The Akasha Series
What makes a great series?
In my opinion, a great series is conceptualized and story-boarded long before the first book is published. A great series pulls elements and plot lines from all the novels and brings them together to tell a truly epic tale. A great series gives hints to future story lines long before you know what you're looking at.
That is what I am trying to accomplish here. Since I've conceptualized most of it, I'll give you a little taste (spoiler-free) of what is to come.
Book I- Passage
On sale early spring of 2018, Passage is the first book in The Akasha Series.
After discovering who they truly are, Charlie Damuzi and her mute twin brother Tirigan must flee the safety of their father’s arms and journey across the world to save their mother. Despite the lies their parents fooled them into believing, the twins want nothing more than to reunite their family. With new and confusing powers at their disposal, Charlie and Tirigan travel on high alert, desperate to keep the dangerous truth of their identity a secret. On their journey they befriend a family with secrets of their own. It is with a little help from these new friends that Charlie and Tirigan begin to realize the extent of their mother’s deceit, and the true scale of the power they possess.
Written mainly from Charlie’s perspective, Passage and Kindred are broken into two timelines. Charlie, confident and witty, speaks of the present. It's her voice on days one through thirty-nine . While Tirigan, heedful and logical, occasionally informs the reader of the twin’s future, beginning on day forty and ending on day forty-five. By reading from both perspectives, readers are offered not only more insight into the story but also more clarity in how Charlie and Tirigan view each other and themselves.
Family. Deception. Power. Destruction.
All of it begins on day one.
Book II- Kindred
Kindred is Part II of Passage, the debut novel in The Akasha Series. It was released March 2019.
In Kindred, we pick up right where we left off in Passage. Both Charlie and Tirigan continue their separate timelines in the story. At the end of Kindred, their timelines merge and their story continues.
The tone of Kindred is mostly peaceful, with short bursts of overwhelming fear and distrust. The twins continue to educate themselves on their powers with the help of their new friends, while delving deeper into their mother's past. There is action, illness, heartbreak, and a whole lot of deception.
The world is even more developed in Kindred, as are the characters, and by the time Kindred is finished, there are more questions than answers.
And the epilogue?
It's a doozy.
Novella I- Captive
Captive is the first companion novella in the Akasha Series. There will be several character profiles in this series, which will dissect certain characters and their motivations. The first one is devoted to Finn, the affable train station employee that crosses the Damuzi twins path in both Passage and Kindred. This novella is an opportunity to learn more about the Akasha world from a different perspective, as well as challenge readers to confront a very harsh reality: we can never truly know anyone.
Book III- Salvage
Salvage picks up seconds after Kindred is finished. It will be released 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2020.
As the Damuzi twins investigate the Dynami faction, secrets and lies that surround Calla are viciously revealed, and Charlie and Tirigan aren't prepared to deal with the fallout.
The tone of Salvage is heated, dark, and menacing. Everyone is angry and trust is hard to find. There is a lot of action and more than one death by the end of the book. Charlie makes new friends, lovers, and enemies. Tirigan tries to overcome that which keeps him from truly opening up.
Novella II- Avias
I can’t talk about Avias’ novella without giving away major plot points of Salvage. Just know it will follow directly after the events of Salvage.
Novella III- Bo
I can’t say a single thing about this novella, but the tone will be lighter than the other novellas, with a more insistent thread of hope.
Book IV- Cull
The tone of Cull is extremely dark. The themes are: solitude, depression, and loss. Eventually those themes transform into hope, recovery, and the will to survive. I can't give you much more than that without spoiling things. Just know there will be a major discovery in this book and it'll be a hell of a ride.
The epilogue of Cull gives us a hint as to what a certain characters has been up to lately.
Novella IV - John
This novella is devoted to John and his perspective from the moment the twins leave him in the jungle, all the way to the present. There will be insights into his past and his character's motivations.
Book V- Resuscitation
Resuscitation is largely about new beginnings and molding life into what works for you, not what works for everyone else. The question of "speciesism" arises, and the Efforos faction gets looked at under a microscope.
Novella V- Calor
Calor’s Novella will be a flashback to the beginnings of his relationship with Avias. For this reason, it’s release may be moved up or pushed back depending on the story flow of the series.
Novella VI- Calla
You only have to wait five books and five novellas to finally get the real and complete story from Calla, Charlie and Tirigan's mother, herself. That's not too long to wait, is it?
Book VI & VII- Arrival Parts I & II
These novels are prequels, written from Talibat Damuzi's perspective. Remember him? Our mysterious prologue author! These books are about the Anunnaki returning to earth after the earth is partly restored to its original form. We get to see the first Anunnaki and Tesséra meeting after the impact, and we learn what truly happened to cause the two species to split the world in half.
Novellas VII- Kor
Kor’s novella will focus on his childhood, and the events that lead up to the current point in the series.
Novella VIII- Porter
This novella is devoted to a character named Porter. I can't tell you a thing about him or entirely too much will be revealed. Let's just say, he's a pivotal character that brings a lot to the story.
Books VIII, IX, & X
The final books in The Akasha Series will wrap up the series. I know how I want it to end, and I've got quite a few plot points figured out, but as I've stated elsewhere, you have to let your characters guide you. So, I am leaving some things open for adjustment and character growth.
In these last novels there will be more than one epic battle between species and factions. There will be a lot of love and loss. Missing or absent characters will return and beloved characters will have to say goodbye. There will be a lot of unanswered questions until, finally, everything is laid bare.
I won't guarantee you a happy ending, but I can guarantee you a satisfying one.
Novella X- Neva
Neva is introduced at the very end of Kindred. This extremely complicated woman plays an integral role in the series. Her novella be released after Book VIII.
Novella XI- TBA
This novella will be devoted to a character that I have yet to name. They become a very important person in Tirigan's life and will definitely deserve a companion piece of their own. It will be released after Book IX.