Hey there, getting back into Wattpad again and thought I’d share my latest story.
Title: Titan’s Lens.
The day Edward coughed up blood was the day he decided to enlist.
In the far distant future, seventeen year old Edward is diagnosed with a rare disease that causes great pain when around electronic devices and he soon hatches a plan to join the military. He hacks into his medical facility and falsifies his records and leaves his home planet. Leaving behind his idyllic ocean planet behind. Along with his family and friends.
Along the way, he trains in high-G and executes his plan to steal a sarcophagus. A ancient relic created by long dormant Titan A.Is. The device is used by the nobility of the worlds to heal any injury and cure illnesses of any kind.
He travels to Callae. The Hollow world. There, an underground civilization is under constant war against machines deep under the planet’s crust. He then trains in this new alien world and soon finds himself sent to the frontlines.
During this time he meets a woman named Sa’abat Prahuul. She is the daughter of the Hollow King of Callae and trains with Edward at the academy. There, he is introduced to the strange culture of these underground people.
For in this society, the more skilled you are in combat the closer to the surface you are assigned.
Edward gets sent to the bottom.
There, he meets ‘The Rats’. A military unit comprised of the most unskilled soldiers that take on the dangerous task of mapping tunnels and disarming bombs. They soon embark on a mission and meet an unlikely ally. Seven. A rogue A.I.
Intended audience: YA and up. Its not going to be very explicit or gratuitous. It is more mature then most YA sci-fi novels, but has a young main character and deals with growing up into a leader.
Length: This is a single story from my Sci-fi Epic of the same name. However, it can stand on its own book. 100k words is expected.
Main plot archetypes:
Underdog sports story. ‘The Rats’ become his new family and despite the odds against them they succeed in the end.
Major themes: Do you weaknesses make you a better person? The Main POV is on the wrong side of that and believes he needs to get rid of his weaknesses.
Cultural Themes: Underground society is very similar to middle eastern cultures and has themes of A.I, class divide, and military industrial complex.
Major Turing point: When he decides to sacrifice himself to save his new found family or cure his illness.
Romance Subplot: Main POV falls in love with woman of the ruling class.