“Hope begins in the darkness. It starts off as something unseen, something unfelt. Only through the lens of faith can you experience it.” .
The speaker here is Nume, an Entrent, an alien/human hybrid genetically engineered to have telepathic abilities to act as a bridge between humans and other species. (How else do you talk to aliens? Hand gestures? Slower, more pronounced speech?) Nume is a central character in book one, Echoes of Guardians. That’s as much as I’ll say about her role. I really hate to spoil things. .
What’s fun about Entrents to me is, well, a lot of things. For one, their eyes change color based on their feelings. Shades of blue for sadness, shades of red for anger. But the natural state of their irises is a rainbow gradient, representing their potential for all emotions. As such, they’re very empathic beings. I played around with their eyes a lot in the series, using them as foreshadowing for things.
Entrents are teenagers. I do have a science-related reasoning for this, but I also thought it’s fun/funny to have teenagers give you pearls of wisdom. Entrents never age, making it unclear how old some of them really are. Because of their telepathic abilities, they’re also very formidable in combat. Though, not when they’re young and still developing. When they’re first “created” they’re immensely vulnerable and sought after by those with immoral leanings.
Which brings up some interesting questions. Are they tools or are they people? Do they have rights? Who decides? In general, that's a theme I spend some time exploring as Entrents aren't the only product of genetic engineering in the series. .
I like to think I created many layers to Entrents and my characters in general, which in turn generated a rather rich and compelling story in my Entrent Saga universe. .
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