Auri – the secret of Eneru – is a fantasy novel I am working on. Once I am done with writing I plan to publish it as a printed storybook with several detailed illustrations. This novel is also the base for my same named 2D game which is inspired by the story. You can find it together with my concept art in my portfolio
Topic | Auri – the secret of Eneru – An illustrated story book
Context | Auri – the secret of Eneru – tells the story of auri, child of the moon, facing the darkness while strolling on earth. The most important message behind this story is life is what you make it and that lots of things can be changed if you only decide to fight for it. My most beloved quote says it all „The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us“ from Gandalf, the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien. I started concepting the Characters and writing this story in 2015.
Living between stars Auri grows up in light and harmony. as the portrayal of moonlight her nature is gentle and pure, yet one of a little girl, always connected to the moon by the shimmering mooncord. On her futzing she once got chased by a grumpy meteor and lost her way during her escape while finding herself at a cold, dark place without light. The earth. While being trapped there, in falling swartiness, Auri learns about the earths condition, its dwellers and forces by finding new friends and mentors living on earth. Soon she figures out the root of the unfamiliar, creeping blackness. darkness itself lost its inner light “eneru” and tries to gain it back by absorbing every single spark of light.
“Eneru” is known as the souls energy. Its source of light. it requires inner strength to keep it alive or it will fade. Once lost, its almost impossible to get it back. The lost soul will wander in darkness and in doubts, like an empty shell without hope. On its desperate try to retrieve its inner light, darkness withdraws every light existing around it, while creeping into every substance inhabited by a soul and taking their light from them.
as a child of an orb, Auri owns special powers to gift and bring back light. Accompanied by her new friends and lead by the mysterious forces strolling on earth, Auri starts to fight the darkness with the help of her inner light “Eneru”. As a symbol of hope she starts her journey to give back what once was lost…
Realisation | Before I started writing the story, I drew many sketches of characters and scenes with pen and paper. Later I worked them out further with my graphic tablet in Adobe Photoshop. I created their Editorial and character sheets as well as planned the whole story line. Then I started writing in Scrivener.
Technology | Adobe Photoshop, Scrivener
Material | Pen & paper for rough sketches
Project Members | Marie Petters