The Book of Earthpower by Adam Anderson

A climate fiction fantasy adventure set in a future world once more under threat from climate disaster due to mankind's greed.

The book of earthpower

‘The Book of Earthpower’ follows the journey of an infant, abandoned to die due to a cursed disease, via his training to be a Warrior, a defender of Earthpower, into manhood. He distinguishes himself as a Novice Warrior, but once the disease is discovered he is rejected. He still vows to fight to protect Earthpower and The Book of Earthpower, but ultimately is broken by loss, and lives out the curse: he destroys The Book. 

‘The Book of Earthpower’ combines ideas of karate, and other martial arts, with environmentalism, and places them in opposition to rampant capitalism and the increasing technological mechanization of society: the kind that fuels global warming, corruption and other crises, such as the current covid pandemic. It is set in a future world, after the Earth has been pushed to the brink of destruction by greed and the abuse of power: a world where nature has been rebuilt, the Earth’s balance largely restored, and mankind, for the most part, lives in harmony with this balance: with Earthpower. Resurrecting the Earth, and living in a sustainable way with it, was inspired by The Book of Earthpower: a book with mysterious origins in the past; it contains laws, prophecies, and chants which can be used to create phenomenal power in a human being. However, there are many who seek a return to the old ways of capital; they call themselves Libertiners, but are generally known as the Corrupted. They want to use the power of the chants in The Book to control society and impose their own views on how they believe it should be. The tension between the Corrupted and those who preserve Earthpower forms the background to the book. 

Genre: FICTION / Fantasy / Epic

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

Language: English

Keywords: Climate Fiction Young Adult/Crossover

Word Count: 120,000

Sales info:

Although the sales are currently small, the reviews posted are all good (as have been all direct communications to me regarding the book), and I am convinced that the book would appeal to an intenational audience more than a U.K./U.S. one due to the essentially pro-climate stance taken.

Sample text:

The next morning, clear and cold with a sun rising thinly behind the mountain, they set off for the Citadel, laden with their equipment: heavy backpacks, bows, arrows, spears and staffs. It was a quiet, quick-paced journey, but the more they descended the mountain, the higher Remuz’s anticipation rose; each bend in the road, as the day wore on, promised a glimpse of the Citadel, but instead only produced more mountain, more trees, another rise, another fall. But finally, as they crested a hill, there it was in the valley below, its high, white, turreted walls pink in the evening sun, reaching right across the valley and scaling the hills either side. A misty maze of buildings lay beyond the walls, centred around a tall, circular edifice, flags of all colours fluttering from its peak: the Temple of Earthpower – the fortress wherein lay The Book of Earthpower. As they briefly stopped to gaze, Remuz was struck with a great sense of mystery, and a great sense of destiny. Whatever was to become of him, it was to come soon, and its beginning and end would be in the Citadel.

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Translation in progress. Translated by Cristina García

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