"Evolution can be...inconvenient."An independent novel by self-published author, Luke Green.The Divine Blood setting is a self-admitted cleaned up and Ascended Mega Crossover. The story as a setting includes giant robots, magic, psychic powers, Demons, Gods and intrigue.The series revolves around Bravura Academy which is attended by exceptional, or at least rich, students from all over the world, and beyond it in one case. While most of the student body are relatively normal kids who are just incredibly talented, but some of the students have their own secrets which have drawn attention to the school from different factions of the world. Fortunately, the school is already sponsored by Avalon, a mercenary organization that is somehow connected with the major powers of the free world.Public Chapters and short stories are available at the author's DA account.
Entries in the Series
Full NovelsSemester Start - The Semezou triplets arrive at Bravura Academy to meet Damir Milos, Jeon Yoon-Ji, Hel Logesdottir and Sherissie Minaba.
Short StoriesSmoke Over Grimsvotn - Before getting sent on light duty helping babysit Hel, Lilitu Geisthexe had a simple mission go very, very wrong.Following Dernhelm - Explains the backstory of Sergeant Major Eowyn Desai from rich girl to warrior lady.Serious Matter - While most of the cast is being taken hostage on the way to Sydney, Minaba wants a snack.A Day in the Life of a Busy Woman - A week after the events of Semester Start, Mao Semezou has a moderately aggravating day ahead of her.High School Hel - Hel Logesdottir needs new clothes since her entire wardrobe was lost in Semester Start. Also, there's a new Precious Puppy toy being released.Can't Go Home - Once upon a time, Avalon pilot and sniper, Whelan Connor, was an IRA sniper. What ended that career?Regarding the Proper Use of Force - Gaetana Trolleti tenders her resignation to the Path of the Golden Dawn.Pop Quiz - Naiki Semezou spends a day relaxing.
The Divine Blood Novels contain examples of:
- All Myths Are True: There is a large number of minor races which evolved in isolated communities throughout the world. Most of the modern ones look very human or can make themselves look very human. Combined with the activities of the Gods and Demons, most myths can be attributed to something real, though some species have been extinct for a while.
- Alternate History: The history of the world from Divine Blood is rather different:
- Burma, the Empire of Myanmar, rose to power in South East Asia after World War II thanks to MacArthur getting Imperialist in late WWII.
- The US has two States in Asia: Okinawa and Shandong.
- Warsaw Pact survived the Soviet collapse, but is in chaos right now.
- The three major "free world" countries aside from the US include the part of China that escaped Burma's push in the late 40s and early 50s, an alliance of Middle Eastern countries and Australia.
- Expy: Several Characters due to being an Ascended Fanfic
- Functional Magic: There are several types of magic of this type.
- Channelling is blunt, swift manipulation of Life Force (for humans, Chi).
- Shaping are ritualistic blessings and curses formed from Life Force.
- Magic is borrowing the inborn powers of other beings.
- The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: The novel starts with a short segment titled "Conversations at a Tea Party" which is entirely dialogue with no description or other narration.
- In fact, until Act Three, much of the stuff with the Gods and Demons is this.
- Tsundere: Played with. Yooji's tsundere act is mostly just that, an act. And she's just about constantly afraid someone is going to call her on it.