On another Earth where mankind has never existed, mammals evolved to form their own societies... and their own gods. The mitsudama represents the three Gods that visited the world long ago: the God of Time, the Goddess of Life, and the God of Death. Though each sentient species worships the Gods in very different ways, the mitsudama is recognized by all as a sacred symbol of the eternal forces that they embody. TASAKERU is a young adult fantasy novel series available online at TASAKERU.COM, and coming soon to digital formats.
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Somewhere far away, on another Earth, devoid of humankind… There was once an island country without a name, alone in the vast ocean, isolated by storms and deadly currents. Its inhabitants knew nothing of any land or people outside of their own, so to them, their island was simply “the world”. In the place of humankind, the animals grew and changed, becoming like man… and yet not like man. Faint echoes of human cultures and ideas unknowingly bled across reality from our Earth to theirs, shaping the growth of the island’s civilization. There were eight of them, eight intelligent species that called themselves “sentients”… eight species sharing a world that became too small for their differing ways of life. It was a world of ancient gods, of long-remembered wars and the heroes that fought them. It was a world of magic and science, logic and emotion, faith and proof clashing against one another. It was a world where the only way to enforce order and stability was to keep the many different cultures separate… and to exile any people deemed too dangerous to coexist with the rest of sentientkind. Unknown to the world, the very exiles they shunned and feared had a part in saving civilization itself. They should have quietly faded from history… but their story refused to be forgotten. They live on as legends, whispers in the wind. These are those legends, the tales of the Outcasts of TASAKERU… The first official merchandise from my fantasy novel series TASAKERU, soon to be published! See more at www.tasakeru.com!
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