Author: Mario Routi
Genre: Young Adult - Fantasy
Release Date: April 8th, 2014
Published by: Oak Tree Press
‘Aeons ago, the Creator created both the Titans and the gods. He saw them first in his dreams and visions and, after he had created them, they lived on with him, long before the universe was born.
He loved them and cared for them as if they were his children, teaching them the great creative arts. When the Gods started painting and sculpting, the Creator watched their efforts proudly and said nothing, knowing not to intervene, like a prudent father anxious not to discourage his children’s imaginations.’
‘He took a deep breath and walked further into the stinking blackness ahead. A terrible coldness seeped into him as he travelled farther from the sun and light. Occasional movements in the stale air brushed against his skin, making even him jump with surprise. Darkness as thick as black fog wrapped itself around him. The walls were no more than damp dirt, the same as the ground that he could feel beneath his feet. The place was one huge catacomb filled with corners, steep grades and slopes.
He crossed several openings. Some were small and forced him to crouch in order to pass through them, while others were high enough to allow a monster entry. His inability to see made them minutes seem like hours. As he stumbled on, he felt invisible hands brushing against his skin, but when he went to grab them there was nothing there. Occasionally, he touched something soft and repulsive before it slid silently from his grasp but he could not see anything in the darkness surrounding him.’
Mario is a cool, mysterious and slightly sloppy guy. He sneaked to the third planet from the sun more or less forty+ years ago, taking advantage of a tender moment between his lovely parents, using them as his Portal.