hard science, sci-fi, fantasy, military fiction, and romance, and covers many subject domains of expertise. AKF’s role is to establish this multi-genre framework necessary for the telling of this unique story that seamlessly blends fiction and non-fiction such that the reader can’t really tell where one ends and the other begins.
Book 2: Black Mirrors of the Soul is a beautifully-told romantic tale of Damon the Banished’s early life and homeward of Kaleion, and all of the characters Damon grew up with that made Damon who he is today. It is a prequel/sequel full of history and intrigue wrapped inside a beautiful and heart-wrenching love story between Damon and Dallia, unlike anything you’ve ever read before. This is actually the first of the books I started in this story. One that sat on the shelf the longest until my dreams finished it in a series of furious writing sessions that shot the book from my hands in a few short months after it had sat idle for over 26 years. I dare say the flow of this book is better than any of the others because these characters are so well-known to me and it is the most character-driven story of the entire series. When you know your characters intimately you can just put them together in a choreographed event and the story will write itself. This is the best way to describe the way Black Mirrors of the Soul came into being. It was both the hardest and easiest to write of the entire series. And it shows….
Book 3: The Fall of Hate focuses on the necessary transformation of Damon the Banished into the Damon we needed him to be. The Damon who would carry our burden, and his, to its necessary conclusion. While this book has a focus on Graelon and its colonies, it purposefully turns the corner in this story and places you in the home stretch as mystery gives way to answers, but there is still much to learn. And you will be shown….
Book 4: The Rise of Hope focuses on Earth (Terran), and as such, you’ll see the plethora of research in the credits section, because unlike any of the other books, this story had to be accurate to a hidden history of Man (the fourth-cycle of Man or fifth root-race of Man) while dovetailing the fiction into the non-fiction in such a way as to blur where one ends and the other begins. Quite frankly, I was warned not to publish this story as anything other than fiction, and I took that threat seriously. TROH beautifully finishes the transformation of Damon the Banished into Damon the Love and Light of Dallia, and the champion, anti-hero of Man. And while Damon is still very much Damon, his true self comes on display as shadow yields (somewhat) to destiny. The end is approaching and it will be…everything I have promised. And more….
Book 5: The Veil of White is meant to bring the mystery into the Light. To show you the who, the what, the where, the when, and most importantly the why. It illustrates the furious conclusion of the fight for Man’s independence from the meddling of others who would seek to control and enslave us. It is the heartbreaking truth you knew but feared to speak, for saying it aloud would manifest it into being before you were ready to accept its consequences and reality. It is the want yielding to the necessary. And the truth you need to hear. Regardless of how very painful, and liberating, it might be.
I hope this verbose product description helps.
What is A Throne of Souls and how is it different from a classical anthology or epic fantasy literature?
A Throne of Souls is the nonfiction story of Creation and the Human origin story told asynchronously and from the perspective of multiple characters sometimes even within the same scene.
How is A Throne of Souls both fiction and nonfiction?
The primary topic and narrative around the nonfiction story of Creation/Human origin story is wrapped inside a fictional love tale between Damon the Banished and Dallia, where fact and fiction are seamlessly woven together in such a way that it's hard to tell where the fact ends and the fiction begins. You'll also see this through the extensive research gone into especially the Terran-driven components of the story, of which there are many. Over 700 man hours has gone into the research aspect of A Throne of Souls to date, and I'm certain it will approach 1,000 hours before I'm done.
Reading this story, can, at times, feel surreal in its immersion into realism then stretching one's belief system into a shared co-creative consciousness of our quantum holographic reality. It carries with it an ever-present epic sensation that will constantly remind the reader of a big-screen or screenplay adaptation effect.
Who is the primary audience for A Throne of Souls?
Anyone who is curious about where we came from and why. Especially the intellectually curious who are willing to expand their thoughts into paradigms that might test or break their existing paradigms. It is most especially tailored to those who think "unconventionally" about many subject domains and those who have a healthy libido.
What intellectual genres does A Throne of Souls cover?
Science Fiction (hard)
How does A Throne of Souls capture a unique telling of the tale of Creation?
I have had many people ask me a question similar to this... When I consider most stories that cover the topic of Creation as a central theme in their content, they are mostly religion-driven. Some are more esoteric in nature—the mother cosmos and such. This is not anything of that nature at all. It is largely driven by the Universe as it is—not how we would like it to be to conform to classical laws of nature. I might be making up scenes and characters and some events, but the behavior of the Universe—as described in this series—will not be 'made up.' I'm going to give it to you in the most unvarnished way I know possible and it's going to annihilate the belief system of most people who read it. It's going to make you question EVERYTHING you thought you knew as 'certainty.' This series is not for the timid. It is for the bold truth-seekers that are daring enough to ask the hard questions about what our reality is and is not—those brilliant people who want to be entertained by characters some two-and-a-half decades in the making and guided to profound questions that may challenge your belief system but make you stronger for it. These are the people who need to read this series. If you have ever pondered and considered that Creation must be more than what you were told in school or church, you were right! Keep reading because my fictional tale is going to connect some very big and very real dots for you and I truly believe it will leave you astonished at the end...
Some other oddities about A Throne of Souls include:
A Series that is broken into parts, and chapters, and has sprinkles of poetry throughout with undeclared dialogue tags. In other words, I'll give you a section like the following and not tell you who said it to whom or why:
"I am the immutable truth,
The key of Creation,
The key of Unmaking,
The I Am,
And the Eternal.
Know thee, and know thine Architect."
