Title: The Fallen One
Series: Sons of the Dark Mother
Author: Lenore Wolfe
BRTD: Hello, Sisters of Three! Good to have you with us today and thank you for agreeing to answer some of my questions. We know that you Sisters of Three have many things to do, so let’s get started.
BRTD: Who are the Sisters of Three, and who are the Jaguar People?
Mira: The Jaguar People were one people of the 5 ancient races of people who brought the original races to Mother Earth many thousands of years ago, when they brought the original stones, and the stone that is the heart of Mother Earth. They also brought the original temples of the people.
BRTD: We've heard that the three of you were split up during your childhood? How did that happen?
Dara: When we were very young, the vampires came and killed our nanny. We saw it happen. Our parents realized that we were not safe--that they would always come for us again, and again, until they had killed us—because of who we were to become. So they had us go with various family members—who were either human or working closely with humans—to disguise us.BRTD: We understand that you ended up in foster care, Dara? How did this happen?
I ran away from the family I was placed with. They caught me—brought me back. A couple of times I even ended up in other placements for girls that were—out-of-hand. But I always ran again.BRTD: Dara, you are a vampire, are you not? And yet, you are also one of the Jaguar People? How is that possible?
I was turned—by Constantine—only recently. And I have had to learn to deal with the hunger from that. But it was not as difficult for me—as it would be for you, human. I could all ready smell your blood—before I was turned.BRTD: Y--ou, ummm.
Mira: Our people are not supposed to tap such power until we reach our majority, which is around 21 to 25-years-old, so that we can handle such power. The Jaguar People have extraordinary senses. Dara had learned to handle these senses—long before she had become a vampire.
I, on the other hand, forgot everything about my people. I was very young when I went to live with my aunt. So it was much more difficult for me—the first time I could hear the human heart—hear the blood pulsing through the human.BRTD: That must be er—difficult. Jess, we understand that you lived as—human. Can you tell us a bit more about your world as one of the Jaguar People, the one we humans do not know anything about?
Jess: <laughing>Yes, I was raised with the humans. And yet, my parents were Jaguar. And I was able to visit my grandparents, so I never forgot who I was. There are worlds who live amongst the humans that the humans remain unaware of. We walk amongst you, work with you, and even try to guide you. But the humans cannot see us for who we really are. They see the Fae, but they see only what you wish to see.BRTD: We understand that the three of you, the Sister of Three, have unusual powers? Can you tell us about these?
Dara: You mean—besides being a vampire—or one of the Jaguar People?
Mira: <clearing her throat> You have heard of such powers with the hit show, Charmed. But you do not understand the power of three. There are many legends about the power of three. There are the three fates, the father the son and the holy spirit, and the maiden, the mother, and the crone. But the power of three is the power of three times three. It is the power that is within each of us, magnified by our power brought together.
Jess: We were brought together to use our power to help the Princes fight to keep the Dark Cloth from ruling our Mother Earth. That must not happen. They have sought to rule since the fall of Atlantis. They manage to scatter the Alliance. But they could not destroy her. Always, the power of love has won out with the people. Many now know that greed cannot rule. Now is the time to fight—and to stop those who would use Mother Earth for their own gain—once and for all. We help the Princes fight to stop the forces of evil, who would use the humans like cattle, and force the rest of us into slavery.BRTD: And that slavery would be brought by this--Constantine, right? What can you tell us about this Constantine--this ancient vamp who leads the rogue factions of vamps?
Dara: Constantine is an old battle vamp—and he loves war, but he is not the Dark Cloth. He has lived since before the humans knew anything about your bible. In fact, he originally commissioned the writings of your human bible. The Dark Cloth, the dark forces who hide behind your human governments, are the ones you need to be wary of. Yes, they seek to control Constantine. But Constantine only seeks only his own power.
Jess: He is a force to be reckoned with—this is true. But the true evil—is the Dark Cloth—and the Dark Cloth has been pulling the strings behind the human governments for hundreds of years.BRTD: Wow! Which brings us to your Prince of Fire. So, what are these Princes of the Four Directions? And what is this Alliance?
Mira: The Alliance was put into place when the 5 races brought the original people to Mother Earth. The Dark Forces have been around almost as long. They have been around since some of the people decided that they wanted the power of the Heart of the Mother Earth all to themselves. The Alliance was nearly destroyed with the fall of Atlantis. Atlantis fell because of the greed of the people. The Alliance was shattered and scattered to the corners of Mother Earth. But she has been rebuilt. Now these races work together to bring all of our people back into the unity that was lost. We only have to wait for the human race to remember—and we will be as one again.BRTD: Wow! And you remember your past lives—is that what I understand, Mira? You remember Atlantis? And your the men who have loved you—and followed you through all your lifetimes? How do they deal with having to share you?
Mira: We love each other very much. The four of them, and some others I have not come to know again in this lifetime, are immortal. They have followed me to help me to remember who I am—and to survive what I must do—in each lifetime.
Love is a special thing—a very powerful thing. It has no place with human jealousies. That is one of the things that the humans must put aside, if they are to ever open their hearts. This human need to control one another has no place with love. Love is not jealous. Love knows no such darkness.
BRTD: I can see that. Okay, which brings us to your Prince of Fire. So, what are these Princes of the Four Directions? And what is this Alliance?
Mira: The Prince of Fire has the power of fire–and is a shape-shifter. There is also the Prince of Air, the Prince of Water, and the Prince of Earth.
Dara: The Princes of Mother Earth are now back together–and we are only now learning what that means.BRTD: What is happening with the battle with Constantine? And what about this Dark Cloth?
Mira: We have been working hard to keep Constantine beat back. And for now, he will not cause more trouble. But we must keep it that way. The Dark Cloth is another matter. We, as the children of the earth, the Children of Atlantis, face a much bigger battle. Constantine is not the Dark Cloth. All of the children of Mother Earth are needed now, especially the humans and they must awaken!BRTD: How can I contact you if we are to awaken?
You can write to firstname.lastname@example.org. She will know how to contact us. But you have only to remember who you are—and to remember how to believe.
I would like to thank Mira, Dara, and Jess for stopping by Better Read Than Dead today. A huge thank you to Lenore Wolfe, Author of The Fallen One (Sons of the Dark Mother Series #1)