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       Earth. Such a tremendous place. So much darkness across its greatest depths and so much light among its dreadful heights. It was first filled with speechless creatures. Afterwards with logical and intelligent species. Humans. ...But what was in between? What was before humans and what was after the voiceless animals? What did the ancestors see and, thus, the folklore was born? What terrified them? What did amaze them so much that forced the myths and legends to spread across the seven seas? Why do they all sound so much alike?
         Most people were taught that humans are the only logical beings to have ever existed on earth. ...Some believed it. Some did not. Either way, no one really knows what lurks within the endless depths and heights. But still, those who believed were labeled as "lunatics". ...The truth is...that not everything is for every eye. Some things must remain hidden in order to survive. Like an instinct for self-preservation. Like self-protection.
         There are things in the human world that exist in secrecy. A different world within the human world if you'd prefer. And in my world, they have a proverb for this. "From the very first moment an infant opens its innocent eyes, it experiences the struggle of nature. It struggles to take its first breath. It struggles to see. And it listens. It hears its mother's struggle to deliver a live miracle, a message of infinity. The cycle of life."
         Every being, logical or not, experiences this same struggle from its very first moments. The terror of existing within a world it fears. A dangerous world. Nature. ...But every tiny being born has a fearless guide and protector. The mother. The most powerful creature. Capable of calming the fiercest seas and storms and capable of tearing the sky open to protect her own little miracle.
         Everyone, some more and some less, know what a protective mother is capable of. ...But what if there are mothers that are capable of even more? Mothers that hold power beyond imagination? How much would that change our perception of reality? How much more would that world within the human world have the guts to do to protect their young? ...What if they were literally capable of tearing the sky open? How would humans react? Would they hunt them down? Would they erase them from existence just because of their own selfish ego?
         As for me,...I've experienced that power. I've torn the sky open and fate may be planning for me to do it again. I'm a part of this power. Or...more accurately,...it is a part of me. ...Who am I? Hm. Don't worry. You'll get to realize that soon enough. ...I've so much to learn from you. And you've so much to learn from me. Just trust your instinct. It will reveal me to you when the time comes.

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This is the prologue of book 1 from the "Otherworld Legacy" Trilogy! Book 1 is "Nightfall"! 

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The "Otherworld Legacy Trilogy" contains violence, horror, strong language and mature content. Reader discretion advised! The content is inappropriate for people under the age of 18!
I know many children nowadays watch or play violence, etc but that doesn't make it right! As a mature adult, it is my moral and lawful duty to warn parents for my novel's content! The rest is up to them and only and I don't bring any further responsibility!

     
A week later.
“Pressure’s dropping!", a nurse in an operation room apprised.
“It’s a cardiac arrest! We’re losing her!”, another nurse warned.
        A heart rate monitor was beeping rapidly. And then flatline. The sound became steady when the patient’s heart stopped.
“No pulse!”, the doctor said, “Charge the AED! …Clear!”
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Nightfall™ 
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     The trilogy explores a fantasy world of supernatural beings and the collision of myth and reality. The first book is located in Japan and tells the story of Seishiro Shinoda, one of the main heroes. Seishiro is a 26-year-old mercenary (aka Ninja) in the modern Japan of 2015 who grew up a normal life but soon comes to deal with a completely new, supernatural reality and the deadly dangers it hides. By digging deep within the secrets of his own past, 
he meets a woman that changes his life forever and shows him
 that the world is more complicated than he thought and it has many mysteries and unrevealed stories far beyond his very imagination. Myths and legends come to life and a struggle for survival begins. Follow the characters as they explore the past, the present and the future and let them teach you a powerful lesson. To keep fighting. 

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The main language of the books is English but there will be translations in several more other languages! 

