The future is an ugly place, but we are not left without hope. Still, what is society supposed to make of ancient prophecies, Warrior children, swirling Signals, time-traveling Bearers, and an inescapable Virus? For Trok, these Kota prophecies mean little until the day comes when he is called to be the Marked children’s guardian. With Trok’s guidance, these four children must answer destiny’s call to fight the Dominion, an evil tyranny controlling the virus. Watching through time, Trok sees the bigger purpose behind all that happens, but how everything comes together surprises even him.
Targeted Age Group:
15 and up
I’ve settled on calling this book Christian Science Fiction, and that’s a pretty unique genre in and of itself. I don’t necessarily use typical Christian elements and my story is pretty dark, but the deeper message behind this story is definitely Christian. I also don’t necessarily use the standard kind of allegory, but instead I use a more scientific, literal interpretation of the battle between good and evil, Light and Dark.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Have fun! Go wherever your brain takes you and don’t worry so much about perfection, because exploring is one of the most enjoyable things about writing.
Sunshine Somerville lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She graduated from Cornerstone University in 2004 with a degree in English Literature and was awarded the 2004 English Award for Excellence, also self-publishing her first book that year. Besides writing, her creative outlets include painting and making feature-length, spoof movies such as “Love Not Really” and “I Knew What You Did Last Summer, Then I Forgot, But Now I Remember Again.” She also enjoys spending time outdoors on her family’s hunting preserve and is a huge “Arrested Development” and “Lost” fan. She would like to point out that, yes, this is her real name.