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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Themes raised in the Gypsy series

These are the first two books in the Gypsy series. A third is in the incubation stage but should be in the works very soon. The setting is the fictional town of Milltown, Massachusetts and a Norse world far in the future. So what are the main themes of these books, you ask?

One of the main protagonists, a woman in her early fifties, has written a book to help change the future for the better but finds out it's had the opposite effect. (Yes, this is a time-traveling story and includes a magical boat called Gypsy.)

Somewhat dystopian and/or post-apocalyptic, this series is about how the present can impact the future in various unforeseen ways. The narrative is told through the two main characters who have been separated by time. Their love story is what underlies the rest of the themes, that and the child who was thought to be dead.

In addition to the two main characters, Norse gods and goddesses, dragons, and a sorcerer move through this bleak future doing whatever suits them. But the economic hardship created by a repressive society run by corporations, the loss of clean water and food, and technology run amok, have put this world at risk.

So how will this situation be resolved? I don't know the answer to this yet but I'm hoping to find out as soon as my characters give me the green light. They run the show--I'm only the conduit.

Name suggestions for the third book, anyone?

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