Gods Of Gaia: The Bearer Of Hope, is a young adult fantasy that harkens to the world created by Robert E. Howard and drawn by Frank Frazetta. It is written with the language and veracity dispelled by the likes of David Liss (Benjamin Weaver story arcs) and John Connolly (Samuel Johnson’s saga). Add the ideas explored in Vonnegut’s Player Piano and Sirens Of The Titans, and you are starting to build the world of Gaia.
The Lord of Lords, Bell Duke, is on the precipice of ridding Gaia of all Humanoids. Yet, like most in positions of great power, he has dubiously undone all he has worked so arduously for in a moment’s notice. Vanity is usually the culprit, and it is no different here. Now, scrambling to keep his own undoing from spreading hope to his enemies and rivals, the Grand Emperor of the Nibru seeks to set in motion all machinations at his disposal to ensure success. He will deploy his spies, allies and war generals altogether to retrieve the one thing that could spoil his plan, HOPE. If need be, even war on all fronts must be had.
For HOPE must be crushed at all costs, even if that hope is your own child.
What if there was an advanced civilization that lived before us, and now lived amongst us? How would we turn out if we started interbreeding? How would religion aid in creating narratives to dominate the masses? What if those that ruled enjoyed above all else feasting on the flesh of their subjects?
Gods Of Gaia: The Bearer Of Hope should tuck neatly into the young adult fantasy fiction catalogue, but challenges its readers to reconceptionalize what the genre is while holding steadfast to the truth of all great fiction, critically thinking about our own place in the world.
Ian W. Marrero
Dr. Ian W. Marrero is a former real estate and family law attorney who has experience in both corporate and private practice, respectively.
Since 2010, Dr. Marrero has worked as a consultant, copywriter, stylist, and real estate office manager. Previously consulting for a prominent hedge fund and real estate development firm, Dr. Marrero authored SOYD’s workbook, Better Business Practices. Dr. Marrero also developed and taught a state grant funded twelve-week intensive Business Development Course.
Dr. Marrero received his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law, Newark, and is a self-published fictional author.