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25 April 2012

Talisman of El - Guest Post by Alecia Stone

I'm really pleased to welcome fellow Brit, Alecia Stone, to my blog today, to tell us all about her forthcoming fantasy release 'Talisman Of El'
Over to you, Alecia!

Guest Post: Kingdoms of Arcadia
by Alecia Stone
First, I would like to thank Lyn for having me today. It is a great pleasure to be given the opportunity to discuss my novel, Talisman Of El, which will be released on May 20, 2012 by Centrinian Publishing Ltd. I thought I would introduce you all to the kingdoms of Arcadia, the magical land that my main character, Charlie Blake, gets to explore in my book.
Five continents of Arcadia:
Ardenen, Sedona, Ethidor, Agorah, and Koura.
Four Kingdoms of Arcadia:
Earth Kingdom - Illusionists
Air Kingdom - Healers
Fire Kingdom - Psychokinetic (move objects with the mind)
Water Kingdom - Truth Bearers
Four Rulers each govern a kingdom:
King Sol - Ruler of the Earth Kingdom
Headquarters - Ardenen
King Gaddis - Ruler of the Air Kingdom
Headquarters - Sedona
Queen Niemi - Ruler of the Fire Kingdom
Headquarters - Ethidor
Queen Sophia - Ruler of the Water Kingdom
Headquarters - Agorah

People of Arcadia:
Earth

People of the Earth Kingdom are placid by nature. They are stable, disciplined, and concerned with detail. They put physical wellbeing before all else. They value skills and abilities and are realistic, hard workers. At times, they can be too fixed to rules and regulations, which cause them to somewhat lack imagination. They think about what is rather than what could be. They are cautious, preferring established activities over innovative ones.Air
People of the Air Kingdom are great thinkers and are concerned with intellect. They are reflective and are logical thinkers, and though they tend to procrastinate, they rarely make mistakes when they implement their ideas. They are humane but are detached from individuals. Though they tend not to be emotional, they are fair minded.

Fire
People of the Fire Kingdom are martyrs. They are always at the front of the battlefield. They are direct, assertive, and self-expressive. Their mode of thought is intuitive, so they sometimes don't think things through on a logical basis before acting. Nothing hurts them more than being ignored. They are generous but sometimes egoistic. They project a radiant energy that can and does at times overwhelm others. They are often motivated by excitement and intuition.

Water
People of the Water Kingdom are very sensitive to their own feelings and those of others. They are driven by their emotions and what feels right rather than what is rational or practical. They are nurturers by nature and need close emotional relationships. They are unpredictable. They can raise you to the heights of bliss but can also be volatile. Their beliefs are based on feelings rather than reason. They have fixed opinions.

Arcadia's Manifesto:
What?
The protectors of mankind.

How?
Talisman Of El - the most powerful device on Earth.
The Legion Of Light - warriors trained to protect mankind from evil forces. Arcadians must work as one under the leadership of a Chief Ruler to uphold balance and order. Without a Chief Ruler, they subject themselves to a reality consumed by darkness and chaos.
About Alecia Stone
Being a fan of fantasy fiction, Alecia Stone's novel was inspired by her love for paranormal mysteries. She loves to write for it is a means of escaping her reality if only for a moment. Talisman Of El is her first book. She lives in  England, UK with her family.


Talisman Of El website: http://www.talismanofel.com
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/AleciaStoneFan 
Twitter: twitter.com/Alecia_Stone

Thanks so much Alecia, that was really fascinating - and I'm reading an advance copy of your book and really enjoying it, what an original, exciting story!