C.E. Allan was born in East London, England. His passion for stories started at the age of three. He was transfixed with books like James and the Giant Peach and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Television programs like Batman with Adam West. And he was completely mesmerized by movies like Clash of the Titans, Jason and the Argonauts, but his all time favorite hands down is Star Wars. That unquenchable passion made him become a writer.
His novel incorporates all the elements of the books he read growing up, making it a mix mash of fantasy elements. The book focuses on Sara Fuller. This is something twenty year old Sara Fuller quickly learns after she reunites with Niobe Freeman, after being in hiding for fourteen years. Niobe holds the secrets to a past she cannot remember and offers her the keys to a future where Sara can live the life she wants to live. When Sara inherits everything that is hers and lives the life she had always dreamt of, the unspeakable powers that turned her world upside down discover that she’s still alive. Sara discovers the dreadful truth about her parents deaths and a prophecy that will determine the very fate of the planet. Sara’s only hope of saving our world is to fulfill the inconceivable plan Niobe has set before her. Can Sara overcome her greatest fears to achieve the impossible? Can she accept the truth of her fate?
To learn more about his book and the writing process we got with C.E. Allan for this exclusive only on The Gr1nd-
What is your book about?
The Ancient Ones: Prophecy of the Ilat tells the story about a girl who has to overcome impossible obstacles to save her life and the future of the planet. The word, ‘ILAT,’ is Sumerian for the supreme one.
Is it a series or stand alone?
It’s a series.
Who are the main characters in your story?
Sara Fuller (Real name Tianna Collins), who’s the protagonist. Niobe Freeman, the person who saved Tianna from certain death, and Enki who is the chief god from Sumerian mythology.
Describe your writing style?
My writing style is narrative. How I write can be described perfectly from an excerpt from, Finders Keepers,” by Stephen King. A good novelist does not lead his characters, he follows them. A good novelist does not create events, he watches them happen and then writes down what he sees. A good novelist realizes he is a secretary , not god.
What would you compare your book to?
It’s difficult for me to compare my book to another because I can’t think of a book that it’s similar to. To me it’s like Mission Impossible meets Dragon Ball Z (without the screaming). My kids will say Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas, because both books have a kickass heroine.
Fantasy covers a wide spectrum how does your book fit in this genre?
The setting for, “TheAncient Ones,” is based in a world where the earth is made up of three alternate realms that can only be accessed through hidden portals. It is based on Sumerian mythology and Zecharia Sitchins interpretation of the first ever writings, the Sumerian tablets. He believed that the gods of the Sumerian texts came from the planet Nibiru, which was once the tenth planet in our solar system. He believed that Nibiru was destroyed through a cataclysmic war, which also affected Pluto, and the surviving beings known as the Anunnaki or Anuna relocated to Earth.
The two main characters of the book are the hybrid offspring of the Anunnaki and they have the ability to manipulate matter and the four universal forces.
What is next for you literary wise?
I’m writing the second part to the ancient ones.
Why should someone read your book?
When I completed my book, I gave a copy to my fiancé who is super critical, my sister who is a veracious reader, and my two oldest kids. Their feedback blew me away. They loved it so much, I couldn’t believe their reaction. I sent copies to a few more friends. The feedback was exactly the same. It was for this reason I decided to publish. It is for this reason only I believe people should read my book.
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