Here is a super early sneak peek of my new Young Adult book Consanguinity. Fair warning – it’s completely unedited and all names may be changed in the editing process. Enjoy and please let me know what you think.
Consanguinity – relationship by descent from a common ancestor; kinship (distinguished from affinity). … lineage, agnate, cognate, affiliation, kindred, strain, connection, race, affinity, kin, brotherhood, sisterhood, kinship, filiation, kindredship
the quality or state of being consanguineous persons related by consanguinity
2: a close relation or connection
Many people believe that time is like a river, moving only in one direction, and that the only world that exists is the one in which they live. Time, however, is not like a river; it is more like a tree with branches that touch, and overlap. There are many times, many worlds, many dimensions; ours is not the only one. At one time, the boundaries between these words were thin, and people passed between them easily, much like a squirrel scampering through the trees.
Pangen was one of those worlds. It was a world where magic was an everyday part of life ruled by a quadrumvirate made up of the four most magical people of Pangen. Not everyone had magic abilities, but those that did, the leaders, the teachers and the healers shared their power and their knowledge with all. It was like an Eden, but like the Eden of the bible, Pangen had its own snake. There was a group of people who felt that magic should be hoarded, not shared, and those without should at the very least serve those with magic, at worse, they should be eradicated. They were called the Turynium.
In a senseless civil war, the Turynium overthrew the governing powers of Pangen, and many innocent people died. Some with magic were able to flee, helping those with power to escape to our world. They crossed time and dimensions to land in what we call the Lost Continent of Atlantis. When they fled, they took with then an icon called the Syngern. This icon contained the memories and magic of those who came before them and would continue to do so into infinity. As they fled, they sealed the portals they used to escape, effectively sealing the Turynium in Pangen forever, or so they thought.