For thousands and thousands of years, ever since scripture was invented, unbeknownst to humans, Earth has been the scene of a desperate and bitter struggle between two races. There are the Phenices, who take their tremendous power from devouering the potential for inspired thought that is lost to humanity when a book is burned. And there are the Muses, who derive their power from the energy that the collective web of creative thought generates.
For thousands of years, the Phenices and the Muses have warred with one another, one kind inspiring humanity, and the other destroying the fruit of inspiration. Sometimes there was a period when the Muses gained the upper hand over the Phenices, sometimes it was the Phenices who gained the upper hand over the Muses, but on the whole, it balanced out.
But now, the Phenices are putting in motion a plan of such magnitude as never before and the Muses are scrambling to prevent it. Our young protagonist becomes embroiled in their conflict as both sides try to obtain him/her for themselves, because he/she has a rare gift that will decide the outcome of this battle. Suddenly on the run and with no-one to turn to, the protagonist findes him/herself at the centre of a war, with nothing less than the future of the human mind at stake. The Razor's Edge
edited 14th Mar '13 3:36:47 AM by montmorencey
Complicated - because simple is simply too simple.