In the world of The Sons of Thunder, spirits play a very active role. These invisible entities appear in the Everplanes, which is, in effect, the spirit world of Earth.
Spirits affect the everyday lives of the people—from causing destruction to reuniting loved ones. The spirits speak with divine voices undetectable by the human ear, so their voices are perceived as thoughts. It is with these thoughts that the mortal kingdoms rise and fall, heroes are made, lovers are reunited, and great fortunes are discovered. It is also these thoughts that can drive a person to madness, cause a mother to desert her child, and lead a man to enslave a nation.
The three types of spirits are: the watchers, the whisps, and the Jinns. The watchers are servants of the Soburin and the Muhandae. The many types of watchers include warriors, wardens and messengers. They preserve the order of things and develop life. The watchers are divided into classes according to their power and authority: the Announcers, the Origins, the Monarch Princes, and the Congregation of Irdis.
The Jinns are the spiritual kings of the Earth and rule nations from behind the scenes. They have manifested in many ways during the course of history, one of which can be traced back to the Gods of Olympus. In the second book of The Sons of Thunder series, Let the Earth Tremble, there is a penalty for the Jinns’ unseen politics, and the Great One descends to destroy Atlantis.
The Jinns are divided into different classes according to their power and authority: the High Jinns, the God Beasts, and the Jinns. The whisps rank lower and have less power than the Jinns, doing their bidding. Their behaviour is very different from the Jinns’: they tend to behave more like human beings—or perhaps human beings behave more like them. The whisps are the counsellors of the earthly kingdoms and keep everyday people under control. They sometimes take the forms of mythical creatures. The spirits operate from different spiritual kingdoms, which dictate their effects on the destinies of man.
Copyright © J.J Sylvester 2016