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AKoukis Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018  Professional Writer
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Thank you! ^^ You can find up to Chapter 4 on Wattpad: www.wattpad.com/user/A_Koukis
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AKoukis Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Professional Writer
Hi! Here's Chapter 1 if you missed it!
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Thank you! I appreciate it!
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You're welcome! ^^
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It's not published yet, but I'll soon start uploading the chapters here (the first will be free to read, the rest will be available for 50 :points: each) and when the entire book is finished, it will be on Amazon, New York Times and severeal other sites!
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Oh, ok. Thanks for letting me know. I'll keep on the lookout!
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You're welcome! ^^
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True! *highfive* Haha!
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Hi! Here's Chapter 1 if you missed it!
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AKoukis Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Professional Writer
Thank you so much for the kind words! ^^ I'm working hard to pass a great message to my readers! :heart:
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I wish you success!
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Thank you very much! ^^
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you are very welcome!Clap 
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AKoukis Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Professional Writer
Yes!
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Hi! Here's Chapter 1 if you missed it!
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AKoukis Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Professional Writer
Thank you! Well, it's my natural writing style! 
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Its really beautiful! I've been looking for some books to read and I think I've found it. I'll be sure to keep track!
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Welcome :3
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AKoukis Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Professional Writer
Thank you so much! I'm very happy you like it! ^^
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AKoukis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017  Professional Writer
Thank you very much for your kind words!! I'm so happy I've managed to pass the feeling you just described because that was my exact intention! That's why I use questions a lot in all the three books! I want to make people think and make their own theories about the plot so that I can "throw in" plot twists at any time that will amaze the readers! I like doing that because I'm a puzzle lover! I like solving puzzles and, thus, I love watching movies or reading books that require you to think and not to just follow the narration! I'm glad the prologue turned out pleasing that way! Thank you again for your encouraging comment! :nod:
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Thank you! ^^
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thank you...it was my pleasure! :)
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Hi! Here's Chapter 1 if you missed it!
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AKoukis Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Professional Writer
Thank you very much! Glad you like it!!! ^^
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Hi! Here's Chapter 1 if you missed it!
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Thank you, Aeron! Glad you liked it! :hug:
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You're welcome... :333 
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AKoukis Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Professional Writer
Thank you so much!!! Glad you like it! ^^ As for the word flow thing, hmm...maybe I should add ellipsis (...) before phrases at certain points where that part of the text should be read slower than the rest... Especially because it's a narration... What do you think about that?? I use the same method from the first chapter and on! (I hadn't written the prologue from the beginning! Just a few days ago I thought of adding one to prepare the readers and give them a specific mood for chapter 1!)
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You're welcome :D Actually I think you have good use of ellipsis here, and having too many might be distracting. As a writer I personally like the use of ellipses for certain pauses, but I like to use them sparingly so they will have a greater effect. One thing you might like to play with is using paragraph breaks for pauses. I don't use this very much in my own writing because it's third person, but for first person I think it could be effective to give certain phrases their own line, almost as if the character is talking to someone the reader can't hear in between the paragraphs. Just an experimental idea I had Cutie Silly - 13 NaNoEmo #28 

After some thought, I have put my finger to what was interrupting the flow. In the first part of the second paragraph you begin several sentences with "but" or "however," and I don't think they are all needed. If it's not too presumptuous, I have an example:
"Some believed it. Some did not. However, no one really knows what lurks within the endless depths and heights."
could be phrased as
"Some believed it. Some did not. No one really knows what lurks within the endless depths and heights."
Both of these express the same meaning, so I think in this instance the word "however" is not necessary. I'm not saying you should never start a sentence this way (it works very well in your second to last paragraph), but there are instances where the word can be implied rather than stated.
I may be nitpicking Ashamed I'm used to only editing my own writing.
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AKoukis Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Professional Writer
I'll try it in the prologue! (The books are in 3rd person anyway, so, there is not such an issue there but I'll try the paragraph pause in 1st person writing to see if it fits better! Thanks for the tip! :hug:

As for the "however", you're right! Hmm...maybe it will look better if I replace it with "either way" because that's what I primarily mean there! Like saying that people argue about whether the stories are real or not but no one really knows, so, the arguments are pointless! "Either way" fits better I believe... What do you think????
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I'm glad you like it :D I think it might be a fun technique.

I think you're right, "either way" conveys the meaning better. Such as "either way they choose to believe, they don't truly know."

If you ever want to discuss any writing things, I can always talk via note as well ^_^ I don't get to talk about writing very often anymore as my writing friends have moved on to their careers in other things. 
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AKoukis Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Professional Writer
Indeed! :D

Yes, now that I changed it, it indeed feels better when read and easier to understand the meaning of the rest of the phrase! :nod: Thank you for helping me notice that!!! (Gladly, adding all the chapters here before publishing the final book, will help me to notice and fix any mistakes!! :D I just realized that it was a wise decision to add them here first!!! :nod: )

I'll definitely note you to talk about writing! I really love it! In my opinion, writing is the most expressive art!! I've put my soul in this books! I'd really love to hear your opinion on them! :hug:
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AKoukis Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Professional Writer
Thank you very much, RReddVar! Glad you like it! :D
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AKoukis Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Professional Writer
Hi! Here's Chapter 1 if you missed it!
akoukis.deviantart.com/art/Oth…
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AKoukis Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Professional Writer
Haha! :D I really hope it intrigued you to read the entire trilogy! This is nothing compared to the books!
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