Are there fairies in any of the books?

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     I want to answer a question I was asked about the characters of the series? Someone asked are there any fairies? Yes, but not as main characters. They are a variety of spiritual beings the main character encounters. There is a chapter where some are encountered but it is in a later book of the series.

   If you are asking if there’s an entire book about them in this series. No, there isn’t. The main character encounter many different type of spiritual being and mythical beings and creatures, everything from Minotaurs to centaurs. I didn’t take the outline of my stories from modern literature nor the Middle Ages. I researched many different ancient literature to find out what was written about fairies and other spiritual beings.

Usually when an author say they didn’t include a character in their work it is taken as the author doesn’t like the genre or characters, in my case I have nothing at all against them. As a child I have read many books featuring them. Just as I have read many books features many different mythological beings.

The ones featured in the series comes from the same places as the immortals. A spiritual world outside of our own’s. They are mention in two books “The Time before Time.” and “The Gathering.”

The fairy tales as we know them today didn’t come into existence until about the 13th to 14th century, which is why the clothing are always medieval Europe. Prior stories about faeries were much more gruesome. I believe the Black Death may have had a hand in creating the fairy tales we know today. Perhaps people were wishing for something much better than every day life was delivering. This is my theory. I haven’t found any concrete evidence as this was the reason they were invented. I drew the conclusion from what happening when most were created.

    The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people in Eurasia and peaking in Europe in the years 1346–1353. Although there were several competing theories as to the etiology of the Black Death, analysis of DNA from victims in northern and southern Europe published in 2010 and 2011 indicates that the pathogen responsible was the Yersinia pestis bacterium, probably causing several forms of plague.

The Black Death is thought to have originated in the arid plains of Central Asia, where it then travelled along the Silk Road, reaching Crimea by 1343. From there, it was most likely carried by Oriental rat fleas living on the black rats that were regular passengers on merchant ships. Spreading throughout the Mediterranean and Europe, the Black Death is estimated to have killed 30–60% of Europe’s total population. In total, the plague may have reduced the world population from an estimated 450 million down to 350–375 million in the 14th century. The world population as a whole did not recover to pre-plague levels until the 17th century. The plague recurred occasionally in Europe until the 19th century.

So as you see can why such stories may had became so popular during this time period and continued until today. I know this was a frightful era to have lived in. And I think some dealt with it by creating magical worlds free of the plague. I am aware there are accounts predating the 13th and 14th century speaking of fairies. Some were good and some were downright evil. Such as the Native American “Water Babies, ”  The story is much older than the site says but the link is provided to give a general idea of what a bad fairy maybe like. Every culture has their version of them both good and bad.

https://exemplore.com/paranormal/Urban-Legends-The-Native-American-Water-Babies

 

 

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About unholypursuit

A. White is a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly who has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga," which should be finished this year. She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book came from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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    Oh, okay, I can deal with them if they are just something Ana encounters like the Minotaur and centaurs and a host of other supernatural creatures. I thought they were going to be made into main characters.

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    • Thank you Savannah for your comment. I thought it was best to answer the question due to receiving several inquiries on the subject of fairies. Although, they are mentioned in several books, like

      The Time before Time

      since they are immortal beings and comes from the same spiritual world as the other immortals. However, there’s a stand alone book about them but it is not a part of this series.

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  7. For those of you who asked me about fairies as you know it would be difficult to write about ancient Erin or Ireland without including fairies, leprechauns and other mythological creatures. So there are fairies mentioned in the book “King Eochaidh, the Horse Warrior.”

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