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(A continued story from a novel I created called Edward. I will post that story as well, right after I finish posting the Zachary Novel.)

It all started with a baby named Zachary, who was bound to die in a harsh winter cold, where he thought no one would be willing to love and take care of him. He then opened his eyes because he felt a wave of warmth that melted the ice and snow off his fur. Instead of crying, the baby laughed with joy, knowing he was safe from the never-ending harsh blizzard that would’ve killed him if he stayed outside for just a few more seconds. The kind soul who took in this lost and cold infant was an old lady named Susan. She lost her own children from miscarriages and wars. Eventually, this poor old lady lost her husband in a much greater war that was worse than the last. She was alone and cold just like this poor baby, but now she was blessed with children, whom she willingly adopted. They too were lost in the cold blizzard after escaping a wicked family who never loved them; a brother and sister, one with the heart of ice and the other, the heart of fire.

Their names were Edward and Scarlet, and once they met their new little brother, all they wanted to do was protect him with all their soul and heart, and help raise him to become a great man, and indeed he was a great man, much greater than they could’ve imagined. No one knew Zachary’s original family, but that didn’t matter, because they knew he is in need of a new beginning, where little did they know, that he’ll soon help change the world to become a better place with his love and kindness. But he isn’t the only one, along the way through his life; he made friends as his family grew bigger and stronger. He had more brothers and sisters, cousins, and even aunts and uncles. Eventually, he meets someone later in life who was more than a friend, but that’s a story that may or may not be told in this book.

For now, we must watch over Zachary… and make sure he survives.

<div style="text-align:center;font-weight:bold;">Writer</div>SongOfTheSky<div style="text-align:center;font-weight:bold;">Co-Writer</div>Diamond Tinker

Eppirus was a realm full of wonder, inhabited with strange and beautiful creatures, each belonging to a defined nation. For centuries each nation took pride in their genetic skills, whether that was morphing a limb into complete crystal, or using enhanced senses as a humanoid of the sky. No matter the nation, each thought of their own kind as superior to the rest, resulting in minimal contact between nations. However, this belief system was growing less and less popular among the younger generations, especially for Tavren, a Trytus species, and the prince of the water kingdom of Azuris.     Despite his father’s protests, Tavren fell deeply in love with a commoner from the neighboring nymph kingdom, and chose the beautiful nymph Lilias to be his wife and future queen. Because of his “dishonoring of tradition”, the Trytus elders and officials lost their respect for the newly wed prince.     Two years later the King fell ill and passed away, and as soon as Tavren took the throne, the kingdom divided. Those who saw intermarriage as harmless fled from those who sought an end to the disrespect of tradition, and war broke out within the kingdom, even within the King’s own warriors. As the battle continued, the new King Tavren and Queen Lilias took their two-year-old son to the nearby nymph kingdom of Kyndileaf to ensure his safety, and then returned to fight. But as the war escalated, the Queen lost her life. The King - in his devastation and grief - abandoned his people and fled, but feeling great cowardice, the King was too ashamed to face his son, in fear of the boy resenting him. So, the King hid in the forest, watching his son grow up from a distance, never knowing whose blood he carried.     As for Azuris, the people who stayed selected a new king and the kingdom became stiffly religious. The people’s value for tradition outweighed their desire for happiness, so they lived on in their pursuit of perfection, not sure if an "acceptable" alternative even existed.