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Title: The Gaia Protocol
Author: Alec Nortan
Publisher: NineStar Press
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
Genre: Apocalyptic/dystopian, Gay Romance, Young Adult
Release Date: 02/06/2017
Long ago, the Gods came back to earth and banished all science from Earth. When Prome finds an amulet in the ruins of an ancient city, he doesn’t expect it to take him and his friend Malia on a quest to discover the long forgotten secret of the Technologists, to meet someone who awakens feelings of love in him, nor to defy the Gods themselves.
Interview with Prome from The Gaia Protocol.
*Hello Prome. To introduce you to the readers who haven’t read The Gaia Protocol yet, you’re the hero of the story. First I’d like to ask you about your name. Do you know where it comes from?
Sure. It’s short for Prometheus, a Greek God who gave fire to the men and got severely punished by the other Gods for that. Mind you, Zeus has a severe superiority complex coupled with paranoia (trust me, I know). Prometheus should have known better.
*As the main character of the Gaia Protocol, what do you think of the author?
Malia would probably tell you he’s our creator, a God. I think she might be right seeing as he’s just a crazy sociopath. Seriously, look at what I have to endure because of him! I was perfectly happy before he made me find that amulet. And honestly, no one in his right mind would make his main character go through all this. I’ve been shot at by archers, almost drowned by an empousa, poisoned by a chimera. That’s not half of it, and I don’t even talk about what the Gods wanted to do to me. And I’m the lucky one! He kills characters faster than a serial killer. You ask me? He’s a dangerous, raving lunatic!
*Do you think he holds a grudge against you?
He certainly doesn’t hold one against Malia. She didn’t even broke a nail…
*You said Malia thinks he’s a God. At the beginning of your adventure, she was a true believer. Do you think she still is?
You haven’t met her before. As long as I can remember, she’s always been Gods this and Gods that, lecturing me about Titans getting rid of Zeus and—
*Actually it was the other way around. Zeus got rid of the Titans.
See? That’s precisely what she kept doing. Fretting over tiny little details. There were the old Gods, new ones appeared, killed the old ones. It doesn’t change a thing for us, we’re still their slaves. But Malia has believed in them for so long, I don’t think she’ll ever lose her faith completely.
*Without spoiling anything, don’t you think that what happened to you may have changed her point of view on Gods?
Probably. But she hasn’t had much time to mull it over. She’s still adjusting.
*Isn’t there some good side to your adventure?
Sure, there is. I didn’t die, and my bond with Malia is stronger than before. I also made a few friends. Nemeos for instance. I would never picture my life without him anymore. And of course Garbos… There’s also Pyrias.
*Do you think you will have time to rest after all those adventures?
Strained laugh. You’d think we’ve earned the right to rest and be happy, but the nutso holding the pen probably has more for us to come.
*What do you think he has in store for you?
Lemme guess. Monsters, fights, injuries, pain, more pain, even more pain, bad news. Oh, and pain. Did I mention pain? He seems to be fond of hurting me.
*If I were the author what would you tell me?
Sound of a chair falling backward after someone jumped off of it. Gargles from someone being strangled.
All opinions expressed are those of the character and don’t reflect the opinions of the perfectly sane author. Please O Mighty Zeus, don’t struck me with your lightning. No author has been injured during the interview. The author denies sadistically injuring his character. He also denies knowing anything about the “Free fictional characters from authors” movement.
About the Author
Alec Nortan is a French social services worker. Though he learned English at school, he chooses this language to write in. His works are gay-related fictions, varying from young adult, science fiction or fantasy adventure, to romance.
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