Children of the Elementi is a quick, fast paced read but it is peppered with information which you might just skip if you read it too fast! Here are a few frequently asked questions from the book.
How did Jake survive if his mum was only six months pregnant at the massacre?
Jake’s mum, Nuin, was with the Healer, Kiron. Their medical knowledge and skills are far better than our own.
What is the Matrix?
The Matrix is a planet-wide crystalline mind. Nothing to do with the Keanu Reeves film!
The Matrix in our world has several meanings, in its oldest form it means the womb and in the story it represents the source of the Elementi powers. In a sense without the Matrix, their powers would not have developed at all. Other definitions (courtesy of Dictionary.com) include a crystalline phase in an alloy or a fine-grained portion of a rock in which coarser crystals are embedded.
The Matrix in Eleria is alive. It is the culmination of combined crystals through the world, taking power from everything but it’s intelligence from humans. In return it has given powers to the humans it has bonded with.
How do the teenagers know how to connect to the Matrix?
When Mirim talks to Keira after the volcano she explains that each heir was connected to the Matrix before they left Eleria. The knowledge was always there, they just couldn’t access it. However because it was there, once they reconnected it became instinctive.
Why is color spelt wrong?
It’s not, it’s how we Brits spell it!
What is Adramelech?
Adramelech is a Deoc. A race of people made completely from fire. A pure Elemental, he is estranged from his people because of his predilection for power and enslaving vulnerable civilisations. Before Aras called him, he was imprisoned in no-space with no way of getting home.
Aras? Who is he?
He is a descendant of Jake’s father and has the abilities of both peoples. Unfortunately the two powers are not compatible and Aras is slowly dying. He needs to kill Jake and find the ancient Citadel to survive.
Who is the Fire King?
I’m not telling you. You have to read it to find out!
Is there a sequel?
There is one planned, it just needs writing!