Every story has a beginning. Yet when I first encountered the Diasodz, it was in a dream. The scene that I saw would take place at the end of book one. The characters and the story line did not come to me in chronological order, so I had to take some time to see the whole picture before I could begin writing. As the characters began to speak to me, I found my beginning for book one. It's the start of Sofia's story, but it isn't the beginning of the Diasodz's world. So, I thought I'd give those of you who are following me an introduction to how the Diasodz came to be. In book two (The One Enlightened), you will learn a lot about the hows and the whys of the Diasodz's predicament, so I won't give away everything just yet! ;-)
In the beginning, there was God.... Yes, I wanted to start from there. Whether you are spiritual or not, the creation of a species must start with a creator. Call him Allah, God, Budda, Zeus, a chemical reaction...whatever you want, but creation happened. So, my story starts with the fact that there was a God AND a Goddess. There were angels and arch-angels. In my world, the God and Goddess were equal, but the Goddess was most revered by all, including God.
When God created humans, he created them as equals, but Adam held Eve to be more valuable, as God did with the Goddess. Lucifer was not content with the hierarchy that was set up and wanted change. He schemed and connived until he had many angels who agreed with him. Unfortunately for Lucifer, he fell in love with a female angel. Because of his own superiority complex, he thought she would follow him anywhere. When he finally confronted God about becoming the dominate gender, the love of his life stood on the God and Goddess' side.
In his anger, Lucifer couldn't think clearly. He wanted to hurt her the way she had hurt him, and in doing so, he brought pain and suffering to humans. Lucifer was cast out of the heavens along with the angels who stood by his side. He vowed vengeance and promised that God's precious creation would never find peace. In the aftermath, an arch-angel asked the Goddess to protect the humans, and She created the Diasodz for that purpose.
By Her wishes, the Diasodz would live the first eighteen years of their lives as humans so that they could truly understand the struggles of those in which they were bound to protect. Around their eighteenth birthday, they would experience a "death day." Their body's human life force and human characteristics would "die" and their spirit would transform into that of a Diasodz, a being with supernatural abilities to heal and protect humans from the evils created by Lucifer.
Yet, as with humans, the Diasodz were given free will. Many Diasodz became influenced by Lucifer to join his entourage of evil over time. As a race, the Diasodz made choices that caused the Goddess to turn away from her creation, and their powers have been fading ever since. And so we come to Sofia's story, where she must find who she really is and whether she can discover it in her heart and soul to save the Diasodz from fading forever...