THE BLUE MOON NARTHEX by N.J. Donner
The balance of good and evil has been left in the hands of a thirteen year old…
Since the beginning of time, Karmanic matter worked silently and unassisted keeping good and evil in balance, until growing greed in the world meant Karma couldn’t keep up. As World War I rages, the secret Karmanic Sovereign Legion works behind the scenes to help Karma.
A suspicious train accident and an odd stone-shaped object that belonged to his father thrust Cole McCarthy and two schoolmates into the middle of this battle to keep dark forces in check.
With only the powerful stone, a letter, and grandfatherly Norm to guide them, the trio must unravel clues and tap into unknown strengths to discover who Cole’s father really was and keep themselves and those they love safe.
Includes chapter 1 of book 2 in the Karmanic Sovereign Legion series!
ABOUT N.J. DONNER:
N.J. Donner is the author of the new Karmanic Sovereign Legion books. N.J. loves to explore. The world fascinates him and he wants to figure out why and how things work, including Karma.
College adventures took N.J. far from his small Nebraska hometown to the southern hemisphere and the inner city. This was the beginning of his wanderlust and today he loves to travel with his wife, Amanda, and their three children.
N.J. became the first person to graduate with a minor in international affairs from Nebraska Wesleyan University and spent the years right out of college building a successful steel company.
How a character was named?
Most of the character names are based on my family. They are the names that I have come to love over the years, so it helped me build the persona and connect with each character as the story unfolded.
The three main characters, Cole, Sophie and Britten are based and named after my kids.
What inspired a scene?
Norm and Diesel (his black lab) walking around trying to delay the day’s inevitable work. I have seen this play out for years almost every morning at my steel business. I have heard the saying “getting lined out” (getting the day planned) more times than I can count.
How the idea for the book came to be?
It started with a dream. It had the basics about trains and the ability for people to slide or transport themselves between them. My over-active daydreaming brain took over from there with questions of who, when, where, and what if. The idea of Karma was always in the back of my mind as the story unfolded.
If there was a place or a person who was influential in some way.
Norm. (One of the names I did change) is based on a real person. He is one of those people who has nor wants anything. He’s an odd person with a rough exterior, but extremely kindhearted. Most people in the real world don’t give the Norms a chance. I just hope everyone gets to meet someone like him.
After reading The Blue Moon Narthex, you’ll understand why I would need to research the finest animal hair in the world for a tool of the Bahjani. I had to research where the term “once in a blue moon” came from. I also had to research the speeds of bullets and arrows for comparison on some of the tools that are made by the Techies and tested by the Testers.
Anything readers wouldn’t know based about the book just from picking it up.
The world and network of the KSL is much bigger than only Coreseum. The adventures Cole, Sophie, and Britten get swept into during the next book take them across the globe. Watch for The Kin Larsi Agenda, book two of the of the Karmanic Sovereign Legion Series.
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