Beyond thought is a story that follows a young woman and her brother, who we are introduced to in the 'real' world, as they are pulled from the physical realm of existence into the mental one. The world that I created allows the characters to interact with the manifestations of humankind's beliefs.
The book is action based but continually aims to make the reader question the world they live in and the reasons behind the decisions they make.
The book takes place in a city called Zimdahl which is built in the shadow of a mountain range which is why my basic designs feature a mountain range so prominently.
Below is the generic blurb I created to send to publishers once the book is ready...
Beyond Thought is a fictional story that bridges the world we all exist in with the subconscious realm. Humans stand alone in the animal kingdom in that we are influenced by more than just our genetics and our environment, our actions are also strongly dictated by our beliefs, ethics and religion. For humans something doesn't have to exist in this world for it to have a very real effect on us. If we believe something, then it becomes ingrained into our society. Whether it is real or not, whether you personally believe it or not, doesn't have to matter. You know about it and it will influence your decisions regardless.
I took the simple premise of humans having evolved to only pick up limited band widths of each of our senses, we can only hear in certain decibel ranges, see in specific band lengths and physically feel certain pressures. Having said that we all accept that there is much more beyond our senses that we simply do not hear, see or feel. I have expanded that to include our mental capability. We recognize and are aware of only a small fraction of the mental influences and I have created a parallel reality where these influences exist and can be interacted with.
The story follows a young woman and her brother, who we are introduced to in the 'real' world, as they are pulled from the physical realm of existence into the mental one. The world that I created becomes a writer’s (and hopefully reader’s) dream as it allows the characters to interact with the manifestations of humankind's beliefs. I realize that this may begin to sound rather heavy handed and philosophical but I have not written the story arc that way, it is a completely fictional tale based in a fantasy world. The grounding to our reality simply provides an emphasis and added layer of reflection to the underlying message where there may not have been otherwise.