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Welcome to Lathai

Themes & Purpose

Lathai saw its inception in early March 2018 and has grown into the setting for a series of books currently known as Torchbearer. Torchbearer deals with the themes of Balance, Family and Found Family, War, and Heroism.

“The day you stop fighting is the day you die”
-Arophi

The series is targeted to a New Adult audience.

Main Conflict & Plot

When the goddess of life and death disappeared, Lathai fell into chaos. Prayers go unanswered, pestilence threatens to consume village after village, life after life. Political and religious strife are commonplace. Centuries-old temples are being razed to the ground, and those still following the goddess of life and death must decide between fleeing into the wilderness or being burned with their temples. Arophi, a young woman from Nephemir, is thrown into the throes of a revolution to preserve her home and save her family.

 

Setting

Lathai is a planet roughly the size of Earth consisting of several continents. In the narrative, Lathai is in an era similar to the Georgian Era (~1,700 AD). The overall mood is action-oriented and serious, but with a hopeful tone.

 
 

Significant Nations

Nephemir
Organization | Jun 2, 2019

One of the most diverse and wealthiest nations in Lathai

 
The Enselara Islands
Organization | May 16, 2019

A nation of monsters and cruel landscapes currently used as a penal colony

 

Main Characters

       
Zaian Aona
Character | Jul 31, 2019

The exiled crown prince of the Fidean Empire

 
Aurae of Kaika
Character | Jul 30, 2019

A skilled healer and acolyte

Gods & Goddesses

The gods and goddesses of Lathai generally live closely alongside their worshipers, and their commands shape entire nations. There are eight gods, though only seven have lived to see the current day. The entire pantheon can be found below.

 
Kaika
Character | May 11, 2019

Goddess of life and death

 
Are
Character | Mar 16, 2019

God of fire, water, the sea, and the sky

 
Prenerin
Character | Mar 15, 2019

Lathai's deceased god of creation

                 
Drovka
Character | Mar 16, 2019

God of protection to women, children, and warriors in battle


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Cover image: Sunset Mountain Landscape by cripi

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Elias Redclaw
18 Jun, 2019 13:19

For a short article, this is an extremely amazing one! I love how you manage to give such a short elevator pitch and still manage to hook the reader with those headers, quotes and the article block links. Overall I’d say it’s an amazing introduction article! Congrats and keep up the great work Anz!

18 Jun, 2019 20:28

Glad to hear that you liked it! I’m steadily working on filling in all the stubs attached to this article, but I’m glad to hear that it’s at least functional as it is at the moment! Thank you for the read!