But three friends seek the light.
Together, they will Fall and be lost.
And at the very Root of darkness, they will find themselves.
But will it be enough to help them find their way home?
The World of Cerulean
Light and water flow from the ocean into the roots of the Great Trees, up through the boughs, and out over the lush canopies. But the once vibrant treescape has grown dim over generations of arboreal life, and the creatures of the forest have forgotten the light.
Barra, a young, willful Listlespur, finds her late father’s hidden journal, and reads about the old world and the mysterious plague her father believed destroyed it. He wrote that he warned the Elders. He urged them to take action. Those were his last words.
Together with her two best friends, Barra will explore every bark, wood, and leaf of the Great Forest to relight her world and complete her father’s story, even if she has to travel beneath the Fall.
Aaron Safronoff is author of the Discovery Award winning science fiction novel, Spire. Since his debut, he's published a sequel, Fallen Spire, and a novella of literary fiction, Evening Breezes.
Safronoff's diverse background includes the formal study of computer science, bio-chemistry, and culinary arts. However, most of his career has been in the videogame industry in quality, production, and design.
Today, Safronoff is the co-founder and Chief Storyteller of Neoglyphic Entertainment, and is busy writing his fifth novel, the second installment of the Sunborn Rising series.
After a while, Tory whispered, " What're we gonna do?" Barra was preoccupied and Plicks still had a detached glazed-over look in his eyes. Propping himself up, Tory reiterated, "No really, what's the plan?"
Barra was thinking about her father and the Root, trying to remember everything from the journal. She didnt appreciate the interruption. She glared at Tory and said, "Tonight? What do you want us to do? There's nothing we can do."
"We can't talk about it? Try to figure it out? We've got the time," Tory said, an edge of agitation in his voice. Of course, they were stuck. He knew they were stuck. He wanted to get unstuck. That was the idea.
Oblivious, Plicks said, "What do you think makes the light ripple like that?"
Tory threw his hands up, eyes rolling.
Barra scrutinized her fluffy friend, and wondered if he'd hit his head on the way down.
"All opinions are 100% honest and my own."
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