Debut of Science Fiction/Fantasy Apocalyptic Novel Coincides With the End of the Mayan Calendar

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Author Krystyna Faroe releases novel “Elanclose” to correspond with the apocalyptic predictions for 2012.

“Elanclose” by Krystyna Faroe

By starting from a new beginning I was able to make an imaginary world that realized the significance of the natural elements and their importance but as with the real world a utopia is short lived, and the fight to keep it is always on going.

In Krystyna Faroe’s newly released novel “Elanclose” the reader is pulled into the Science Fiction/Fantasy world of the post-apocalyptic year 2032. Its release in June 2012 coincides with the final year of the Mayan calendar, which some predict to be the end of the world. “Elanclose” involves the reader in the lives of the survivors of “the Devastation” an apocalyptic event that has destroyed almost everything and occurred in the year 2026. Only children aged twelve years and under survived the destruction. Now six years later the older children are aged eighteen, they have developed their own clans and are content with life until an unknown called Kisin threatens them all. The author’s character Kisin is also linked to the Mayans, named after the skeletal death god who was banished to the underworld in Lacandon religion (Lacandons are descendants of the Maya). As in the Lacandon religion Kisin is angry and demanding of those around him. Kisin threatens to destroy the clans with his technological skills, overwhelming the protagonists whose lives are relatively simple. The cruel strength that Kisin wields is one they do not understand and cannot ignore. Following his directions they embark on a dangerous journey.

The novel “Elanclose” presents us with a world of re-growth after vegetation has been destroyed and all animals wiped out. We are presented with the fact that things do not stay the same. Often in times of duress adaptation takes place to create something stronger. A more durable plant grows; trees that are stronger and more resilient. This also applies to the children, they have learned without guidance from adults on how to live, build and plan. The clans have developed their own laws, follow their own logic, but when they are all drawn together they find their ideas are not the same, nor are their rules.

The author’s characters develop in subtle but definite ways. The reader becomes aware of their advancing maturity and education as they lose their naivety. Their experiences mold them, producing the good and bad within them. The author plays with situations and her character’s responses; in doing so she whisks the reader away and skillfully places them in the character’s place to experience the emotional turmoil they must overcome. As the characters show integrity and strength in exciting and moving incidents, the reader becomes entangled in their sensations and emotions, eventually becoming happily exhausted by the sweeping events they are pulled into.

Krystyna lives in rural Ontario where she practices organic farming. Moving from the city she enjoyed the learning curve from being a white collar worker to a worker of the land. The experience encouraged her to write about the events and also create the post-apocalyptic novel “Elanclose”. Krystyna says “I felt the values of the land, nature and the balance of things were being lost. By starting from a new beginning I was able to make an imaginary world that realized the significance of the natural elements and their importance but as with the real world a utopia is short lived, and the fight to keep it is always on going.” Krystyna has published books and articles in North America and internationally; she is presently working on her follow up to “Elanclose” with her sequel “Aqueous Passage”.

“Elanclose” is published in e-book format by eBookIt.com and is available from on line stores: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, Readerstore, Google's ebookstore and Ingram Digital. For more information visit http://www.elanclose.ca

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