THE LOCK KEEPER
©2010 Bonnie Watson
The rate that humans consume energy for magical purposes is growing. To those who have shared this energy through Nature are now facing certain extinction. But the greatest power of all has yet to be discovered.
To best protect its treasure, Nature locks it away in an unbreakable chest. Thus the chest is hidden deep within a place no human dared venture unprepared. To break its seal, one must first find the guardian, one that bares the protected symbol over the heart. A key, shaped and sharpened to perfection, is cast away into the endless depths of the fiery chasms beyond the sea. Only when all three are together can the chest be open. But to do so, a life must be lost, a heart must be broken, and a soul must be restored to its proper place. The balance of magic hangs by a thread.
Name: Eamon Lorccàn
Meaning: Fierce Guardian
Purpose: Guards both the chest and key, but does not know its true purpose to the balance
Purpose: To locate the lock and key in order to open the chest of forbidden secrets
Purpose: A scavenger from the last war. Discovers the lock and seeks the secrets of the chest in hopes of ending all future wars
Name: Dareth Hartmoore
Purpose: King of the Insguard Isles. Believes opening the chest will separate the land more so than it already is, and swears to protect its secrets.
Name: Cophen Hopeland
Purpose: Chosen to seek out both lock and key - a spy between several individuals.
Name: Hammond Ratphpitter
Purpose: Is responsible for the first series of attacks that ravage the lands. Masterminds the consumption of energy from the land. Believes finding the priceless chest will help him control the uncivilized and become a great power source.
“Even I do not know what’s inside, for if I did it wouldn’t be a secret, now would it?”
~ Wick ~
“Bringing it here will only destroy what I swore to protect, and by my life will I uphold that promise!”
~ Dareth ~
“You protect a secret that you yourself do not even know until it’s opened, and when it you’ll never know whether that secret was meant to help, or to hurt… Don’t talk to me about what’s fair! You chose your fate. Now I’m choosing mine.”
~ Hammond ~
“Brings a whole new meaning to ‘guarding with your life’, doesn’t it?”
~ Wick ~
“So the legend is true. There really is such a thing as a ‘living’ lock.”
~ Skype ~
“Don’t look at me! It wasn’t my idea to journey into Hell for something you ‘think’ looks like a key!”
~ Hope ~
“The Roseepod People spoke of a chest. They said it contained a secret only one person is allowed to hear.”
~ Karin ~
Sunday, January 31, 2010
THE LOCK KEEPER
Friday, January 29, 2010
I came up with an idea that there should be different types of Lo-ans'rel (for later use in other books). Basically, Lo-ans'rel are Healers with the ability to shift into animals depending on the region they live in. The region would offer a type of elemental energy to use for their magic. There are four basic elements: earth, air, water, and fire.
Blue Moon Rising Series mainly focuses on woodland Healers. But say they wanted to switch over to a new element and live in the ocean. They would have to purge their original shifting abilities in order to take on the salty forms of the sea. Doing so would mean they could only change elements once more before it became permanent.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Characters from left to right: Billy, Gabe, Freddy, Eva, Sandra, Simon, Tabby, Thomas....and Doc will be somewhere once I figure out where he's going. Right now he's chilling at the top like some mad scientist about to make pudding out of monkey brains...
I like this version better because the first one had the characters standing around like they were posing for mug shots or something. Very boring. Thanks to Gabe staring at Simon's leg like he wants to hump it, the symmetrical feel has been thrown off. Now interest in the piece seems to hold better, especially since Billy back there has a joint. Sorry Freddy, no smokey for you today (note the turned head like he's totally disgusted - not intentional - but that's what happens when an artist decides to move people around).
Monday, January 4, 2010
Four more characters need to be jammed onto the front, then will start sketching out the back cover. I need to know how much room to give the spine. That will help determine how much room I'll need for the front. Don't they look like comic book characters at the moment? X-Men wannabees! Da da dum!