Fellow author Dawn Chapman has been writing professionally since 2005 when she first started writing scripts. So far, three of her shorts have been produced, and she already has a couple of IMBD credits from her work. In fact, she is excited to announce that one of the films that she was lucky to be part of, Tailgate, premiers on the 15th of October 2016! Mark your calendars, and check it out here when it goes live!
Her book The Secret King: Letháo (TSK) began its journey in 2007 when the original idea came to her in a dream. At the time she had the dream, she was stuck at home bored because she had broken her hand at work. “I’m not one for being bored, so I picked up this dream and wrote my first Feature Film.” she says. At the time she was part of a BBC script writing critique group, and the feedback she received broke her. Eventually she recovered from this setback in her career. She adds, “…it also made me who I am and TSK what it is today.”
Here’s a bit of background to her story:
The Royal Pendant is a channeling device made from an ancient crystal called the Tromai. This enhances the King’s already immense powers to help control and maintain his society. The King, Kendro, is bound to all of his people the Aonise. He can sense, feel and hear everything they do. Something which might well drive most men insane, but without these ties his society many years ago was nothing more than a warring race. The Aonise birthmark is also a link to their powers, an energy called Croex. This comes from the living energy around them and is channeled through their hearts, the Routui. The larger and more detailed the birthmark, the more powerful the Aonise. For the Aonise, life isn’t all fun and games. They fight as warriors, and this causes great divide between the powerful Aonise and the weaker Heaiko. When the King’s father realizes that their sun is dying, their society is thrown into chaos.
Dawn’s book The Secret King: Letháo takes place immediately following this background. Here is a description of what takes place in this first installment of the series:
Kendro, King of the Aonise, can do nothing to prevent their sun from collapsing, consuming their home planet Letháo in a single fiery blast. Running out of time and options, he evacuates the entire population, setting off into the unknown galaxy in four crowded ships. Under constant danger from their ancient enemy, the Zefron, treasonous dissent seeps into his inner circle. Threatened inside and out, Kendro struggles with who to trust, until a mysterious vision finally brings hope to the distraught King. A new home awaits the Aonise, if Kendro can only unite them long enough to survive the journey.
Dawn Chapman went on to write 13 episodes of TSK, defining the genre as Science Fantasy & Space Opera. She explains, “Together with my co writer and artist we put together the whole package and franchise that is TSK, forming TSK Productions Ltd. Our main idea is to bring the world of TSK to life on many levels. From the novels, short stories, to comics and audiobooks. We’ve also been working on an animation short, but that’s a while off yet.”
TSK also has it’s own constructed language (conlang) which was developed by one of today’s most prestigious Constructed Language specialists, Trent Pehrson. This conlang includes a full dictionary and book that is available for TSK members only.
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