Book: The Fourth Crystal (The Shahar Chronicle - Iddan Trilogy) by Kerry Dilloncategories: Book, Aliens, Magic, Sorcerers, Paranormal, Thriller, Adventure, Mystery, Cults, Violence, Teleportation, Science Fiction
Kerry Dillonabout this book: The Fourth Crystal came from my interest in Ancient Egypt and the Hebrew Ark. I noted the remarkable surge of civilization in Egypt around five thousand years ago, followed by a decline that occurred about the same time as the scriptures say God led the Hebrew tribe to the promised land.
This gave me the basis for a science fiction story where alien explorers from another universe, created a base in the area for a few hundred years while they charted a few of the closest galaxies. After first using the local assistance of the Egyptians, they finally abandoned them for the Hebrew tribe whose religious beliefs enabled them to accept them as the heavenly host.
The Great Pyramid, the Ark and the Rod of Aaron became the cornerstone of my plot, which grew into the fictional modern day rediscovery of the two Hebrew relics, and the latent magic with which they were imbued. This was one of my early manuscripts which was misplaced and lost, but I rewrote it in 2011, into the richer tale that it is today.
Towards the end of this rewrite, I looked again at another manuscript that I was well into, and I could see how this could be adapted to follow 'The Fourth Crystal', and so the idea of the 'The Shahar Chronicles' was conceived, and 'The Fourth Crystal' became the first book in the 'Iddan Trilogy' within those chronicles.
The title comes from an unusual crystal that was taken from an archaeological dig, and from the scenario that unfolds after a youth named Simon Hadley attempts to cut it with a laser, and inadvertently destroys it and unleashes ramifications that will eventually change his life forever. The cover was chosen to depict the antagonist of the trilogy expressing a threat of sorcery.
When an ancient Rod is stolen for the same dig, and alien magic gets into the hands of modern day evil, the world is faced with the spectre of changes that could distort or destroy centuries of growth and civilization. As Simon Hadley grows into manhood, changes from the same alien magic begin to swirl within him, and the ancient's long-laid plans begin to take affect.
Confrontation between the two forces is inevitable, but neither adversary is cognisant of the magnitude of what is now being slowly enacted, from plans formulated thousands of years ago.
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