I could go on and on and on about all the things that make A Throne of Souls totally unique, but I don't have that kind of time and neither do you. Just pick up A Kingdom Forgotten and within the first 100 pages, you'll see what I mean. Within the preface of each book, I try to set the stage for some of these unique characteristics, but just to set the expectation, you'll see things like:
360-degree perspective (even within the same scene) done as if it were a camera angle in a screenplay. Why did I do this? Well, I expect A Throne of Souls to be adapted to screenplay one day and this will make it a much easier task when that day comes.
Reserved words... Words like Hate, Hope, Humanity, Creation, Universe, etcetera are capitalized and/or usually emphasized depending on their usage. Also, titles (Black Mirrors of the Soul, The Fall of Hate) are occasionally used throughout the story and you'll see their text handled accordingly. These differences are done with intent. It's not a mistake nor an editing error.
That concludes all my disclaimers for now. If I didn't scare you off and you're still reading, pick up a copy of A Kingdom Forgotten and read it with an open mind, casting off the lens of your upbringing. Let it take you where it needs to take you. Allow it to plant the seeds of doubt to your known knowns, and allow it to encourage you to ask questions. This is one of the purposes of the series with the other major purpose being to blow your mind while entertaining you all along the way. And, at the end, I will deliver that "HOLY SHIT" moment for you. Please enjoy it.
This book is designed to give you the blueprint of the series, but will be reread by many with lens anew once the entire series is finished to see that the clues were there all along. It's designed to give you the
A Kingdom Forgotten (Book 1 of A Throne of Souls)
framework for the radically new storytelling method found only in A Throne of Souls as well as to provide a theme of the 'what' and the 'when.'
Black Mirrors of the Soul (Book 2 of A Throne of Souls)
This book is designed to give you (as a theme) the 'who' and the 'why,' but does so in the most beautifully told way taking you much deeper into both the backstory of Damon and the roots
of many of the storylines. This is where you start to see the level of complexity really making sense and you see the enormity of the mosaic I'm revealing before you a piece at a time.
The Fall of Hate (Book 3 of A Throne of Souls)
Book 3 of 5 is now generally available. In this novel, I'll show you the enormity of the hard science elements in this storyline in addition to a ton of backstory and character development, bringing
together many of the darkest threads of this engaging tale of Creation. For the first time, the entirety of the mosaic of A Throne of Souls will be revealed in vivid details certain to shock.
A Throne of Souls
What do you see in this image?
Is this story Christian or Pagan...?
How about neither...and both and so much more!
When you start reading A Throne of Souls, I'm going to start throwing a lot of concepts, ideas, terminology, and practices at you that might 'appear' familiar territory for you, but I can assure you that your need to pay attention to the potential for disinformation in those moments is higher than at any other. I love to use disinformation.
Knowing this, when you read this 'prophetic declaration' at the beginning of each novel, what is it that you really see when casting off the lens of your upbringing?
The World of Perion...
One of the five worlds of the Seeds of Humanity...
With a story spanning eons, I could have started with any of the Seeds of Humanity worlds, but I wanted to start in the middle of the story and work my way towards the edges in a nonlinear fashion so as to dole out the information (especially the backstory) in stages commensurate with the foreknowledge to afford the most compelling delivery for a story worthy of its own storytelling methodology.
Perion was seeded by one of the most powerful of the four brothers (Alexelio). This once-virgin world took on his vision and his image, developing into a largely agrarian society filled with magic, but over time and upon his death, Perion's view of magic became distorted from his original vision—to one of disdain for what this world calls 'lameans'—those who bend arcane to their will.
Lameans are largely tolerated—albeit with trepidation. Click here to learn more.
The World of Kaleion...
One of the five worlds of the Seeds of Humanity...
Kaleion is the homeworld of Damon, Kellen, Goldenbow, Illirian Starfire, Evanyil, and many other great and powerful characters in the story A Throne of Souls. Founded by the greatest of the four brothers (Durial), it seeded the universe with the most powerful mages known to Mankind. With magnificent twin moons, temperate climates, and majestic vistas, it's often thought to be the most beautiful and elegant of all the Seeds of Humanity.
Kaleion provides the backdrop for birth Damon's quest into the Monuments of Creation—the first of many puzzles in the great mosaic landscape that is A Throne of Souls. Kaleion's major feature is the Trident—a great mountain range running largely north and south along the main continent. The Trident is often a landmark for many compelling events that transpire, especially in Black Mirrors of the Soul.
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The World of Eden...
NOT one of the five worlds of the Seeds of Humanity, Eden is the site of refuge created by Damon to withstand and survive the execution of his Master Plan.
You see Eden under development in both A Kingdom Forgotten and especially in Black Mirrors of the Soul, but in The Fall of Hate (Book 3 of A Throne of Souls) you begin to see its real purpose for the future as well as its backstory with the indigenous life that once called it home.
Built with a mixture of the latest technologies afforded by both Humans and aliens alike, Eden offers a staggering level advancements in medicine, biology, science, technology, engineering, and math.
I'll give you two critical hints. Pay attention to the making of Durial's Eye and of the use of magic in combination with technology. These concepts are crucial to the understanding of several of the storylines in A Throne of Souls.
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The World of Graelon...
One of the five worlds of the Seeds of Humanity...
Settled by Pierio, Graelon is the homeworld of Elise Day, Leah, and many other great and powerful characters in the story A Throne of Souls. Founded with the specific intent to test the boundaries of the marriage between technology and magic, Graelon and its Colonial outposts were designed by Perio to find the answers most necessary to unmake the agenda of the Eye of Time by finding its weaknesses. The great unmaking owes its roots to the work done here and those who paid for that work with their lives.
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