Please enjoy this guest post about the planet author Eleanor T Beaty would love to live on. The world she creates in Fallen Ruler is quite spectacular. I myself wouldn’t mind living on Ray, but to find out why, you’ll have to read my review later on today. Find out why Eleanor loves this planet below!
A Planet I would Love to Live On
Tsaen was the ruler of Ray, chosen by the Divine Spirit.
She was the third daughter born to poor farmers from the northern province of Lakan. At two, she spoke like a fifty-year-old scholar. The council, chosen for their evolved spirits, acted as the Rayan ruler’s right hand. They were his buffer, his ears and many times his mouth throughout the land. When Tsaen was brought to the Rayan council members, the ruler, Agrei, was nearing the end of his time and the council had begun its search for his successor. Rayan rulers were usually identified by the age of five. So, when Tsaen’s parents came asking for help, they saved the council a lot of time and trouble.
Ray is a learning planet. When I created it I had that in mind. On Ray three races coexist who complement each other. It’s a planet where internal growth is the most important objective. The power to change is all that matters. A spirit receives the opportunity to reincarnate in Ray due to merit achieved during their past life, where ever that was.
In Ray, it’s what you have inside that counts, therefore the physical characteristics of the Rayans are not one of beauty. They are exotic but not beautiful as per human criteria. They are bald, they have visible veins all over their body and they have goggle-like eyelids. There are three races of different skin color, blue- Mylleans, red- Oticians and gray- Calwens. The Mylleans are the original inhabitant of the planet and are the spiritual leaders, teachers and peacekeepers.
The other two races, the Calwens and Oticians, are transients. Whether they will stay depends on them. The color of their skin will vary in shades and the shade does have significance, but not like on earth. The skin color and tone indicates the path of life that spirit chose. They have a special birthmark – a strip of skin a quarter-inch wide, which runs down from beneath the ear to the base of the neck. This birthmark exposes the person’s true character. It’s an external proof of the internal content. The birthmark is a burden derived from their acts, the better the person the lighter that patch of skin. The birthmark will change according to the person’s attitudes.
I created Ray with what I wish we could have on earth, more transparency between people. When I see someone destroying other’s lives with lies and false promises I get angry and feel so small when nothing can be done to stop such people. The problem is most humans don’t want to change the system because they want to be that person, the one that builds an empire by destroying the gullible, the little guy with the big dream. I think it very hard to have faith in humans when you see what we are capable of doing to each other in the name of gain. Having money is good, but greed destroys everything in its path. I would move to Ray in second. I would, however, chose to be a Myllean, most likely a Lotvian warrior, but I know I’m not that evolved yet.
I am a strong believer in other planets. I can’t imagine such an immense universe with only us, imperfect beings, in it. Anyone who believes that doesn’t see what the human race is, babies still crawling. I believe there are others out there, much more advanced than we are. Some are good and some are bad.
I think we should wonder about why their presence has been reported so much more frequently lately. Is it because of all the wars going on? Perhaps they concerned we might self-destruct. Are they here to stop us from destroying our planet? If so that means the earth and its inhabitant play an important role in the balance of the universe, which unfortunately we don’t seem to take seriously. Our selfish acts might just impact the Universe. Farfetched?
About the Book, Author and more!
For sixteen years, Lya, has lived as a normal human, until her father, Walter, gets involved with the wrong people and puts Lya’s life at risk. During a visit to Miami, Lya’s older sister is kidnapped, and Lya and her father are subsequently taken hostage by Walter’s associates and forced to board a plane to India. When the plane lands in Delhi, Lya is rescued by three monks and taken to a Monastery. There her reality is shattered, when she learns the true identity of her rescuers and, even more surprisingly, herself. Lya is now faced with the toughest decision of her life. Can she live up to her ethereal destiny and save her family?
That is just one of three books on this tour. I started reading Fallen Ruler yesterday in my little house sitting oasis, and I have to say I like it ALOT. It would be safe to say that while I really enjoyed Veiled Mist, I LOVE Fallen Ruler that much more.
I like reading YA novels, and Beaty’s books are such a pleasure just to look at. The covers themselves have me intrigued and very excited to read. It’s turning out to be a great series, and I’m really looking forward to sharing another excerpt and a few guest blogs written by the author with you today. As I read/write these posts and my own review, I think this book’s world creation and character development are totally what’s keeping me reading. It may help that my favorite color is the blue/indigo spectrum…
About the Author
Eleanor T. Beaty is a Young Adult Paranormal author, her most recent novel “Veiled Mist” released on July 9, 2012.
A worldly person, Eleanor was born in beautiful Brazil and spent much of her childhood in several places (Argentina, Switzerland, and the US to name a few). She holds a BA in English Literature and is published in both Brazil and Turkey.
Eleanor loves spirituality and magic – both have allowed her to gain a strong grip on life and enjoy what it has to offer. She believes that everything has a reason and understanding those reasons help us deal with the difficult moments. Eleanor currently enjoys life with her husband in Brazil. You can find out more about her and her other books on her website.
You can find Eleanor T Beaty in all the usual places: her website, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ are a few great places to start. You can buy Fallen Ruler in ebook, and in paperback. If you liked Fallen Ruler and want more, you can find a list of her other works here.
Wanna win some prizes too? Just click the picture below to take you to the Fallen Ruler Rafflecopter page, or click this link to take you to the Kindle Paperwhite mega prize for the end of the 3 week tour. There’s still lots of time and 2 weeks left, so get in all the entries you can!
That’s all for this post, but you can check out the previous excerpts (found at the bottome of this post) and stay tuned for one more special excerpt before I post my own review later on today. I’m shooting for 4pm for that one, but no promises, as there are kitties, and they are amusing. (I’m house/cat sitting, and I love it. Best place to write ever!)
- What’s My Destiny you ask? (naimeless.wordpress.com)
- Veiled Mist: an Excerpt to help you settle in with Destiny (naimeless.wordpress.com)
- Where the Road to Tomorrow Leads (naimeless.wordpress.com)
- A Character that is Hard to Like…at First: Guest Blog by Eleanor T Beaty (naimeless.wordpress.com)
- Excerpt 2 Veiled Mist, a little more for your reading pleasure (naimeless.wordpress.com)
- What is Destiny, Really? (naimeless.wordpress.com)
- The Count Speaks His Mind A Guest Post for your Desinty (naimeless.wordpress.com)
- The world is a beatiful place (motivatingdaily.com)