Polar Bears are one of my favorite animals on Earth. I realize they are not cute and cuddly like the ones in the soda commercials, but I still love them.
I suppose my passion for polar bears came from learning about them in school. This mysterious northern bear appeared white instead of the typical shades ranging between brown and black. They live in extreme cold temperatures, hunt on ice, and are classified as marine mammal. But the most fascinating fact of all — they are not actually white. Polar bears have black skin and translucent fur that reflects visible light making them appear white.
Now you’re probably wondering what this has to do with writing books or becoming an author. Well, it has more to do with my influences of being a conservationist at heart. I wrote a paper in high school about these endangered species. Seeing their habitat slowly melting away and watching these magnificent creatures struggle to live broke my heart. It’s one reason I wanted to write about a world of balance.
The worlds presented in The Progenitor Chronicles are about balance and harmony with nature. The Xarden’s don’t cut down the trees — they live in them. All the people of the Six Systems work within the confines of the ecology of their planets. They do so because they know that the balance between nature and progress is important and that animals, such as the beautiful Polar Bear, can live happily. They minimize the impact of their carbon footprint in all aspects of their lives. Of course, thanks to the tech loving Texvedans, they have technology that helps them, too. The only threat to this balance is the leaders of Desdemona.
At one point in time, the people of Desdemona lived in harmony with their planet. They built massive aqueducts using their powers to liquify rock. With the help of their Regvand cousins, they imported water from the ice sheets in the northern and southern hemispheres. With these new waterways, they grew crops on their desert like planet and created tropical oases around the planet.
Of course, with balance, they were required to give back to the planet. With the help of the Ja’Frystans, they divert some of the colder weather to keep the ice caps frozen and at the same size.
What happened to their sense of balance? Was it power? Corruption?
Well, you’ll have to read the series to find out how Desdemona became the object of hostility within the Six Systems. It’s part of their character arc that won’t conclude until the final book. If you’ve read The Equinox you’ll have an idea of what’s in store for Desdemona.
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It’s a bummer we don’t have superpowers that can save the Polar Bears in an instant, but there are still things within our control to help our home.
February 24th is International Polar Bear day, so I wanted to highlight a few things we can do to help these wonderful bears.
Three things we can do to save the polar bears:
1) Reduce our energy consumption.
2) Reduce our dependency on toxic chemicals that harm not just the bears, but everyone.
3) Reduce our carbon footprint.
Even a small change in our daily life can have positive effects on our home planet.
If you’d like to do more, check out the World Wildlife Fund and adopt a polar bear today.
Sara Wright is a science fantasy author who loves to add dash of sweet romance to her books.
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Time Crystal by Sara Wright
The Progenitor Chronicles
Time Crystals are forbidden for a reason, but King Oren must use one to save a civilization.
King Oren’s only goal was to be a peaceful caretaker of the galaxy. But when a girl falls through a portal into his courtyard clutching a forbidden Time Crystal, his life changes.
With a cataclysmic event imminent, he must lead a group from his home system to the opposite side of the galaxy. Everyone looks to their seemingly immortal race for aid, but even with their elemental powers, they are far from perfect.
Armed with the Time Crystal, they seek to stop an exploding star from decimating an entire population. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to use the crystal. Even worse, he might die trying.
Will King Oren stop the star from exploding? Or will time unravel?