“A Deck of Shards”

What is the real inspiration for creating a broken universe?

As writers, one of the most important things we do is create worlds that cause our readers to reflect on the state of our own world. Earth is a diverse place with many belief systems. But some of these belief systems are so offended by others that they will oppress, humiliate, and even kill each other for the sake of how they see the world.

So what can we do about it?

In our novels, characters are rooted in societies separated in “shards,” microcosmic cultures that grow independently of each other. In our soon to be released novel, Child of Stone, there are two societies with opposing viewpoints who hate each other so deeply, that they have been trying to annihilate each other for 2,000 years. Though the novel pushes forward though adventure, excitement, and romance, the real question we are posing to our readers is, what could you do to stop it if you lived there?

We believe that it only takes a single visionary, someone who is willing to sacrifice their life to the fight, to change the world. That’s what our characters stand for: the right to live your life freely, to make your own choices. Other people’s view does not dictate your destiny. We want to inspire our readers to take up this cause and be the force of positive change in their own cities, in their own countries. To make a stand for freedom and choice. To protect those who do not have the means to protect themselves.

Just like Raeylan, Margariete, and Esilwen.

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About shardwell

C. Hall has been addicted to the many worlds of fantasy and science fiction all her life. She joined her first peer writers’ group in the sixth grade, joyfully sharing world building at a young age. A graduate of Southern Utah University, she now teaches at a local charter school. When she isn’t busy designing activities for her Mythology class or going on field trips with the Star Wars Club, she is spending time with her sister. C. Hall’s favorite authors include J.R.R Tolkien, J.K. Rowling and Tracy Hickman.

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