08 May, 2019

#SpeciaFeature :: #GuestPost - How it started by Vignesh Ravichandran



*** Special Feature - May 2019 ***

About the Book:
Empyrea, an island in the Andromeda galaxy belonging to planet Vathura is serene. Everywhere your eyes turn, you will feast on the lovely birds singing their heart out in the lush green vegetation. Osiris Mysterio ruled the regions of Empyrea with his brother Tyrant Seth and with their children Pitheceus Babi, Kraity Wadjet, and Horus Mysterio.

5000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians were the only humans to receive the invitation to enter Empyrea. They gladly on-boarded into a Pegasus chariot and took their journey to Empyrea. Their journey is indescribable. Empyrea by itself was like a fairy-tale garden, an ocean of flowers and exotic trees.

As the Egyptians went further inside Empyrea, they saw its netherworld. They had mixed feelings when they saw the triangle shaped tombs and the bizarre headhunting people. Empyrea also had the blood-curdling creatures like the deadly dinosaurs, gigantic snakes, furious apes, ruthless rhino’s, massive mastodons and many other creepy creatures. This showed the power of the Empyrean Army and that no other army could survive their wrath.

The Emperor Osiris and the kings ruled Empyrea with powerful Scepters. With those powers, they were not only considered as kings but also worshipped as Lords. The Lords with the help of their scepter had the crucial power to transform themselves into giant creatures.

Egyptians while departing from Empyrea was gifted with a shortcut portal to earth and also with some people and creatures of Empyrea to build the Empramids in Egypt. Overwhelmed with happiness they took the shortcut door and returned to Egypt.

However, the happiness was short-lived in Empyrea. The Empire of Empyrea was betrayed for ruling earth avariciously. Somehow the Emperor of Empyrea locked the shortcut portal and asked the Egyptians to safeguard it. The Egyptians, on the other hand, failed to safeguard the portal. And some gangsters accidentally opened the shortcut door in 2017 A.D, entered Empyrea, and inadvertently got access to the Lord scepters.

So, now the Earthians were left with no choice but to battle against the merciless predators and headhunting people in their heroic journey. Their ultimate fate lied in an empire beyond imagination. They would take their stand against the powerful lords, who brutally led their people to war against planet Earth.

Did the gangsters protect the earth from danger, or left the other world to accomplish their tyrant rule on Earth? Explore the world of Empyrea to unravel the truth behind this mystery.

Book Links:
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Favorite Author:



My favorite author is Shakespeare. I grew up reading his wonderful stories in my academic books and every time when  I read his stories it feels like they are happening next to me. He pulls us into his stories. Hamlet is my favorite story by the Author.

Favorite Fictional Character:

My all time favorite fictional character is Dobby. Dobby was someone who gave Harry a lot of trouble, but he also became one of young Potter's closest friends and allies. He did everything he could to do what was right and was loyal to those who proved themselves as trustworthy to him, whether that was Harry Potter, Hermione, or his old friend, Dumbledore. My favorite dialogue of dobby is, “Dobby will have to punish himself most grievously”.

How it started: 
It all began 7 years ago, when I was pursuing my under graduation in RKM Vivekananda College. A group of us planned to launch a weekly campus magazine featuring comics, short stories, poetry, cultural events etc. And, this is the time when I experienced the small plot about my debut novel Empyrea in my nightmare. I managed to develop my nightmare and shared about the idea of releasing it as a weekly comic in our campus magazine to my friends. Unfortunately, we did not get enough support from our college and dropped the idea of campus magazine. But my friends kept pushing me to write it as a novel and my English professor was gracious enough to guide me in this horrible writing journey of mine. It took nearly a year for me to complete the first few chapters and then Empyrea rightly sparkled its magic and I began to love creating new fictional characters and loved my imagination rather than my writing. My imagination pushed me to take more real time reference on the fictional characters and places and helped me to rewrite the old chapters with better creativity. I changed my story plot more than 10 times to deliver the best in me. At last, I am a published author after 7 years. 


About the Author:



Vignesh Ravichandran is the author of the book Scepters Of Empyrea: A Journey to the Andromeda Galaxy. He  did his Masters in Business Administration from a leading Business School and  presently working as a Human Resource professional in a leading software organization in Chennai. He wrote this debut novel with the story line which he experienced in his nightmare 7 years ago.




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Giveaway:

- One Paperback Copy of Scepters of Empyrea for Indian Resident
- One Kindle Copy of Scepters of Empyrea for International Resident