In a distant city, a secretive organization led by a shadowy figure initiates a sequence of cataclysmic events designed to wreak havoc across the planet, beginning with a remote mining site in northern Canada.
As the three worlds collide, unlikely heroes arise. Armed with powers entrusted to them by the ancient prophecy and the resilience of their life-long bond, the five teens take a stand against a malevolent foe.
ON HOW YOU CREATE PROPHECIES
Webster’s dictionary defines ‘prophecy’ as “a statement that something will happen in the future” or “the power or ability to know what will happen in the future”. In the Aegis League series, the prophecy is part of the ancient scriptures of an advanced civilization that mostly perished two-and-a-half millennium ago. A handful of survivors carry the prophecy to a new land where they share it and become one with the local inhabitants. This mysterious, hybrid race retreats to a secluded forest and dwells in a hidden valley for years to come.
I created the prophecy as a key element for the events that unfolds in the series, and I intend to reveal one verse through each book. It begins with a small aircraft with its wings on fire as observed by these mysterious people. This is followed by the arrival of five teenagers who are brought to the valley by enigmatic inhabitants of the forest, known to the people of the valley as the Guardians. I wrote the first two lines of the prophecy to foreshadow these events: “From the flames of Cerraco, five will arise/Saplings of Aegis, the bearers of light”. However, I also wanted to go beyond foreshadowing and provide some signs that would help the people of the village (specifically the Elders) determine if the five are indeed the ones from the prophecy:“Gaze upon them for portals that decipher/Shades of Earth, Sky, River, Mist and Fire.”
The prophecy also contains elements from both the advanced civilization and the Native American tribe. For example, “Saplings of Aegis” is a juxtaposition of the nature-based side of the tribe (‘Saplings’) and the more scholarly side of the advanced civilization (‘Aegis’). The same thing goes for the last two lines of the first verse, where ‘portals’ is used in conjunction with ‘Earth, Sky, River, Mist and Fire’.
S.S.Segran is the bestselling author of AEGIS RISING, the first book in the Aegis League Series. In crafting the premise for the novel, she drew from the inspiring imagery of the Pacific Northwest, the intriguing potential of the human mind and above all, her abiding love for adventure, science fiction and mystery stories. She enjoys drawing, horseback riding and is an ardent fan of parkour and freerunning. S.S.Segran is a proud member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets in British Columbia.
S.S.Segran is also the founder of Aegis League (www.aegisleague.org), a non-profit organization whose goal is to support youths living in places and conditions that deny them opportunities to grow. The mission of the organization is to provide life-skills training and micro-loan funding to help them launch small businesses in the communities where they reside. Partial proceeds from the sale of her books go to this cause.