From the Author: Quorum Treaty marks my first science fiction novel is the Lore of Energy and Light series. Quorum Treaty builds on top of decades of great science fiction literature by assuming many sci-fi fans already understand deep space travel, space communication, telepathy or laser weapons without the need to drill down on how these things work.
In a traditional science fiction novel, readers are introduced to new races. Quorum Treaty is no different. The universe of D’Olex treats readers to interstellar races with rich culture, languages, customs and native song. There are plenty of Easter eggs on offer for those who dig a little deeper into the Earth methodology and history.
The antagonists of Lore of Energy and Light are the Valkers – a warrior race of bi-pedal reptilians intent on conquering the galaxies of D’Olex. Conflict between the Valkers and other races has been raging for millennia. They have warred against most races across the known universe at one time or another. Whilst their rule is absolute, it does come with seductive social welfare benefits like free food for the poor, and free access to advanced medicine.
Related Article: Who are the Valkers?
I think a good a science fiction novel should set out to suspend the belief of the reader. In trying so, I chose to intermix old English prose within the text to give a sense of age and authenticity; like you were reading an old account by someone who was there long ago. Moreover, I removed many modern words that would remind the reader of time or eras; ones that broke suspensions of belief.
Like many of you, I consume more stories and series through the visual medium. I binge on TV shows like Versailles (incredible writing), The Night Manager, Vikings, and X-files (the new ones were great). More oft than not it’s the bad-guy-characters that keep audiences coming back for more. If you like antagonists as much as I, check my Top 5 Villains from film and games.
Alzarrae – character from book 1