As an author of fiction, it is easy to take a small idea and spin it into an underlying story line. For years, society has debated just how aware an infant in the womb really is. The debate has triggered heated arguments. At the same time, science has pondered how much knowledge is passed to an infant in the womb.
At this point, the science can end and the fiction can take over the train of thought. The fiction author can ‘spin’ these questions to include the influence of the knowledge transfer that might take place using the ancient crystal skulls (as in the Crystal Skull Trilogy).
From the end of Crystal Gift, we know that Susan Mathews as pregnant while still using the crystal mask and crystal skull to extract ancient information. From the story in Crystal Grotto, we know that Alpha was able to reach out and control the thoughts and actions of Princess (the dog protecting Janet). What if, while Janet was still in the womb, Alpha was able to pass along some information or knowledge of the ancient society (passingly referred to as Atlantis)? What if the cave in the Superstition Mountains wasn’t the only massive crystal knowledge repository (there is no reason that there weren’t multiple crystal hearts scatter around the globe).
From the mind of a fiction writer comes a continuation to a story that almost ended. If you remember from the end of Crystal Grave, there was a small opening for more stories. My first thought was to let Jake Roads live on with more adventures. As my mind wandered and pondered, a new story line blossomed. Stay tuned for more as this new story takes on a life of its own.
For those of you that thought the Crystal Skull Trilogy came to a end, there can always be more. At the end of the trilogy, I left an opening. It has now morphed into a new story. I hope to everyone’s enjoyment it is different that the story you might have expected. Even though the Crystal Grotto was ‘unplugged’ from the earth magnetic field, there can always be yet another chapter. That being said, it should be obvious that I have a new story idea.
Over the next few months I will post a series of questions and hints to this new story line. It is both to entice everyone into this new story and to gain some reader feedback. As in the past, fan comments have helped to drive some story details.
In my previous post, I posed a question that goes to the heart of this new story. As you might have guessed, I have more questions.
Have you ever watched a dog sleep? Watch closely and you might spot the tell-tale signs of a dream. The slight quiver of their paws, the barely audible whimper, and the almost imperceptible movement of their eyes are the indicators of their dream state. If you are especially lucky and the dog is having an exceptionally pleasant dream, you just might see their tale wag.
This may seem like an odd post. For those that have read the Crystal Skull Trilogy, you might remember Princess. A female Golden Retriever that grew from a puppy at the end of book 1 to a major character in book 3.
How much knowledge is transfered from mother to child while the child is still in the womb? Could that change if the mother was accessing ancient knowledge from the crystal skull?
Both of these questions are a basis for the next book (after) the Crystal Skull Trilogy,