Keepers of the Koru, More Tales of TerraTopia
Soar a Burning Sky, Part I
Steven & Vicki Beck
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Keepers of the Koru is an epic fantasy series that opens with an appeal for help from Sequoia & the Emerald Guard, protectors of the Koru—the balance between Earth and Earth’s spirit world, TerraTopia.
Dear Human Friends,
Since the first Ticking when the turning of the Great Clock of Stars began, the destinies of Earth and TerraTopia have been entwined. For centuries, the twin realms have existed in harmony, the delicate balance crucial to their survival.
But like a meteor scarring the heavens, prophecy foretold a great crisis. The health of Earth would deteriorate, yet unlike a true reflection, our home, TerraTopia, would suffer first.
Regrettably, that time has come.
Even as I write, war envelops TerraTopia, dividing its people, many challenging their allegiance to your world. With nightmarish Skaarsgard hunting any who rebel, a growing number of TerraTopians feel if they are to survive, contact between our dominions must be severed.
You know as I do that the ‘body’ cannot live with the ‘soul.’ Please help us. Time is short…
Thus, TerraTopia now teeters toward The Falling. Earth’s deterioration has bred disease in TerraTopia, destroying the land and upending its weather. Consumed by greed and emboldened with self-importance, StormWing, one of the Emerald Guard’s Earth-born apprentices known as a TerraKoru, has seized upon The Falling to usurp control.
Reluctantly, NightFire, the last of her kind, emerges from hiding. She fears she is the Netherchild—the being without birth or death, the prophetic progenitor of The Falling. If she fails to act, she not only jeopardizes TerraTopia’s future, she condemns the Earth to die. She must summon help despite the danger to any who heed the call—new apprentices from Earth, her only real hope. Little can she imagine the four who her emissaries, the Dragonflies, will choose…
So unfolds Book One, Part I of Soar a Burning Sky, Keepers of the Koru.